Mario Badagliacca is a documentary photographer. Born in Sicily, he studied politics and international relations at the University 'L'Orientale' in Naples and photo-reportage and photojournalism in Rome. Along his photographic activity, he has always collaborated with non-profit organizations. His work documents migration, life on the borders, human right violations, and social issues. His photographs have appeared in Le Nouvelle Observateur, Al Jazeera, RAI, Sky, La Presse Canada, La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, and on several book covers. He is exhibited in international venues, including the Hopkins Hall Gallery in Ohio. He has worked with numerous international research and academic institutions such as Oxford University, St. Andrews University and San Diego State University. He has been the recipient of several international awards, including the Documentary Photography Project Grant (New York 2014) and the 2017 ACEP Projecto Media exhibited at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Currently, he is the artist-in-residence for the Transnationalizing Modern Language Project sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, a work on the Italian diasporic communities in Addis Ababa, London, New York, Buenos Aires and Tunis.
2017 - Projecto Media, Portugal 2017, 2016 - IPA Awards honorable mention, 2016 - Tokyo International Foto Awards honorable mention, 2015 - PRISMA Human Rights, Italy 2015, 2015 - MIFA Moscow International Foto Award, 2015 - MONOCHROME Photography Awards, 2014 - Audience Engagement Grant DPP, New York, USA 2014
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