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Fabio Bucciarelli is an international photographer, journalist, and author renowned for his coverage of global conflicts and the dire humanitarian fallout they entail. With a career spanning over 15 years, he has documented major global events, capturing images that reflect his unwavering empathy and commitment to telling the stories of those affected by war, climate change, and other human rights crises. His work is a powerful call to action, advocating for those whose lives have been upended by these devastating issues.

He’s reported from conflict zones across the Middle East, including Libya during the civil war and the fall of Gaddafi, and Syria during the battle of Aleppo, Iraq, Gaza, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and Ukraine since the start of the conflict in 2014. Bucciarelli has also documented the humanitarian crises that have unfolded in Africa, including South Sudan and Mali. In addition to his coverage of conflicts and humanitarian crises, he has reported on a range of global events, including the devastating wildfires in Brazil, the protests against the neoliberal economic system in Chile, and the mass migration of Central Americans to the United States. In 2020 and 2021, he covered the COVID-19 pandemic at its epicenter in Italy for The New York Times. Most recently, he returned to Ukraine to document the Russian invasion as a special correspondent for Italian TV News TG3/Rai3, as well as on assignment for leading international publications, including Die Zeit and Il Fatto Quotidiano. 

Fabio Bucciarelli’s unwavering commitment to telling important stories through vivid imagery and detailed reporting has earned him widespread recognition and respect within the industry. His reporting on the Syrian War earned him the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club of America. He has won 10 Picture of the Year International awards, 2 World Press Photo awards, 2 Sony World Photography Awards, the Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents, VISA d’Or News of Perpignan, Lucie Foundation, Yannis Behrakis International Award, Premio Ponchielli, World Report Award, Best of Photojournalism, Days Japan International, Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards and Getty Images Editorial Grant among others accolades. He was named Photographer of the Year in 2019 and Photographer of the Year Award of Excellence in 2023 for his work covering the war in Ukraine and the devastating impact of the climate crisis in South Sudan.

Today Bucciarelli contributes to leading news outlets, including The New York Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Stampa, Yahoo News, Newsweek, L’Espresso, Time Magazine, Al Jazeera, Paris Match, M Le Monde, and Internazionale, among others. Additionally, he collaborates with several NGOs and international agencies, including UNHCR, ICRC, Emergency, Intersos, and Soleterre.

In 2006, Fabio Bucciarelli earned an MS in Telecommunication Engineering from the Politecnico of Turin before embarking on his career as a photographer. The following year, he was selected for the “Master dei Talenti” engineering grants program, which enabled him to work in Barcelona. In 2009, he left his engineering job to pursue photography full-time and joined the wire agency La Presse/Ap in Italy as a staff photographer. However, he soon became a freelancer, focusing on documentary photography.

In 2015, he co-founded MeMo, a cooperative of photojournalists dedicated to pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling. Working alongside coders and graphic designers, MeMo developed apps, interactive exhibitions, and educational programs until 2017. MeMo Magazine was awarded the Derechos Humanos de España Prize as the 1st Prize Winner, recognizing the commitment to telling stories of human and social relevance through digital innovation.

In 2016, Bucciarelli successfully crowdfunded and published his book, The Dream, in partnership with New York-based publisher FotoEvidence. The project was a long-term endeavor that began in 2011, covering the refugee crisis in over 11 countries. The Dream is a poignant exploration of the human condition, a narrative experiment that blends photojournalism with conceptual photography. The book was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the best photo books of the year.

After covering the “Great March of Return” in Gaza in 2018, he shifted his focus to Central and South America, documenting the migrant exodus to the United States, the Amazon wildlife fires, and the Chilean struggle against the Neoliberal system. These projects earned him the 2019 POYi Photographer of the Year and the 2020 World Press Photo awards, respectively.

In 2020 and 2021, Bucciarelli covered the COVID-19 epidemic in its European epicenter in Italy for The New York Times, bringing global attention to the effects of the coronavirus and the resilience of families with multiple covers in the American newspaper. His story “We Take the Dead From Morning Till Night,” was recognized by the Visa d’Or News in Perpignan and the Lucie Impact Award, as well as the Yannis Behrakis International Award.

Fabio’s images have been exhibited worldwide in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries, and his artworks are part of several collections. His photographs have also been featured in international art fairs, including Photo London, AIPAD New York, MIA Milano, ArtVerona, Photo Basel, and Zona Maco Mexico.

Over the past ten years, Fabio has dedicated himself to spreading information and expanding his journalistic reach to engage an ever-growing audience. He has taught at Italian universities and led international photojournalism courses and masterclasses. His expertise in conflict zones has been shared through numerous conferences and lectures at significant national and international festivals. Fabio has spoken at events such as the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Repubblica delle Idee, the Turin International Book Fair, the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, and various cities around the world including Copenhagen, Sofia, Kuala Lumpur, and Vilnius. Alongside his projects as a photographer and reporter, he has been assigned to work as a curator and Artistic Director by several museums and institutions, including the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

In November 2023, Fabio Bucciarelli became a Canon Ambassador, aligning himself with a distinguished group of the industry’s renowned photojournalists. His presence among these dedicated storytellers reflects his commitment to excellence and his significant contributions to the world of photography.




