Mario Badagliacca was born in Palermo in 1980. He graduated in Politics and International Relations at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale'. During his studies in Naples he worked with several non profit organizations. He graduated in photo reportage and photojournalism in Rome, where he is based. Focused on local realities and social issues, he is currently working on long term projects on migrants and migrant communities, paying particular attention to the cultural aspects of migration. He works with several researchers and universities (such as St. Andrews University, University of Oxford, University of Naples "L'Orientale") and his photographs have been published in national and international magazines and newspapers.
He currently collaborates with the ' Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures' project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of UK and he is developing a work on Italian emigration between London, New York and Buenos Aires.
Solo exhibition 'Letters from the CIE' - San Diego State University, San Diego, USA 2015 - 2016
Collective exhibition Prisma Human Rights - Monastero di San Nicolò, Venezia Lido, Italy 2015
Solo exhibition 'Migrations lives' Being Human Festival - St. Andrews University, Scotland 2014
2015 - PRISMA Human Rights, Italy 2015, 2015 - MIFA, Honorable mention, Moscow 2015, 2014 - Audience Engagement Grant DPP, New York, USA 2014, 2015 - MONOCHROME Photography Awards
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