Graduated in Communication Sciences, Marco Panzetti (Italy, 1981) is a freelance documentary photographer, multimedia journalist and visual artist. Dedicated full time to photography since 2014, Marco had the privilege of being apprentice and assistant to Michel Huneault (Cosmos Photo) in 2014 and 2015. In the first half of 2016, he worked as staff for the photo agency Noor in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
His work focuses on contemporary issues related to social injustice, migration/displacement and collective identity. He successfully carried out projects in Europe, Latin America and Asia, frequently in collaboration or on assignment for nonprofit entities, international organizations and media outlets. Although photography remains at the core of his documentary work, his visual language embraces (and constantly experiments with) different audiovisual formats (video, audio and VR) to create short documentary films, immersive multimedia pieces and art installations.
His long-term body of work on the European migrant crisis, ‘The Idea of Europe‘ (2015 – present) received international recognition including an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Lange-Taylor Prize. Different parts composing the same work were awarded the first prize at the 2017 Migration Media Award and the 2018 National Photojournalism Award of Spain.
Marco is based in Barcelona (Spain), frequently travels to Italy, and is available for assignments, journalistic collaborations and educational projects worldwide.
2018. The Idea of Europe. Shortlisted, 2018 Athens Photo Festival
2018. Life after Hell (single photo). Winner, 2018 National Photojournalism Award of Spain
2018. The Idea of Europe. Finalist, 2018 PhotOn Festival
2018. The Idea of Europe. Finalist, 2018 Art Photo Bcn Festival
2018. In Between (Single photo). Shortlisted, 2018 All About Photo Awards
2017. The Idea of Europe. Honorable Mention, 2017 Lange-Taylor Prize
2017. In Between (Single photo). Finalist, Festival della Fotografia Etica 2017 – Single Shot Award
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. Shortlisted, 2017 Athens Photo Festival
2016. In Between. Contest Winner, ‘Closer 2016 – Dentro il reportage’
2016. We are not going back. Shortlisted, 2016 Athens Photo Festival
OCT 2017. In Between (Single photo). Festival della Fotografia Etica 2017. 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)
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)
BBC News (UK), The Times (UK), Vice (UK), British Red Cross (UK), LA Times (US), Internazionale (Italy), Regards (France), France Culture (France), Paris Match (France), New Statesman (UK), Diari Ara (Spain), Il Manifesto (Italy), Tages-Anzeiger (Switzerland), The Wall Street Journal (US), La Repubblica (Italy), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Witness Journal (Italy), The Post Internazionale (Italy), FotoRoom, Morgenbladet (Norway), Lenscratch
ASSIGNMENTS AND COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE
BRC British Red Cross, MSF Médecins Sans Frontières, SOS Méditerranée, SOS Racisme, New Statesman, Thomson Foundation, Open Media Hub, International Centre for Migration Policy Development
SEP 2015. Atelierhaus Salzamt. Linz, Austria – Duo residency with former mentor Michel Huneault.
SEP 2014. Casa del Escritor Fonca. Mexico City, Mexico. – Duo residency with former mentor Michel Huneault.
MAY 2018. Interviewed in RTVE (Spanish national television, min 17:15)
MAY 2018. Interviewed in Open Media Hub about the challenges of reporting on migration after solo presentation at the EU parliament.
APR 2018. Press review following the 2018 Spanish National Photojournalism Award: EFE, Púbilico, El Periodico, El Diario, Clavoardiendo, ANIGP, FAPE, Albedomedia
JAN 2018. Protagonist in the short documentary film ‘Unheard Voices‘ by Myong-Hun Oh [English]
JUN 2017. Interviewed in The Submarine magazine [Italian]
JUN 2017. Interviewed by Open Media Hub at the Migration Media Awards ceremony [English]. Valletta (Malta)
JAN 2017. Interviewed in Orizzonti Internazionali [Italian]
OCT 2016. ‘We are not going back’ exhibition opening speech [Spanish]. Barcelona (Spain)
OCT 2016. ‘We are not going back’ exhibition mentioned in TimeOut Barcelona [Spanish]
FEB 2016. Interviewe 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