Marco Panzetti (Italy, 1981) is a freelance documentary photographer.

Graduated in Communcation Sciences, his education in photography covers photojournalism, documentary photography and multimedia visual storytelling. Dedicated full time to photography since 2014, Marco had the privilege of being apprentice and assistant to Michel Huneault (Cosmos Photo) between 2014 and 2015. In the first half of 2016, he worked as staff for the photo agency Noor in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

His photographic work focuses on contemporary issues related to migration, social injustice and collective identity. He successfully carried out projects in Europe, Latin America and Asia, frequently in collaboration or on assignment for nonprofit organizations and magazines. His work has been published in different international medias and exhibited in Italy and Spain.

Even though photography remains key to his documentary work, in 2016 he started integrating in his projects other formats (video, audio and VR) to create in-depth multimedia pieces; those include the short film ‘Troubled Waters‘, which was awarded first prize in the Video category at the Migration Media Award (2017).

Currently on-going, his long term work started in 2015, ‘The Idea of Europe‘, is a multimedia project about the human impact of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. ‘In Between‘, one of the projects composing this work, has been shortlisted at the Athens Photo Festival (2016) and the Felix Schoeller Award (2017), and was a World Report Award finalist at Fotografia Etica Festival (2017). Currently, he is about to release the last chapter of this work, ‘Life after Hell‘ focused on the condition of asylum seekers in Italy.

In September 2017, ’The Idea of Europe’ received the Honorable Mention at the 2017 Lange-Taylor Prize, awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. 

Marco is based in Barcelona (Spain), frequently travels to Italy, and is available for assignments worldwide.

2017. The Idea of Europe. Honorable Mention, 2017 Lange-Taylor Prize from CDS at Duke University (USA)
2017. In Between (Single photo). Finalist, Festival della Fotografia Etica 2017 – Single Shot Award: Solidarietà Fertile. Lodi (Italy)
2017. In Between. Shortlisted, 2017 Felix Schoeller Award
2017. Troubled Waters (In Between). First Prize Winner, 2017 Migration Media Awards – Video category
2017. In Between. Selected, 2017 Inhabitants Festival. Milan (Italy)
2017. In Between. Shortlisted. 2017 Athens Photo Festival. Athens (Greece)
2016. In Between. Contest Winner. ‘Closer – Dentro il reportage’
2016. We are not going back. Shortlisted. 2016 Athens Photo Festival. Athens (Greece)
2015. We are not going back. Selected. 2015 Visa pour l’Image Festival – ANI’s Coup de Coeur section. Perpignan (France)

GEN 2018. Life after Hell. Altaïr, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
OCT 2017. In Between (Single photo). Festival della Fotografia Etica 2017 – Single Shot Award: Solidarietà Fertile. Lodi, Italy (group)
OCT 2017. Mediterranean Dispatches (In Between). Festival della Fotografia Etica 2017 – OFF Section. Lodi, Italy (group)
SEP 2017. In Between. 2017 Photogenic Festival. Barcelona, Spain (solo)
JUN 2017. Single photo, In Between. Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for SOS Méditerranée. UNESCO building, Paris, France (group)
JUN 2017. In Between. La Repubblica dei Desideri. Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy (group)
MAY 2017. In Between. Mediterraneo Downtown Festival. Logge del Palazzo Comunale, Prato, Italy (group)
APR 2017. In Between. IsoLab, Taranto, Italy (solo)
FEB 2017. In Between. Arsenale della Marina Regia, Palermo, Italy (group)
FEB 2017. We are not going back. EOI Drassanes, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
JAN 2017. In Between. QR Photogallery, Bologna, Italy (group)
OCT 2016. We are not going back. Pati Llimona, Barcelona, Spain (solo)

The Times (UK), BBC News (UK), BBC World Service (UK), Vice (UK), British Red Cross (UK), LA Times (US), Internazionale (Italy), Regards (France), New Statesman (UK), Diari Ara (Spain), Il Manifesto (Italy), La Repubblica (Italy), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Tages-Anzeiger (Switzerland), Radio France Internationale (France), Ouest France (France), Valeurs (France), The Huffington Post (Germany), Witness Journal (Italy), The Post Internazionale (Italy), (Germany), Altreconomia (Italy), Morgenbladet (Norway).

British Red Cross, MSF Médecins Sans Frontières, SOS Méditerranée, SOS Racisme Catalunya

JAN-JUN 2016. Staff at Noor Images. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 – 2015. Assistant and apprentice to Michel Huneault (Cosmos Photo)

2015. Visual Storytelling. Lajetee School Workshop. Fotografia Europea Festival. Reggio Emilia, Italy
2014. Documentary Photography. Pau Coll workshop. Pati Llimona. Barcelona, Spain
2010. Photojournalism. Ruido Photo School. Barcelona, Spain

2002 – 2006. Communication degree, specialising in Mass Media. Università degli studi di Bergamo. Bergamo, Italy

JAN 2017. Interview on The Submarine [Italian]
JUN 2017. Interviewed by Open Media Hub at the Migration Media Awards ceremony. [English]. Valletta (Malta)
JAN 2017. Interview on Orizzonti Internazionali [Italian]
FEB 2016. Interviewed in the Documentary “SOS Méditerranée si racconta” by Maghweb productions. [Italian]. Palermo (Italy)

Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vietnam
Western Europe, Balkans

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