Graduated in Communication Sciences, Marco was born in northern Italy in 1981. After moving to Barcelona (Spain) in 2006, he worked for several years as translator and project manager. Between 2014 and 2015 he carved out a career in photography, and in the same period he was lucky enough to be mentored by the documentary photographer Michel Huneault. In the first half of 2016, he had the privilege to work as staff for the prestigious photo agency Noor in Amsterdam.
His photographic work focuses on contemporary issues related to identity, migration, social (in)justice and development, and is aimed at providing an in-depth look at underrepresented realities, communities, stories and events. While photography remains key to Marco’s documentary work, he also integrates video/audio footage into his projects to create in-depth immersive multimedia pieces.
His on-going long-term body of work, The Idea of Europe, focuses on different aspects of the refugee crisis in Europe and is composed by several projects carried out since early 2015. In the context of the largest refugee crisis since World War II, this body of work encourages a reflection on a crisis that is not only bringing into daylight the contradictions of present-day Europe, but also questioning the idea of Europe itself.
Marco is based in Barcelona (Spain) and is available for assignments.
2017. Troubled Waters (In Between). First prize winner, category Video, 2017 Migration Media Awards, Valletta (Malta)
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” (Italy)
2016. We are not going back. Shortlisted, 2016 Athens Photo Festival, Athens (Greece)
2015. We are not going back. Selected, Coup de Coeur, 2015 Visa pour l’Image Festival, Perpignan (France)
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 World Service (UK), LA Times (US), Internazionale (Italy), Regards (France), Diari Ara (Spain), Il Manifesto (Italy), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Tages-Anzeiger (Switzerland), Radio France Internationale (France), Ouest France (France), Valeurs (France), The Huffington Post (Germany), Witness Journal (Italy), Taz.de (Germany), Altreconomia (Italy), Morgenbladet (Norway).
COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERS INCLUDE
MSF Médecins Sans Frontières, SOS Méditerranée, SOS Racisme Catalunya, Progetto Arca
JAN-JUN 2016. Staff at Noor Images. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SET 2014. Assistant Photographer to Michel Huneault. Mexico DF, Mexico
SELECTED AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION
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)
NurPhoto Agency. L’Aquila (Italy) – www.nurphoto.com
Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vietnam
Western Europe, Balkans