After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from the University La Sapienza, I studied photography at the European Institute of Design in Rome, and soon after, started work with NGOs working in the humanitarian arena.
I have been working for the past 5 years as photojournalists for major Italian Magazines, the humanitarian aspect is central to my photographic interest and to the emotional pursuit of my work. I cherish the opportunity of sharing crucial moments of daily peacefulness and brushing the personal stories of individuals whose origins are so far apart/distant from my own. In 2008 I took up the role of official photographer for Operation Smile an international charity working in over 35 countries, which conducts hundreds of medical missions in support of the most disadvantaged children around the world.
Then, in 2014 I began a collaboration with the Italian NGO Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo, which focuses on children’s education programmes in Eastern Africa and Latin America.
In my role as official photographer for both organisations in the past 10 years, I have documented over 25 humanitarian missions across Africa, Asia and Middle East.
In 2014 I moved to Rwanda in occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Genocide with the NGO Progetto Rwanda Onlus. The main focus was the story of an extraordinary Rwandan woman, a Hutu who had rejected the aberration of the Genocide.
I know how to be extremely respectful in the environments where I work, how to be a good photographer without being invasive or inappropriate, securing that the dignity and the rights of all the individuals captured by my camera remain intact.
I am currently living in New York City.
- Still life
Families separated. El Paso, Texas
Ciudad Juarez, families crossing the border with Texas seeking for asylum.
“Guantanamo dei bambini la vergogna rinnegata”, Photo Reportage about the crisis of the families separated in El Paso, Texas. for “La Repubblica”
“Occupy Trump Tower”
“Occupy Trump Tower”, Photo Reportage about the Activists who are protesting at the Trump Tower in New York City, for “La Repubblica”
Operation Smile, Senegal.
Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. Since 1982, Operation Smile, through the help of dedicated medical volunteers, has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities