Born in 1984, I grew up in Rionero in Vulture, in the South of Italy. I live in Rome where I work as a photographer, journalist and photo guide and I teach in courses for adults and children.
In 2017 I created il FotoStudio, a space where is possible to create photo projects, organize exhibitions and follow courses.
I got a three years Master in Photography in Rome at Scuola Romana di Fotografia and a two years Masters in Journalism at Università della Basilicata. I collaborate with Luz Photo Agency.
All my projects deal with the issue of what is and what is not real, or better, what people think it is or not real. Superstitions, religions, conspiracies, freedom and rights: these are some of the topics of my research. I’m also interested to see how these issues are related to specific territories, moving along the borders of documentary photography.
I'm the 2016 winner of the Sony World Photography Award in Still life category.
In May 2015 I won an artist residency in Northern Italy with Magnum photographer Alex Webb to document the Langhe area and there the project “Il Libro del Comando” started. This work was among the finalists at the 2015 Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards and the dummy book was among the finalist at Unseen Dummy Book Awards, Cortona on the Move dummy award, DocField dummy award and at Vienna Photobook Week dummy award.
With the dummy of "The Rome guide for terrorists" in 2013 I won the "Open your books" award for the best self-published book at Sifest in Savignano sul Rubicone and in 2015 with a new updated dummy I was among the four finalists of the Unseen Dummy book award in Amsterdam and among the eight finalists at the Call for Books Award at Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal.
2017 - Unseen Dummy Book awards, finalist, 2016 - Sony World Photography Awards, 2015 - LensCulture Visual Storytelling awards, finalist, 2015 - Call for books award, finalist, 2015 - Unseen Dummy Book awards, finalist, 2013 - “Open your books” award, winner
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The Rome guide for terrorists
A fake guide to all the forbidden places of Rome such as barrack, embassies, prisons, airports.