Italian. Born in 1979 in Rome where he presently lives.
After a few photography courses, Massimo Berruti stopped his biology studies in 2003 to delve deeper into photography. A freelance photographer since 2004, he started to work in Eastern Europe and mostly Italy. There he focused on immigration, suburbs and the industrial crisis plaguing the region.
Since 2007 he has been traveling in central Asia, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and began approaching the subject of social change.
"It is very rare that one experiences so directly, before a photographic work, the feeling of what inspired it and of what from day to day was its purpose. It is especially so as this feeling is completely contrary to what we think – or believe – we know of war photography"
Christian Caujolle in "Lashkars" Ed Actes Sud 2011
Massimo Berruti was the laureate of the 2009 City of Perpignan Young Reporter's Award and laureate of the Carmignac Gestion Prize of Photojournalism in 2010.
In 2012, he was recipient of the Eugene Smith Fellowship for « The Dusty Path », his work on Pakistan.
2016 - Roger PIC Award Special Mention, 2015 - MAGNUM Fundation Emergency Fund, 2014 - Grand Prix AFD/Polka, 2014 - POYi Photographer of the Year, 2013 - PHOTOEVIDENCE Book Award, 2013 - EPEA 02 (European Photo Exhibition Award), 2012 - W.Eugene Smith Fellowship, 2011 - WORLD PRESS PHOTO, 2011 - PICTURES OF THE YEAR international, 2010 - CARMIGNAC Photojournalism Prize, 2010 - PICTURES OF THE YEAR international, 2009 - VISA d'Or Arthus Bertrand, 2009 - SONY WPO Award , 2008 - Joop Swart Masterclass (WPP FOUNDATION), 2008 - International Photography Award, 2008 - Scoop Festival in Angers, 2007 - WORLD PRESS PHOTO
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