Claudio Maria Lerario
Bor, Sudan del Sud
Claudio is an Italian-born photographer in activity since 1992. His career spans from journalism to editorial and advertising, with images published and used in all fields, from social reportages to film, television, marine sports and high fashion. In 2008 he left the area of the mainstream media and founded Lerario Photos.
Since then — supported by his team — he focuses mainly on long-term, in-depth, collaborative portraiture projects that memorialize and celebrate the superstars of the everyday: the nobodies, the underserved, the socially ignored, the culturally overlooked. Those who — wherever in the world — struggle to defend their human dignity and try to make the best of their and other lives.