|About the Artist:
For more than 20 years I have photographed current affairs related to human rights. Some of these stories, such as child labor exploitation or minors in jail, deliver unquestionable evidence of situations that should be abolished or, at the very least, persecuted.
Documental photography is, for me, a life-affirming attitude, a tool that lets me approach situations that captivate me, preoccupy me, and make me want to participate.
Moreover, as photographer, I work and delve into subjects that transcend present time, but intrigue me for their experience and expose me to other types of lives. Being a freelancer lets me work on personal projects over a long period of time.
My photo stories/reports/projects are distributed by photography agencies--Panos, Laif, Luz Photos--and regularly appear in national and international newspapers.
PRIZES AND GRANTS
- World Press Photo 2011, “ Juvenile in prison, Sierra Leone” in Daily life series.
- POY, Picture of the Year 2011. World Understanding Award. USA
- 8th Festival Images, Leica Prize. Vevey, Switzerland 2011.
- Finalist W. Eugene Smith Grant. N.Y.C USA 2011.
- Luis Valtueña International prize 2010, Spain.
- World Press Photo 2002 , Burning Man in Art , series.
- W. Eugene Smith Grant 1999 ( 2ª prize) . New York.
- World Press Photo 1998, “ Child labour” in Daily life series.
- Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant. Sweden 1996.
- International Prize Juan Carlos King of Spain. Spain 1995.
- Mother Jones Grant. Los Angeles, USA 1994.
- Child labour.
Published by: Peliti (Italy), Braus (Germany), Acte Sud (France), Lunwerg (Spain), International edition by OIT
- Uomini di Dio (Italy), Images de la Foi ( France), Lives of Devotion (USA &Canada) published by Rizzoli International, Hombres de Dios published by La Esfera (Spain)