2024:         Bartur Photo Award – Highly Commended
2023:         UNICEF Photo of the Year – Honorable Mention
2023:         Picture of the Year International  – Photographer of The Year Award of Excellence     
2023:         Picture of the Year International  – War in Ukraine – 1st Prize Special Recognition  
2023:         Sony World Photography Award –  3rd Prize Winner, Landscape
2022:         UNICEF Photo of the Year – Honorable Mention 
2022:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) – 1st Prize World Understanding Award 
2021:         Istanbul Photo Awards – 1st Prize Winner, News Story
2021:         Lucie Professional Impact Award – 1st Prize Winner
2020:        Visa d’Or News (Perpignan) – 1st Prize Winner
2020:        Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award – 1st Prize Winner
2020:        Getty Images Editorial Grant – Recipient
2020:        World Press Photo – 2nd Prize Winner, General News Story
2020:        Premio Amerigo – 1st prize Winner
2020:        Premio Anima per il Sociale – 1st Prize Winner
2019:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) – 1st Prize Photographer of the Year
2019:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) – 1st Prize, News Story
2019:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) – 2nd Prize, News Story
2019:         Focus on The Story Awards – 1st Prize Winner
2019:         Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre – Finalist
2018:         Days Japan International Photojournalism Award – Public Prize Winner
2017:         Best of Photojournalism (BOP) – Honorable Mention
2017:         Leica Oskar Barnack Award – Finalist
2017:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) – Award of Excellence
2016:         Best PhotoBooks of 2016 by TIME Magazine – The Dream
2016:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) – 1st Prize Winner, General news
2015:         Premio Derechos Humano de España – 1st Prize Winner, MeMo Magazine
2015:         NPPA – Best of Photojournalism (BOP) – Contemporary Issue
2015:         Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) – Award of Excellence
2015:         Fotoevidence Book Award – Finalist
2014:         Best of Photojournalism (BOP)
2014:         PDN’s 30 – recipient
2013:         The Robert Capa Gold Medal – 1st Prize Winner
2013:         World Press Photo – 2nd Prize Winner, Spot News Story
2013:         Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre – 1st Prize Winner
2013:         Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) – 2nd Prize Winner, News Story
2013:         World Report Award (Master Award) – 1st Prize Winner
2013:         Premio Amilcare Ponchielli – 1st Prize Winner
2013:         Sony World Photo Award – 3rd Prize – Current Affairs
2013:         Leica Oskar Barnack Award – Finalist
2013:         Fotoevidence Book Award – Finalist
2012:         IPA & Top Pics by Country – 1st Prize Winner – war/conflict category
2012:         Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards – 1st Prize Winner, Portrait Category
2012:         Professional Photographer of  the Year – 1st Prize Winner, Editorial News



2024:       The World We Live In | Palazzo Todesco, Vittorio Veneto
2022:       INDIFFERENZE: Street exhibition | Conversano, Italy
2022:       Ukraine: The Russian Invasion | Villa Filiani, Pineto (TE), Italy
2022:       Memories of War | WARM Festival, Manifesto Gallery, Sarajevo
2021:       The Border Wall  | Tina Modotti gallery, Bolzano, Italy
2021:       When Everything Changed: Covid-19  | Porto, Portugal
2021:        When Everything Changed: Covid-19  | Ferrara, Italy, Riaperture
2021:       When Everything Changed: Covid-19 | Sala De Cidade, Coimbra, Portugal
2021:        When Everything Changed: Covid-19 | Melina Cultural Center, Greece, Athens
2019:       EVIDENCE | Gallerie Piedicastello, Museo Storico del Trentino, Trento
2018:       No War No Peace | MAG Alto Garda, Italy
2017:        The Dream | Mudima Lab Gallery, Milan, Italy
2017:        South Sudan | Festival Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy
2016:        The Dream | Street Art Installation, Pineto, Italy
2016:        The Dream | De Chirico Contemporary, Turin, Italy
2016:        The Dream | Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria
2016:        The Dream | Bronx Documentary Center, New York
2015:        Battle to Death | Fondazione Carispezia Spazio32, La Spezia, Italy
2015:        Maiores Nostri | Ron Lang Art Gallery, Amsterdam
2014:        Maiores Nostri  | De Chirico Contemporary, Torino, Italy
2014:        EVIDENCE, Palazzo Eccheli-Baisi, Brentonico (Trento), Italy
2014:        Battle to Death | Belvedere Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013:        EVIDENCE at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
2013:        Battle to Death | Museo dell’Emigrante, San Marino
2012:        EVIDENCE – White Gallery Trento (Museo Storico del Trentino)
2012:        L’Odore della Guerra | Palazzo Medici, Firenze
2012:        L’Odore della Guerra | Premio Ilaria Alpi, Riccione, Italy
2012:        L’Odore della Guerra | Spazio Morini & Arezzo Wave 2012, Arezzo, Italy
2012:        L’Odore della Guerra | Gallerie di Piedicastello,  Trento, Italy
2012:        L’Odore della Guerra | Rovereto, Italy



