Johannesburg, South Africa
Luca Sola was born in Collestatte Piano (Umbria, Italy) in 1977. Documentary photographer, he studied Contemporary Literature at Perugia University and took the Photojournalism Master Course at ISFCI in Rome. Professional photojournalist since 2009, his work is focused on social, humanitarian and geopolitical subjects with particular reference to Italy, Africa and Middle East.
His works appear in the main newspapers and magazines, both Italian and international such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Esquire Russia, Sonntags Blick, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Panorama, IL24, Io Donna, The Observer, Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian, East, etc. Assignment and contributor photographer for several NGOs and UN family agencies such MSF, WFP, UNHCR, FAO, Oxfam, Save The Children.
Among several national prizes won, he achieved the third prize at the Yonhap International Press Photo Awards 2011 in the category “Enhancement of International Peace” with his work about Libya revolution. His first book, "Libia/Appunti di Guerra" (2012 Postcart Edizioni) is based on the same work. Solo and group exhibitions in Rome, New York, Paris, Edinburg, San Diego, Seoul and Toronto.
He currently lives in Johannesburg. Available for assignment worldwide. He is represented, for editorial work, by Contrasto Photojournalistic Agency and by All Around Art for Fine Art prints .
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