Fabio Bucciarelli (Italy, 1980) is an award-winning photographer who focuses his attention on conflicts and humanitarian consequences of war. Fabio spent the last years covering the major world changing events in Africa and Middle East. He reported from Libya - from its earliest stages until the death of Gaddafi - from Syria - during the civil war - and from forgotten countries in Africa as South Sudan and Mali. Fabio feels the urgency to tell the stories of people who are rendered powerless and provide unbiased information focused on human rights.
Before becoming a photographer in 2006 Fabio received the MS in Engineering from Politecnico of Turin. After, he attended the Universidad of Valencia where he specialized in Digital Imaging. In 2007 he won "Master dei Talenti" an Engineering grants program which offered him to work in a company in Barcelona. From 2009 he devoted himself entirely to photography and started working as staff member for La Presse/Ap. A couple of years later, he leaved the agency to dedicate his attention fully to documentary photography working beside in 2010/2011 as staff photographer for the Italian agency LuzPhoto.
Nowadays Fabio collaborates as a freelancer with Agence France-Presse and with several newspapers and magazines around the world, with NGO's (Emergency) and International agencies such as UNHCR and ICRC.
In 2013, his project Battle To Death - focusing on Syria's civil war - won the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal awarded by the Overseas Press Club of America. Fabio has also been prized by World Press Photo, Prix Bayeux-Calvados, Pictures of The Year International, Best of Photojournalism, Leica Oskar Barnack, Sony International Photography Award and FotoEvidence Book Award between others.
His work has been published, by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian and Observer, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Paris Match, Le Monde, El Pais, Stern, Die Zeit, Internazionale, La Stampa, L'Espresso, Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica and Il Corriere della Sera.
In recent years Fabio's dispatches from the field have been published by Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Stampa, Time Magazine and Al Jazeera America. Fabio images appear in several books, between them "The Gold Medals" and "10 Fotografi, 10 Storie 10 Anni" edited by Contrasto. Beside this, he wrote with Stefano Citati the book "The Smell of the War".
In 2015, with other committed photographers and a group developers, Fabio founded MeMo Mag, a platform that uses the strength of digital technology to develop new ways of storytelling. In 2016 MeMo has become a recognized network for freelancer with his headquarter "MeMo Factory" in Turin.
In 2016, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, with the New York based publisher FotoEvidence, Fabio publishes the book The Dream, a personal reflection on the universal condition of man who become a migrant, an empathic and emotional tribute to the thousands of people met during five years of committed documentation, an authorial narrative experiment set between photojournalism and conceptual photography.
2016: The Dream - recognized among the Best Photo Book of 2016 by TIME Magazine
2016: Picture of the Year International (POYi) - 1st prize, Exodus category
2015: Premio Derechos Humano de España - MeMo Magazine
2015: Leica Oskar Barnack Award - finalist with "On the brink of an Abyss"
2015: FotoEvidence Book Awards - finalist with "On the brink of an Abyss"
2015: NPPA / Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Contemporary Issue
2015: Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) - Award of Excellence, Issue Reporting Picture Story
2014: NPPA / Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Photojournalist of the Year & Contemporary issue
2014: PDN's 30: named one of the best young 30 photographers by Photo District News Magazine
2014: Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre - finalist
2013: The Robert Capa Gold Medal by the Overseas Press Club of America - winner
2013: World Press Photo - winner 2nd prize Spot News Story #Syria
2013: Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre - winner 1st Photo Prize
2013: Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) - winner 2nd prize, News picture story #Syria
2013: World.Report Award (Master Award) - winner 1st prize
2013: Premio Amilcare Ponchielli - winner 1st prize
2013: Sony World Photo Award - winner 3rd prize - Current Affairs
2013: Leica Oskar Barnack Award - finalist
2013: FotoEvidence Book Awards - finalist with "Battle to Death" | finalist with "On the brink of an Abyss"
2012: IPA & Top Pics by Country - International Photography Award - winner 1st prize, category war/conflict
2012: Selected for the Final round of the Prix ANI, Perpignan, France.
