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Fabio Bucciarelli is an award-winning photojournalist and author known for his documentation of conflicts and humanitarian consequences of war. 

Bucciarelli spent the last decade covering the major world changing events in Middle East, in Africa and in Europe. 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 including South Sudan and Mali. Bucciarelli 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. Bucciarelli has also been prized by World Press Photo, POY Photographer of the Year, Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents, Best of Photojournalism, Days Japan International, Sony International Photography Award, Master Report Award and Ponchielli Prize between other awards and citations.

Before becoming a photographer in 2006 Bucciarelli received the MS in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico of Turin. In 2007 he was the recipient of "Master dei Talenti", an Engineering grants program which offered him to work in Barcelona. In 2009 Bucciarelli left his work as engineer to devote himself entirely to photography. In the same year he started working as 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 2010/2011 he was affiliated as with the Italian agency LuzPhoto.

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 between others.

In 2015 Bucciarelli co-founded MeMo, a Cooperative 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 exhibition and educational programs. 

In 2016, after a successful crowd-funding campaign along 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 among the best photo-books of the year.

In 2018 Bucciarelli has extensively covered the Gaza's protests and the Central American migrants issue along the Mexico-Us border wall. For his work Bucciarelli has been recognized POYi Photographer of the Year. Both stories were also awarded with the first and second place in the News Story category.

Nowadays Fabio works as freelancer for international agencies, newspapers and magazines including Yahoo News, Newsweek, L'Espresso, The New York Times,, Time Magazine, Al Jazeera, Paris Match, M Le Monde, El Pais, Internazionale, La Stampa, Il Reportage, Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica between others. He also collaborates with several No-Governamental Organisations (NGOs) and International Agencies including UNHCR, ICRC, Emergency, CCM and Acav between others.

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

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



2020:         World Press Photo - 2nd prize, General News Story
2019:         Picture of the Year International (POYi) - 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
2019:         Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre - finalist
2018:         Days Japan International Photojournalism Award - Public Prize
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 - 1st prize, MeMo Magazine
2015:         Leica Oskar Barnack Award - finalist
2015:         FotoEvidence Book Awards - finalist
2015:         Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation - finalist
2015:         Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre - finalist
2015:         NPPA - Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Contemporary Issue
2015:         Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) - Award of Excellence, Issue Reporting Story
2014:         Best of Photojournalism (BOP) - HM Photographer of the Year & HM Contemporary issue
2014:         PDN's 30 - recipient
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 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 - war/conflict category
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



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:         Festival Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy
2016:        Street Art Installation, The Dream, Pineto, Italy
2016:        The Dream, De Chirico Contemporary, Turin, Italy
2016:        The Dream, Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria
2016:        The Dream at the 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



2019:        FotoEvidence, Aveiro Museum de Arte Nova, Porto, Portugal
2018:        MareNostrum, Madrid Photo Fest, Spain
2017:        MareNostrum, Niemeyer Centre, Spain
2017:        MareNostrum, Niemeyer Centre, Aviles, 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



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, Parco della  Musica, Roma.



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 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




photo courtesy Fabio Mantegna 2017