Who am I?

Award-winning Italian photographer.
Semi-nomad researcher and teacher.

Born in Trento (‘85), I graduated in Anthropology. Before social sciences, I studied also Classical Piano, Visual Arts and Statistics. I like to play chess and philosophy.
In 2008, I quite randomly found myself on a 4 months long journey in South America. After 2 months, my bag was stolen, together with camera and pictures. The following two months were among the most amazing periods I ever lived. Since then, I privilege a fulfilling experience and increased knowledge over a blindfolded chase of aesthetic content. With a group of friends, in 2009 I started Collettivo Fotosocial, an Italian association that uses visual storytelling to spread awareness of the human social condition and - hopefully - produce positive change. We have organised public talks about photography, educational programs and exhibitions ad hoc (one 3000metres high, on the top of Marmolada mountain, in Northern Italy). Between 2013 and 2016, I initiated a long-term research project about underground life in Bucharest: ‘Inside Outside Under Bucharest’. As part of the investigation, I lived in extreme marginality observing, experiencing and documenting the effects of social exclusion. The outcome of this work was presented in different European Universities and published in several magazines worldwide (including Stern Magazine and National Geographic). A dense selection of images is collected in the form of a book: ’Inside Outside Under Bucharest’

 

Exhibitions

2017 – Gobelins, l'école de l'image, Paris (France)
2017 – FotoHaus Paris/Berlin, Arles (France)
2017 – Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin (Germany)
2017 – Nuit de la photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)*
2016 – Antiruggine, Castelfranco Veneto (Italy)
2016 – Bushwick Community Darkroom, New York (USA)*
2016 – Kaunas Festival, Kaunas (Lithuania)
2016 – Les ateliers de Couthures (France)*
2016 – Lumix Festival, Hannover (Germany)
2016 – Social PhotoFest, Perugia (Italy)
2015 – OrganVida Festival, Zagreb (Croatia)
2015 – Photography Show, Birmingham (England)

Awards

2017 – Prix ANI Piktrakk, Visa pour l’image
2017 – Prix de public Nuit de la photo, Winner
2016 – Kaunas Festival Best Portfolio, Winner
2016 – World Report Award, Finalist
2016 – Hannover Festival Public Award, Winner
2016 – Gomma Photography Grant, Second Place
2015 – Getty Reportage Emerging Talent
2015 – Lucie Emerging Scholarship, Shortlisted
2015 – Magnum Photos / IdeasTap: 30 Under 30s, Winner
2014 – Fund for Humanitarian Photography, Top Finalist