I’m 37 years old and I’m based in Rome. I am represented by Corbis Images. I worked with Graffiti Press and Nazca Pictures Photo International Press agency. My pictures have been published on several Italian and international newspapers and magazines. Among them The New York Times, Lens, A, Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Le Monde, El Pais.
My photographic interest is mainly addressed to social aspects, trying througout the shots to think over people condition, giving them the chance to express emotions and thoughts. In 2003 I met for the first time gypsies world and started working on it. Some pictures from this early work were published in the photographic book “Figli di un Dio Minore” (aavv), winner of the “Orvieto Foto Festival 2006”. From 2003, I realized several photojournalistic reportages in Middle East, South America , Guatemala , China , India , South Africa , Europe and others, in behalf of international and Italian press with the support and contribution of International Organizations (MSF, UN, Human rights, Derechos Humanos, Coopera Italia and many others).
In Italy my work is focused on immigration and integration issues of the different communities living in Italy. I’m is very interested also in the South of Italy and other reports concerning social issues.
In 2008, my work “New Porrajmos” was projected during “Visa pour l’Image 08”, the International photojournalism festival in Perpignan. In 2009 I started with some international organizations a project about refugees and a project about street children.
Some of my works have been published on the following photographic books and exhibited in many Italian cities and international countries: “The Land of Palestine”, (2003, aavv), winner of the jury prize of “Orvieto Foto Festival, ‘06”; “Figli di un Dio Minore” (2005, aavv), winner of the “Orvieto Foto Festival ‘06”; - “Children of Holy Land”(2005, aavv), - “Religione e Migrazione a Roma” (2006, aavv).
Some of my exhibits:
- “The Land of Palestine”, from march 2004: Rome, Naples, Genova, Betlehem, and many other cities;
-“Rom, figli di un Dio Minore”,July 2005, Provincia di Roma - Palazzo Valentini, Rome, June –July 2006, “Libreria La Feltrinelli”, Rome and many other cities in Italy;
-“Children of Holy Land”, December 2005, Jerusalem;
-“Religione e Migrazione”, March 2006, Provincia di Roma - Palazzo Valentini, Rome;
-“Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu”, Scene of everyday life in the townships of Cape Town. May 2006, “Fiera Internazionale del libro di Torino”.
-“Gypsies”, “Festival della Fotografia di Roma” 2007.