I work as a photographer, reporter, and witness to events and ways of life around the world producing  marketing and sport materials, commercial albums, professional profiles, and both private and corporate portraits.
My job has brought me to many locations around the world including Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Mozambique),  America (Cuba, Domenican Republic, USA, Argentina), and Asia (India, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Russian Confederation, Turkey).  I  worked for the Pastorale Missionaria of the Archibishop of Genova to produce marketing materials highlighting their developing programs abroad.
In June 2006, i was to prepare a photographic report of the Genovese Catholic missions in Cuba and Santo Domingo. In 2006 i published  three books  of photographs as sources for humanitarian initiatives. These include: "Arenzano: scatti quotidiani," "Sguardi Lontani: quaranta ritratti tra India e Nepal," and "Cuba: Missione di Santa Clara." 
In addition, my photographs from a report in Genova in 2006 have been published on the Internet website of Medecins sans Frontieres (www.msf.org) to document the activity of the organization and i made  other reportages for Italian Red Cross and other humanitary associations.
In 2008 my photos were published by Electa catalogue "Olga Napoli, paintings" and in the Two Review published by The Cool Press in Ancoraghe (USA), in 2014 for "Il Milione n°188 - Il Sentimento della Geometria - Carmela Avagliano", catalogue of paintings
In 2009 i have published for  L'Arsenale Editrice in Verona the volume "The Mine" about the work and the live in the mine of Korchacol, near the city of Novokuznetzk in Siberian territories of Russian Confederation.
In 2011 i have received the assignment for a reportage in Nantong (China) to report the construction of commercial ships and in November i released the monograph on the work done in China, published by  L'Arsenale in Verona, entitled "Bulk Zambezi" in two editions, one of which as a limited edition that contains a photographic portfolio of fifteen individual pictures.
In 2012  i have published  " Batubara" - also this book is in two editions - concerning the work in mining sites in Indonesia. In 2013 i was  commissioned to make a reportage in Mozambique about the coal vessels operating in that area.
In december 2013 i have published for L'Arsenale Editrice in Verona the volume "Limpopo's Land " about the work made in Tete and Beira , Mozambique.
In 2014 i have received the assignment for a reportage in the  USA to report the work in the  coal mines in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and in December i released the monograph on the work done , published by  L'Arsenale in Verona, entitled "On the Road" in two editions, one of which as a limited edition that contains a photographic portfolio of fifteen individual pictures.

I am a member and regional deputy for Liguria of the Italian Press - Photographers Association (A.I.R.F.), member of the Nikon Professional Service (NPSItalia), member of Reporters sans Frontieres (www.rsf.org) and member of SoPhot (www.sophot.com), French Association for social and environment photography .
Third prize at the International photo contest Premio Chatwin 2010.  I was  selected in 2011 and 2012 for the Leica Oskar Barnack Preis and Hasselblad Award. 

I have been selected as representative author at the  54 th "Esposizione Internazionale della Biennale di Venezia - Sezione Liguria". and i was published as  author in the volume " Padiglione 150 Anni Unità d'Italia - Biennale  2011, Venezia" for Skira Editore.



I was born in Genova on April 1st, 1960, and  live there since.
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