AFP - Agence France-Presse
Johannesburg, South Africa
Michele (b. 1991 - Bologna) is a news and documentary photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he mainly strings for AFP - Agence France-Presse.
His photographic, journalistic and documentarian practice is focused on the study of bodies and space: how politics, religions and social rituals affect and shape contemporary cities and urban societies.
Michele was born in Bologna, Italy in 1991.
In 2016 he graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Ferrara developing a master thesis on the role of public spaces in post-conflict cities, with a research semester in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 2017 Michele attended the ICP Masterclass Visual Storytelling and New Media. In 2018 he completed a one-year program in Photojournalism at the ISFCI - Superior Institute of Photography in Rome, Italy and he has been selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy Italy and for the Canon Student Program at Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan. In the same year his project about public showers and housing crisis in Turin won the Canon Italy Young Photographer Award - Multimedia and has been exhibited at Cortona On The Move Festival.
In 2017 Michele started working as a freelance photographer.
His work appeared on international media such as The New York Times, Time, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais, Bloomberg, Vice US, L'Espresso, Internazionale, Courier International, La Repubblica, and others.
Michele speaks English, Italian, French, has good command of Portuguese, Spanish and is available for worldwide assignments. Michele is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register.
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