Alessandro is an Italian photographer and journalist, co-founder of Parallelozero photo agency. His work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines. He lives in Milan (Italy).


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In 2020 he won first prize in the Still Life Category at the Sony World Photography Awards with the story Immortality, Inc., and first prize in the Environment Story Category with the story Gas Chamber Delhi at the Best of Photojournalism Awards, hosted by the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). He was also a finalist for the 2020 Aftermath Project grant with the story Syrians in Limbo. In 2016 his work on the post-ebola situation in Sierra Leone won the PDN Photo Annual 2016 in the Documentary/Photojournalism category and a honorable mention at the MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards). He has been finalist for the 2017 Italian Premio Ponchielli with the story Standouts & Poors. His photo reports for National Geographic Italy has been awarded five times (2010, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2020) with the National Geographic's Best Edit Award.

His work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines, including Courrier International, D - La Repubblica delle Donne, Elle, L'Espresso, Le Figaro Magazine, Geo, Internazionale, Le Journal de la Photographie, Marie Claire, Le Monde, Newsweek Japan, Lightbox TIME, Geo, Mare, National Geographic France, National Geographic Italy, Sette - Corriere della Sera, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Sunday Times Magazine, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, VSD, Die Zeit.

His pictures have been exhibited or screened in several personal and collective photo exhibitions, like the 2016 Photojourn Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), the 2015 and 2014 VISA Pour l’Image (Perpignan, France), the 2014 Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), the 2009-2015 National Geographic exhibitions in Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome, Italy), “Le Printemps Arabe” at the Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie (Ajaccio, France, 2012), “Freedom to Create” (Cape Town, South Africa, 2011), “Provocation” at the New York Photo Festival (USA, 2011) and “Unpublished-Unknown” at the MACRO Testaccio (Rome, Italy, 2010).

He teaches reportage at Officine Fotografiche Milano, he curated exhibitions and attended conferences (Wired Health Fest 2020; Scuola Mohole, 2020; Settimanale di Fotografia, Genoa, 2020 and 2015; IULM - Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione, 2019; LABA - Libera Accademia Belle Arti, Brescia, 2018), he has been member of juries and he regularly holds photojournalism workshops and portfolio readings. Graduated in philosophy (1996), he joined the Institute of Journalism and then he worked as a writing reporter for La Repubblica. In 2001 he started to work as a photojournalist.

 

Screenings and solo exhibitions

2019 - Immortality, Inc., PhEST, Monopoli (Italy)

2019 - Antipodes, Pontremoli Photo Festival, Pontremoli (Italy)

2018 - Antipodes, Officine Fotografiche Roma (Italy)

2018 - Antipodes, Officine Fotografiche Milano (Italy)

2017 - China – Rolls Royce Generation, El Bagnin de Gorla, Milan (Italy)

2017 - Polvese, Umbrò, Perugia (Italy)

2016 - Il Duomo si racconta, San Gottardo in Corte, Palazzo Reale, Milan (Italy)

2016 - China – Rolls Royce Generation, Photofest, Bangkok (Thailand)

2016 - Sierra Leone’s Cashew (with ngo Coopi), COOP Lombardia, Milano

2015 - Screenings of China – Rolls Royce Generation at Visa pour l’Image (Perpignan, France)

2015 - China – Rolls Royce Generation, Palazzo Ducale, Colorno (Italy)

2015 - Sierra Leone’s Cashew (with ngo Coopi), EXPO 2015, Milan (Italy)

2014 - Screenings of Ethiopia and Kommunalka at Visa pour l’Image (Perpignan, France)

2014 - Screenings of Ethiopia at the Angkor Festival (Cambodia)

2014 - Sardinia giara horses, Foianofotografia (Foiano, Italy)

2014 - Nepal Andho (with ngo CBM), Pzero Café, Milan (Italy)

2014 - Nepal Andho (with ngo CBM), UnType Gallery, Parma (Italy)

2013 - Work for Hope (with ngo Coopi), Festival della fotografia etica, Lodi (Italy)

2013 - Work for Hope (with ngo Coopi), Fondazione Stelline, Milan (Italy)

2013 - Work for Hope (with ngo Coopi), Palazzo Moroni, Padova (Italy)

2013 - Ethiopia, back to the future (curated by Chiara Oggioni Tiepolo), Padova (Italy)

2013 - Forgetting Chad (with ngo Coopi), Lugano (Switzerland)

2012 - Ethiopia, back to the future (curated by Chiara Oggioni Tiepolo), Umbria World Fest (Italy)

2012 - Ethiopia, back to the future (curated by Chiara Oggioni Tiepolo), Foianofotografia (Italy)

2011 - No Frills Sport (with Sergio Ramazzotti), Palazzo Giordani, Parma (Italy)

2011 - No Frills Sport (with Sergio Ramazzotti), Four Roses Gallery, Milan (Italy)

2011 - Forgetting Chad (with ngo Coopi), Fieramilanocity, Milan (Italy)

2010 - Screening of Surfin’Gaza at Savignano Immagini Festival (Italy)

2008 - Bluesmen along the Po river – Collecchio Film Festival, Parma (Italy)

2008 - Iranian Postcards – Terraemoti Festival, Verona (Italy)

2006 - Ireland - Mondadori Multicenter, Milan (Italy)

 
Screenings and group exhibitions

2019 - Explore - Sulla Luna e oltre (by National Geographic), Palazzo Blu, Pisa (Italy)

2017 - Immagini indifese - Fondazione ANT, Brescia (Italy)

2017 - In God's Country, Spazio Farini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (Italy)

2015 - FOOD. Il futuro del cibo (by National Geographic), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2015 - FOOD. Il futuro del cibo (by National Geographic), Palazzo del Governatore, Parma (Italy)

2014 - One Day in Africa, Parallelozero Café (Milan, Italy)

2013 - Obscured (by NEOS), Museo Minguzzi, Milan (Italy)

2012 - My Addis, Addis Photo Festival, Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)

2012 - Il senso della vita (by National Geographic), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2012 - The liquid stage (by Parallelozero), BIT, Milan (Italy)

2012 - Good Morning Africa, Festival Center, Milan (Italy)

2012 - Unveiled Jordan (by Parallelozero) – Festival della Letteratura di viaggio, Rome (Italy)

2012 - Le Printemps Arabe, Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie, Ajaccio (France)

2012 - Italian Geographic (curated by Marco Pinna), Busto Arsizio (Italy).

2011 - Freedom to Create, Cape Town (South Africa)

2011 - Provocation, New York Photo Festival - NY (USA)

2011 - Auction4action (by FotografiSenzaFrontiere) - Sotheby's, Milan (Italy)

2011 - I Colori del Mondo (by National Geographic) - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2010 - Unpublished-Unknown (edited by Marc Prust) - MACRO Testaccio, Rome (Italy)

2010 - The liquid stage (by Parallelozero), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2010 - Great Venice, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2010 - Our World (by National Geographic), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2010 - Photography Days - Istanbul (Turkey)

2009 - Terra Madre (by National Geographic), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)

2009 - Jordan Unveiled (by Jordan Ministry of Tourism), Milan (Italy)

2009 - Metropoli Via Emilia (organized by Parallelozero), Parma (Italy)

2009 - Journey along the Navigli, Palazzo Galloni, Milan (Italy)

2009 - A child world (by NEOS) - Teatro Stabile d'Insubria, Varese (Italy)

2008 - Fotografare Parma, Palazzo Pigorini, Parma (Italy)


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