Simone Perolari was born in Biella, Italy, in 1976. Freelance photographer since 2003. Lives and works in Paris.
In the 2001 he started a work in progress entitled “Come in uno specchio”, now renamed “About us”. It is a reportage about the most important and prestigious international photographers.
In 2005 he started to follow the problems of immigrants and homeless. In the same year, he began a collaboration with Amnesty International and Medicine Sans Frontières Italia. In collaboration with Amnesty International he published two documentary projects entitled “Lampedusa: Ingresso vietato” and “Invisibili”. Soon after, he was commissioned by the Italian section of Amnesty International to provide pictures for the Italian and Belgian campaign entitled “Invisibili”, an awareness raising campaign for the rights of undocumented minors in detention centres.
In February 2006 he was the official photographer for the XX Winter Oliympic Games held in Turin.
Now is implementing a project entitled UNWELCOME on refugees arriving in Europe.
As a reporter and portraits, Perolari works with major italian and international magazines and Italian companies and institutions Lavazza, Bipca, Regione Piemonte, Altrad, Alstom.
Since 2010 he collaborates with the LUZphoto agency and Invision Images and several other agencies which distribute his files material.
Lampedusa, Melilla, Oujda, Patras and Calais the story does not change.
The refugees from around the world are seeking a new way to enter Europe, the roads to reach the border between Turkey, Greece, Bulgary, Italy and Spain, They are the new eldorado for people fleeing war, famine and poverty in search of Europe, these are the disparate, welcome or “unWelcome”.