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Fabio Bucciarelli is a photographer, journalist, and author known for his documentation of conflicts and the humanitarian consequences of war. He has spent the last decade covering the world’s major changing events and creating images that reflect his commitment and empathy with the story, providing information focused on human rights.

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, Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and from several African countries including South Sudan and Mali. In the last years, he documented the migrations from Central American countries to the United States, the fire in Brazil, and the protests against the neoliberal economical system in Chile. In 2020 and 2021 he extensively covered the Covid-19 pandemic in its worldwide epicenter in Italy for The New York Times. In 2022 Bucciarelli documented the Russian Invasion of Ukraine from its beginning as a special correspondent for the Italian TV News TG3/Rai3. 

In 2013 his coverage of the Syrian War was recognized with the Robert Capa Gold Medal awarded by the Overseas Press Club of America. Bucciarelli has also been awarded VISA d’Or News of Perpignan, Lucie Foundation, Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents, World Press Photo, Yannis Behrakis International Award, Getty Images Editorial Grant, Best of Photojournalism, Picture of the Year International, Days Japan International, Sony International Photography Award, Fotografia Etica’s Master Award and Ponchielli Prize between other prizes and citations. In 2019 Fabio was named POYi Photographer of the Year. 

Before becoming a photographer in 2006 Bucciarelli received an MS in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico of Turin. In 2007 he was the recipient of “Master dei Talenti”, an Engineering grants program that offered him to work in Barcelona. In 2009 Bucciarelli left his work as an engineer to devote himself entirely to photography. In the same year, he started working as a staff photographer for the wire agency La Presse/Ap in Italy. Two years later Bucciarelli left the agency to dedicate his attention fully to documentary photography. 

In 2011 Bucciarelli started to write dispatches for Italian newspapers and 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 Time Magazine, Al Jazeera, and L’Espresso among others.

In 2015 Bucciarelli co-founded MeMo, a co-operative of photojournalists whose aim is to push the boundaries of digital storytelling. MeMo, in partnership with a group of coders and graphic designers, worked together until 2017 developing Apps, Interactive exhibitions, and educational programs. 

In 2016, after a successful crowd-funding campaign along with the New York-based publisher FotoEvidence, Bucciarelli publishes the book The Dream, a long-term project started in 2011 on the refugee crisis developed in more than 11 countries. 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 same year The Dream has been recognized by Time Magazine as among the best photo books of the year.

Since 2018, after covering the “Great March of Return” in Gaza, Bucciarelli focused his attention on Central and South America issues, documenting the migrant’s exodus to the United States, the Amazon wildlife fires, and the Chilean struggle against the Neoliberal system. Those projects have been respectively recognized with 2019 POYi Photographer of the Year and with the 2020 World Press Photo. 

Today Fabio Bucciarelli is a contributor to The New York Times. In his carrier, Fabio has been working as freelancer for leading publications including Zeit, Yahoo News, Newsweek, L’Espresso, Time Magazine, Al Jazeera, Paris Match, M Le Monde, El Pais, Internazionale, La Stampa, Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica between others. He also collaborates with several No-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Agencies including UNHCR, ICRC, Emergency and Intersos among others. 

Bucciarelli’s images have been exhibited, with solo and group exhibitions, in museums and galleries worldwide and his artworks appear in several collections. His images were shown in International Art Fairs including Photo London, AIPAD New York, MIA Milano, ArtVerona, Photo Basel, and Zona Maco Mexico.

Alongside Bucciarelli’s projects as a photographer and writer, in recent years he has been assigned to work as a curator and artistic director by several museums and institutions including the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



2022:        UNICEF Photo of the Year – Honorable Mention 
2021:         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 – Winner
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



2022:       INDIFFERENZE: Street Exhibit | 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:        Solo exhibition, Maiores Nostri, Ron Lang Art Gallery, Amsterdam
2015:        Fabio Bucciarelli & Manu Brabo – SIRIA – Niemeyer Centre – Spain
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 at 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



2022:       Focus on Future | Palazzo Reale, Torino, Italy
2019:        FotoEvidence | Aveiro Museum de Arte Nova, Porto, Portugal
2018:        MareNostrum | Madrid Photo Fest, Spain
2017:        MareNostrum | Niemeyer Centre, Spain
2017:        Biennale Democrazia, Esodi e Conflitti | Turin, Italy
2016:        MareNostrum, Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza
2015:        Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Firenze, Italy – Ponchielli Prize winners
2015:        BUKRA INSHALLAH – curator & photographer, Blue Project Foundation, ES
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: group Exhibition at 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



2019:        ArtVerona, Art Fair, Italy
2019:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2018:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2017:        Photo Basel International Art Fair
2017:        PhotoLondon, London, UK
2017:        AIPAD Fair, New York
2017:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2016:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2016:        Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
2015:        MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy



2021:        WARS International Photo Award
2021:        WARS 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



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:         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:         Master of Journalism | Turin, Italy
2017:         Biennale Democrazia | Turin, 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 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



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




photo courtesy Fabio Mantegna 2017