Stefano De Luigi
Stefano De Luigi (Cologne, 1964) is a professional photographer since 1988. His photographs have been published in the most important international magazines, including: Stern, Paris Match, Le Monde 2, Time, The New Yorker, Internazionale, L’Espresso, Geo,Vanity Fair, El Pais, Sunday Time Magazine.
He lived in Paris from 1989 to 1996, working for the Louvre Museum. In 1998 he completed the project Celebrities, about the fashion world. In 2000 he received the Honorable Mention of Leica Oskar Barnack Award. That same year he started the project Pornoland, a photographic journey on pornographic film sets around the world. In 2004 Pornoland became a book with a text by Martin Amis, published by Thames and Hudson, Knessebeck, La Martinière and Contrasto.
Personal exhibitions in these years include: WHO (Geneva 2010), VII Gallery (New York 2010), 10b Gallery (Rome 2010), MART (Rovereto 2011), Photofestival (Athens 2012), Fondazione Stelline (Milan, 2013), International Photoreporter Festival (Saint-Brieuc 2013).
From 2003 to 2006, he worked on Blindness- a photographic project on the blindness condition in the world. Blindness received the patronage of Vision 2020- WHO and won the W.E. Smith Fellowship Grant in 2007.
Stefano De Luigi has won the World Press Photo contest four times in different categories (1998-2007-2010-2011). In 2009 he won the Moving Walls of Soros Foundation and his work was exposed in Washington and New York. In 2010 he won the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award and the Getty Grant for Editorial Photography. Also in 2010, Blindness became a book: Blanco (Trolleybooks). Blanco won the POYi Best Photography Book Award 2011.
In 2013, Stefano has won the Days Japan (Special Jury Prize), Prix du Festival de St-Brieuc and Premio Anima.