2023:       Sony World Photography Award Touring Exhibit 
2023:       Padova Imp Festival | Ukraine War Crime
2022:       Focus on Future | Palazzo Reale, Torino, Italy
2019:        FotoEvidence | Aveiro Museum de Arte Nova, Porto, Portugal
2019:        ArtVerona, Art Fair, Italy
2019:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2018:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2018:        MareNostrum | Madrid Photo Fest, Spain
2017:        MareNostrum | Niemeyer Centre, Spain
2017:        Biennale Democrazia, Esodi e Conflitti | Turin, Italy
2017:        Photo Basel International Art Fair
2017:        PhotoLondon, London, UK
2017:        AIPAD Fair, New York
2017:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2016:        MareNostrum, Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza
2016:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2016:        Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
2015:        Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Firenze, Italy – Ponchielli Prize winners
2015:        Fabio Bucciarelli & Manu Brabo – SIRIA – Niemeyer Centre – Spain
2015:        BUKRA INSHALLAH – curator & photographer, Blue Project Foundation, ES
2015:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2014:        FIRST GLOBAL WAR – curator & photographer, White Gallery Trento, Italy
2013:        Battle to Death, VII Gallery, NY
2013:        Battle to Death, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy
2012:        A World Elsewhere: Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) – UK
2012:        Foto8 Gallery, London, UK
2012:        Wherehouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012:        Uprising in Athens, Somerset House, London, UK
2012:        The Print Space, London, UK



2024:         Oltreconfine Festival 
2024:         Salone del Libro | Torino
2024:         Teatro Conegliano 
2024:         Ad Com Masterclass, Bologna, Italy 
2023:         Repubblica delle Idee | Bologna
2023:         Canon Ambassador Lectio Magistralis | Roma, Italy
2023:         TEDx Milano | Teatro del Verme
2023:         Ad Com Masterclass, Bologna, Italy
2022:         TG3 News | RAI3 Tv 
2022:         TG3 Mondo| RAI3 Tv
2022:         Oggi è un altro giorno | RAI1 Tv
2022:         Che Tempo Che Fa | RAI3 Tv
2022:         FFR & Frontline Club | Lecture
2022:         Pineto, Villa Filiani | Lecture
2021:         Piazza Pulita | La7 Tv
2021:         Biennale e Democrazia | Conference
2020:        Canon Europe | Documenting Coronavirus
2020:        Canon Europe, Canon Student Program & Danish School of Media | Lecture
2020:        Canon Europe, Canon Student Program & New Old Camera | Lecture
2020:        Canon Europe, Canon Student Program & Sint Lucas Antwerpen | Lecture 
2020:        Picture of the Year | Lecture 
2019:         Propaganda Live | La7 Tv
2019:         Screening “The Border Wall” at Visa pour l’image, Perpignan
2019:         Screening “The Dream” book, FotoEvidence, at Visa pour l’image, Perpignan
2018:         Workshop IED, Torino, Italy
2018:         Turin Book Fair | Jury at La Stampa Photo Award
2018:         Lectio Magistralis at World Press Photo | Turin, Italy
2018:         Atlantide | LA7 TV
2018:         Scuola Holden | Turin, Italy
2017:         Kilimangiaro | RAI3 TV
2017:         Masterclass Photojournalism | Turin, Italy
2017:         Workshop IED, Torino, Italy
2017:         Biennale Democrazia | Turin, Italy
2016:         TEDx Milano | Teatro del Verme
2016:         Talk Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy
2016:         Workshop IED, Torino, Italy
2016:         Talk Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, Italy
2016:         Bronx Documentary Center, New York
2015:         Memory in Motion. Frontline Club, London
2015:         Workshop IED, Torino, Italy
2014:         Che Tempo Che Fa | RAI3 TV
2014          Entrepreneurs for Social Change 2014 by UNAOC & Fondazione CRT
2013:        Screening “Battle to Death” at Visa pour l’image, Perpignan
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  the new role of the photojournalist (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


2023:       WARS 2023 International Photo Award
2021:        WARS 2021 International Photo Award
2019:        WARS 2019 International Photo Award
2019:        WARS Exhibition, Galleria Piedicastello,  Trento
2019:        WARS Exhibition, Internazionale Festival, Ferrara, Italy
2018:        CO[OPERA] Exhibition, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


2023:         UKRAINE: A War Crime published by FotoEvidence | Collective Book
2016:         The Dream – published by FotoEvidence
2015:         The Gold Medals – published by Contrasto | Collective Book
2015:         10 fotografi, 10 storie, 10 anni. Premio Ponchielli. Edited by Contrasto
2012:         L’Odore della Guerra, published by Aliberti




photo courtesy Fabio Mantegna 2017