Matteo Bastianelli (b. 1985) is a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Rome, Italy. He is a member of Italy’s National Order of Journalists since 2009. Above all he works on long-term projects related to social, environmental and human rights issues, with a keen interest in consequences of wars and their effects on those who live through it, focusing on the theme of memory and identity.
In 2012 he was nominated honorable member of the international team of experts for the “Institute for Research of Genocide” in Canada. “The Bosnian Identity” is his first book and documentary film, “Vittorio de Seta” prize for the director of the best documentary film at BIF&ST- Bari International Film Festival 2013.
He was a member of Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent till 2014. His images and videos have been published and commissioned by a number of media outlets, NGOs, national and international magazines, such as Al Jazeera, Burn, CNN, Der Spiegel, Discovery Channel Interactive, D- La Repubblica, El Pais, Il Corriere della Sera, International Committee of the Red Cross, Internazionale, International New York Times, Lens – The New York Times, L’Espresso, L’Europeo, L’Oeil de la Photographie, La Repubblica, La Stampa, MSNBC, NAtional Geographic Photography Usa, National Geographic Italia, Newsweek Japan, PDN, RTL News, Rhythms of Taipei, TIME Lightbox, Vanity Fair, among others. His projects have been shown in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, The Netherlands and USA.
He has received various significant awards for his work, among which PDN’s Photo Annual, Marco Bastianelli Prize for the Best First Book, Emerging Talent Award at Reportage by Getty Images, Canon Young Photographers’ Award, Honorable Mention from the NPPA- Best of photojournalism, finalist for the Magnum (Burn) Emerging Photographer Fund, Fotovisura Grant, PixPalace-Visas ANI and the Lumix Multimedia Award.
2016 - American Photography Awards, Winner , 2016 - Tokyo International Photo Award, 2016 - Lumix Multimedia Award Finalist, 2015 - Italian Doc Screenings award, 2015 - Fotovisura Grant, 2015 - CineEco International Film Festival, 2014 - PixPalace-Visas ANI award, 2014 - Photocrati Fund, 2013 - Marco Bastianelli Prize for the Best First Book, 2013 - Vittorio de Seta Prize for best documentary film, 2013 - Emerging Talent Award, 2013 - Doc/it Professional Award, 2012 - Lumix Multimedia Award, 2012 - International Photography Awards, 2012 - Honorary membership , 2011 - NPPA, Best of photojournalism, 2010 - Canon Young Photographers Prize, Best project, 2010 - Emerging Photographer Grant, 2010 - PDNs Photo Annual winner
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