2012: FOTO8 (UK) - Finalist
2012: Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards - winner 1st prize, Portrait Category
2012: Professional Photographer of the Year - winner 1st prize, Editorial News Category
2012: Sony World Photography Award - Finalist, Current Affairs Category
2016: Solo exhibition, The Dream at De Chirico Gallery in Turin, Italy
2016: Solo exhibition, The Dream at Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria
2016: MIA Art Fair, The Dream at De Chirico Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2016: Solo exhibition, The Dream at the Bronx Documentary Center, New York
2016: Group exhibition, Zona Maco - International Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico
2015: Solo exhibition, Battle to Death, Fondazione Carispezia Spazio32, La Spezia, Italy
2015: Group exhibition, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Firenze, Italy - Ponchielli Prize winners
2015: Solo exhibition, MAIORES NOSTRI, Ron Lang Art Gallery, Amsterdam
2015: MIA Art Fair, De Chirico Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2015: Fabio Bucciarelli & Manu Brabo - SIRIA - Niemeyer Centre - Spain
2015: MeMo exhibit BUKRA INSHALLAH - curator & photographer, Blue Project Foundation, ES
2014: MoMo exhibition: FIRST GLOBAL WAR - curator & photographer, White Gallery Trento, Italy
2014: Solo exhibition, MAIORES NOSTRI, De Chirico Contemporary, Torino, Italy
2014: Solo exhibition, EVIDENCE, Palazzo Eccheli-Baisi, Brentonico (Trento), Italy
2014: Solo exhibition, Battle to Death, Belvedere Gallery, Milan, Italy - Ponchielli prize winner
2013: Group exhibition, Battle to Death & FotoEvidence at VII Gallery, NY
2013: Group exhibition, Battle to Death at Festival della Fotografia Etica di Lodi, Italy
2013: Solo exhibition, EVIDENCE at Fondazione Sandretto Re Reabaudengo, Torino
2013: Solo exhibition, Battle to Death at Museo dell'Emigrante, San Marino
2013: Screening "Battle to Death" project at Visa pour l'image, Perpignan
2012: Solo exhibition EVIDENCE - White Gallery Trento (Museo Storico del Trentino)
2012: Solo exhibition: L'Odore della Guerra, Palazzo Medici, Firenze
2012: A World Elsewhere: group Exhibition at Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) - UK
2012: Group exhibition at FotoOviedoPress 2012 / Estallido Arabe
2012: Solo exhibition: L'Odore della Guerra, Premio Ilaria Alpi, Riccione, Italy
2012: Group Exhibition at Foto8 Gallery, London, UK
2012: Solo exhibition: L'Odore della Guerra, Spazio Morini & Arezzo Wave 2012, Arezzo, Italy
2012: Group exhibition at Wherehouse Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malayesia
2012: Solo exhibition at Salone del Libro di Torino, Italy
2012: Solo exhibition: L'Odore della Guerra, Gallerie di Piedicastello, Trento, Italy
2012: Solo exhibition: L'Odore della Guerra, Rovereto, Italy
2012: Group exhibition: Uprising in Athens, Somerset House, London, UK
2012: Group exhibition: Gaddafi, The Print Space, London, UK
PANELs & BOOKs
2016: Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, Italy
2016: Bronx Documentary Center, New York
2015: The Gold Medals, a book edited by Contrasto
2015: 10 fotografi, 10 storie, 10 anni. Premio Ponchielli. A book edited by Contrasto
2015: Memory in Motion. Frontline Club, London
2014: Che Tempo Che Fa, RAI3
2014 Entrepreneurs for Social Change 2014 by UNAOC & Fondazione CRT
2013: Photojournalism: World Press Photo & Magnum Photo - Piccolo Regio, Torino, Italy
2013: Syria: Changhing Media Coverage? - Frontline Club, London
2013: "The Human cost of News Gathering" panel at American University of Paris (AUP) // by Overseas Press Club
2013: "A Day Without News" panel in VISA pour l'image, Perpignan
2013: Panel at John Cabot University about the new role of the photojournalist (organized by Nppa)
2012: L'Odore della Guerra, a book write with Stefano Citati, Edited by Aliberti
2012: Lecture "War Journalism"at Festival della TV e dei New Media, Dogliani
2012: Conference "War Journalism"at Festival della TV e dei New Media, Dogliani
2010: Conference at Ojo de Pez Meeting, Barcelona, Spain