Professional journalist and independent photographer specialized in war and social reportage.
I followed the conflict in Afghanistan embedded with the ISAF military mission.
In Kosovo aggregate to NATO KFOR contingent - I documented the ethnic tensions between the Serbian and Albanian communities.
In the Central African Republic I talked about the clashes between anti-Balaka and Muslim Séléka Christians.

Since 2015 I have been involved in the Donbas conflict in Ukraine.
The same year I made the first reportage on the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, the Caucasian Republic which declared independence from Azerbaijan in 1992. In 2016 I returned after the Four days war. Then,on October 2020, I documented the Turkish-Azerbajiani siege at Stepanakert, capital of Nagorno Karabakh.

I also followed the popular protests in Armenia and Tunisia, and documented the daily life of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem. My reports have been published mainly by La Stampa - the newspaper where I have been working since 1989 - and translated into several languages.

I participated in the Fujifilm X Vision Tour 2017 with the photo exhibition Nagorno-Karabakh: the peace can wait displayed in Milan, Bologna, Palermo, Bari and Rome.

In 2018 I created Arma il prossimo tuo, a photographic research to investigate the relationship between religions and conflicts in the world: the exhibition - organized with my colleague Paolo Siccardi and the support of Fujifilm Italia - was exhibited at the National Museum of the Risorgimento in Turin and the Lodi Festival of Ethical Photography.

In 2019 I made the photo exhibition Twelve shots from Donbass hosted in Rome at the Numen Concept Space.

The same year I exhibited Donbass, Ukraine: the border of truth at the Palazzo delle Arti in Naples and at the Palazzo dei Leoni, Messina.

In 2015 I was declared persona non grata by Azerbaijan for the reports made in Nagorno Karabakh: my name was added to the list of journalists who are forbidden from entering the Caucasian Republic.

In 2016 I received a medal from the President of Nagorno-Karabakh for the photographic reports made on the ongoing conflict in the Caucasian de-facto Republic.

In 2019 I received a medal from the City of Kyiv for documenting the ongoing war in Donbas, Ukraine.

I won the TIPA Gold Award - category: Publishing / Conflict - at the Tokyo International Foto Award 2018.

In 2019 I won an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards, category: Press, World/Conflict.




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