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Fabio Bucciarelli is an award-winning photographer,  journalist, author and curator known for his documentation of conflicts and humanitarian consequences of war. Fabio spent the last years covering the major world changing events in Africa, Middle East and Europe.

In 2011 he started documenting the wars and revolutions known as ‘Arab Spring’. He reported from Libya - from the beginning of the civil war until the death of Gaddafi - from Syria - during the bloodiest battle of Aleppo - from Rojava and Iraq and from the African forgotten countries such 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.

In 2013, his coverage of the Syrian war, was recognized with the 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, FotoEvidence and several italian prizes.

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 works as freelancer, collaborating with international agencies, newspapers and magazines, including TIME Magazine, Newsweek, 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. He also collaborate with several No-Governamental Organisations (NGO) and agencies including Emergency, Unhcr and Icrc.

Bucciarelli's images have been exhibited, with solo and group exhibitions, in museum and galleries worldwide and his artworks appears in several collections.  His photos also have been shown in International Art Fairs such as Photo London, AIPAD New York, MIA Milano, Photo Basel and Maco in Mexico City. 

From 2011 Fabio started to write dispatches from Libya for the italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano. A year later, he wrote  "The Smell of the War", a book on the Libyan Civil War. His chronicles of conflicts were  also featured in several international publication including TIME Magazine and Al Jazeera. 

In 2015, with other committed photographers, Bucciarelli founded MeMo, a cooperative whose aim is to push the boundaries of storytelling. In 2016 MeMo has become a recognized network for freelancer - working manly in education and exhibition - with his Turin's headquarter the "Factory".

In 2016, after a successful crowd-funding campaign, along the New York based publisher FotoEvidence, Fabio publishes the book The Dream, a long term project started in 2011 on the refugee crisis. The Dream is an emotional journey through the human condition, a state of being devoid of a reference point, an authorial narrative experiment set between photojournalism and conceptual photography. The Dream has been recognized by TIME Magazine among the best photo-books of the year.

Alongside Bucciarelli's committed work as photojournalist and writer, in recent years he has been assigned to work as a curator and Artistic Director from several Museum and important institution including the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. 



2017:         Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Portrait
2017:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) - Award of Excellence, portrait
2016:         Best PhotoBooks of 2016 by TIME Magazine - The Dream
2016:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) - 1st prize, General news
2015:         Premio Derechos Humano de España - 1 st prize, MeMo Magazine
2015:         Leica Oskar Barnack Award - finalist
2015:         FotoEvidence Book Awards - finalist
2015:         NPPA - Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Contemporary Issue
2015:         Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) - Award of Excellence, Issue Reporting Story
2015:         The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation - finalist
2014:         Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Photographer of the Year & HM Contemporary issue
2014:         PDN 30 - winner
2014:         Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre - finalist
2013:         The Robert Capa Gold Medal - winner
2013:         World Press Photo - 2nd prize Spot News Story
2013:         Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre - 1st photo prize
2013:         Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) - 2nd prize, News picture story
2013:         World Report Award (Master Award) - 1st prize
2013:         Premio Amilcare Ponchielli - 1st prize
2013:         Sony World Photo Award - 3rd prize - Current Affairs
2013:         Leica Oskar Barnack Award - finalist
2013:         FotoEvidence Book Awards - finalist
2012:         IPA & Top Pics by Country - 1st prize, category war/conflict
2012:         Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards - 1st prize, Portrait Category
2012:         Professional Photographer of  the Year - 1st prize, Editorial News Category
2012:         Sony World Photography Award  - Finalist, Current Affairs


2017:        MeMo exhibition, MareNostrum, Niemeyer Centre, Spain
2017:        MeMo exhibition, MareNostrum, Niemeyer Centre, Aviles, Spain
2017:        Photo Basel International Art Fair
2017:        PhotoLondon, London, UK
2017:        MeMo Exhibition, Biennale Democrazia, Esodi e Conflitti, Turin, Italy
2017:        AIPAD Fair, De Chirico Contemporary & MeMo, New York
2017:        Solo exhibition, The Dream, Mudima Lab Gallery, Milan, Italy
2017:        MIA Art Fair, De Chirico Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2016:        MeMo Exhibition, MareNostrum, Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza
2016:        Solo art installation, The Dream, Pineto, Italy
2016:        Solo exhibition, The Dream, De Chirico Contemporary, Turin, Italy
2016:        Solo exhibition, The Dream, Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria
2016:        MIA Art Fair, The Dream, 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
2013:        Group exhibition, Battle to Death, 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:        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 | 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 |The Print Space, London, UK 


2017:         Kilimangiaro | RAI3
2017:         Lectio Magistralis at Master of Journalism, Turin, Italy
2017:         Biennale Democrazia, Torino, Italy
2016:         TEDx Milano
2016:         Ca'Foscari University, Venice, Italy
2016:         Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, Italy
2016:         Bronx Documentary Center, New York
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 | Teatro Regio, Torino, Italy
2013:         Syria: Changhing Media Coverage? | Frontline Club, London
2013:        "The Human cost of News Gathering" | American University of Paris
2013:        "A Day Without News"| 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:       "War Journalism"at Festival della TV e dei New Media, Dogliani


2016:         The Dream - published by FotoEvidence
2015:         The Gold Medals - published by Contrasto
2015:         10 fotografi, 10 storie, 10 anni. Premio Ponchielli. Edited by Contrasto
2012:         L'Odore della Guerra, published by Aliberti




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