Born in Rome in 1977. After a five year degree course in Communications, Sociology & Media, I moved to London in 2003 . Since July 2005 I have been a regular freelancer with The Guardian, loving this job more and more, and working within a very stimulating and exciting environment.
My background in sociology and communication has definitely shaped my approach to the media. I use photography as my tool to explore human beings and their relationships and I have understood through my experience how photography can cement or create human relationships and special boundaries that go well beyond any physical, mental or sociological limitation.
In the last few years I have completed different projects in advertising, corporate and artistic imagery and my photos have been also published in many other worldwide magazines and newspapers, including National Geographic, The Independent magazine, The Financial Times, The New York Times, the Irish Times magazine, Stern, Corriere della Sera, D di Donna-La Repubblica, Usa Today, L’Internazionale, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Washington Post, Le Figaro' BBC, Newsweek and more..
As a photographer I do work also in collaboration with Design and Advertising Agencies working closely with art directors and clients either helping develop visual concepts and images style and photo libraries or following directions and guideline.
In the past years I’ve also collaborated and worked with many charities and NGO’s including MSF (Doctors without borders), Amnesty International, Age UK, Family Action, Versus Arthritis and Oxfam.
Commercial clients including the Lottery Fund, Selfridges, NHS, Cinzano, Southern Railway, Camden Council, Hackney Council, Learning Trust, Manchester Brunel University, Goldmsith, London City University, University of the Arts, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Metropolitan Police and more.
Since 2012 I've been on the UN's roster of pre-approved photographers, ready to photograph their peacekeeping missions at a moment's notice.