Filippo Bardazzi was born is Prato in 1987. He works as a freelance journalist and photographer on documentary and editorial projects with the collective SooS Chronicles, founded with the colleague Laura Chiaroni.
He became journalist in 2011 after a degree in Philosophy at Università degli Studi, Firenze. After some collaborations with local newspapers and online magazines, he started his career as a freelancer in 2012 with SooS Chronicles, an Italian collective of documentary photographers, which focuses on the relationship between man and environment with a peculiar interest in all those changes involving past and present.
After his first long term feature, Standing Still (2013), a photographic survey of the American West and its representation in contemporary iconography, he focused on unconventional gas extractions in Europe with the documentary project The Great Illusion. Granitsa (2017) is his latest collective work. It focuses on the Russian community of Ida-Viru county, Estonia. His images have been published both on Italian and international magazines (D – La Repubblica, La Stampa, Gente, Newsweek Japan, The Financial Times, Courrier International) and have been shortlisted and awarded in several photographic festivals worldwide (Premio Marco Pesaresi, Rovinj Photodays, Atkins CIWEM – London, Photo Kathmandu, Athens Photo Festival, Verzasca Foto Festival).
He is Professor of Documentary Photography at L.A.B.A. - Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (Florence, Italy).
2015 - IPA – International Photography Awards, 2015 - Photo Kathmandu, 2015 - Rovinj Photodays, 2015 - Athens Photo Festival, 2015 - Premio Marco Pesaresi, 2015 - Atkins CIWEM EPOTY, 2015 - MIFA Photography Award, 2013 - IPA – International Photography Awards, 2013 - FoFu Phot’Art, 2013 - Counter Balance EIB Award
- Still life