About

I’m a documentary photographer born in Rimini (Italy) in 1976.

I graduated in Environmental Sciences at University of Bologna in 2001 and took a Master degree in Chemistry for Waste Management in 2007. I’ve been working as a chemist from 2001 until 2009. Then in 2009 I quit my job and I got the Master in Photojournalism at Contrasto Agency in Milan.

In 2009, I started my career as photojournalist and, for three years, I’ve lived in Algiers where I’ve documented the condition of women in the Algerian society. For 6 years (2012-2018), I’ve been based in Jakarta. The main subjects of my photographic research are long term documentary projects on environmental issues and the relationship between human beings and the environment, and on gender issues. With more than 10 years working on documentary projects I developed the ability of being easily accepted by diverse communities especially thanks to my empathic approach and openness to understand the others’ points of view. I’m greatly interested in investigating communities out of the mainstream narratives thus contributing to enrich the global discussion on various topics by telling diverse approaches. In September 2020, I’ve co-founded Radar Magazine together with other seven dedicated science journalists to tell stories and produce investigations on environment, nature, geography and culture.

I’m a member of Overseas Press Club of America, international photo collective Women Photograph and Instagram group @everydayclimatechange. I’m member of Her Wild Vision Initiative, the international database of women and women-identifying photographers and filmmakers working on conservation and the environment
I’m a freelance contributor to The New York Times and to Getty Images Editorial content.

Published on

The New York Times, The New Yorker, BBC World, Financial Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Nature, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Vogue Italy, Vanity Fair, El Pais, Wired, Sierra Magazine, Unesco Courier, South East Asia Globe, LensCulture, The Jakarta Post, Mongabay, The National (Abu Dhabi), La Repubblica, Internazionale, La Stampa, Les Temps, WOZ Die Wochenzeitung, De Zeit, WirtschaftsWoche, Deutsche Welle, OneWorld, Channelnews Asia, Dailymail UK, Next City, Famiglia Cristiana, Altreconomia, Le Scienze, Private Magazine, Il Reportage, Terre di Mezzo, Popoli, Witness Journal, SMBHMagazine, Globetrotter Magazine.

Grant/Prizes

2021
National Geographic Society Emergency Journalism Fund – Covid Monologues, Italy
Premio Happiness ONTHEMOVE 2021 – Cortona On The Move Festival, Italy
78th Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Winner of “COVID-19 personal expression” category, USA
Ocean Story Grant by Earth Journalism Network
Festival della Fotografia Etica 2021, shortlisted at Single Shot Award, Italy
2020
68th Maggie Awards, Award of Excellence for Best Series of Editorial Photographs and Best Feature Article published on Sierra Magazine, USA
Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, Shortlisted for the Social Perspectives Category, London, UK
2019
Earth Photo 2019, Overall winner, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
Labverde Art Residency, Manaus, Brazil
2018
Nikon-NOOR Academy, Italy Masterclass
2017
Prix de la Photographie Paris – Px3, Winner in Professional Portraiture/Personality
2016
Journalism Grant for Innovation in Development Reporting by European Journalism Centre

Exhibitions 

2022
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, UK
2021
Solo Exhibition, Farfalle di Velluto, Festival di Filosofia, Biblioteca Poletti, Modena, IT
Collective Exhibition, Quarantined, Officine Fotografiche, Roma, IT
Collective Exhibition, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, IT
Collective Exhibition, Quarantined, Paratissima, Torino, IT
Collective Exhibition, L’inizio del futuro, Photolux Festival, Lucca, IT
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Dorset, UK
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, UK
2020
Collective Exhibition, Festival de Fotografia de Paranapiacaba, Sao paulo, Brazil
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, UK
Solo Exhibition, Humus Altro Festival, Rimini, Italia, IT
2019
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Dorset, UK
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Fineshade Wood, Northhamptonshire, UK
Solo Exhibition, San Marino Green Festival, Republic of San Marino (RSM)
Collective Exhibition, Futuro Vulnerabile-Altroconsumo Festival, Milano, IT
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Centro Culturale G.Verdi, Segrate, IT
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, St. Andrews Photography Festival, Scotland, UK
Collective Exhibition, Earth Photo, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Polveriera Guzman, Orbetello, IT
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Hillhead Library, Glasgow, UK
Collective Exhibition, Food Security, Mantova, IT
Solo Exhibition, Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest), Jakarta, Indonesia
2018
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, UK
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Museum of Natural History, Verona, Italy
Solo Exhibition, Semplicemente Fotografare Live 2018, Novafeltria, Italy
Solo Exhibition, National Library of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Acampa, La Coruna, Spain
2017
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, Docudays UA, Kyiv, Ukraine
Solo Exhibition, Biblioteca Gambalunga, Rimini, Italy
Collective Exhibition, EverydayClimateChange, LuganoPhotoDays, Switzerland
2016-2017
Solo Exhibition, Italian Cultural Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2014
Solo Exhibition, Festival de Cinèma Douarnenez, Douarnenez Cedex, France.
2013
Solo Exhibition, Italian Cultural Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2012
Collective Exhibition, La Galleria, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Collective Exhibition, European Parliament, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Solo Exhibition, Department of Political Sciences, Paris, France.
2011
Collective Exhibition, Palais de Rais Bastion XXIII, Algiers, Algeria.
Collective Exhibition, London Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture, London, UK.
Solo Exhibition, Italian Cultural Institute, Algiers, Algeria.
2008
Solo Exhibition, Festival delle Culture, Ravenna, Italy.
Solo Exhibition, Palazzo del Podestà, Rimini, Italy.