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 at University of Bologna in 2005. I’ve been working as a chemist from 2001 until 2009. Then in 2009/2010 I got a Master in Photojournalism at Contrasto Agency in Milan.

In 2009, I started my career as photojournalist and, for three years, I’ve been living 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 gender issues.

My project documenting the depletion of mangroves ecosystems in Indonesia, driven by the increasing hunger for cheap tropical shrimps in EU and USA, has been awarded in 2016 Journalism Grant for Innovation in Development Reporting by European Journalism Centre.

I’m a member of international photo collective Women Photograph and Instagram group @everydayclimatechange.

Published on

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

Grant/Prizes

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, in Professional Portraiture/Personality
2016
Journalism Grant for Innovation in Development Reporting by European Journalism Centre

Exhibitions 

2020
Collective Exhibition, Quarantined, Paratissima, Torino, IT
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.