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Emiliano Pinnizzotto

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Architecture, Film/Analog, Fine Art, People, Photojournalism, Portrait, Street, Travel




Emiliano Pinnizzotto is a Photoreporter and Visual Journalist, based in Rome, Italy. Born in Rome on 25 June 1983 started to take pictures as a child. Through the years began to direct his passion for photography towards social reportage. In this way he gradually developed a style of his own, characterized above all by photographic storytelling and portraiture in a social vein, making use exclusively of the natural light available, even in the most difficult situations. Carried out several reportages around the world, in his work he pays particular attention to the anthropological and spiritual aspects of diverse people and cultures documenting and translating into images traditions, rituals, habits, and customs that are still observed today. At the same time, he has developed a great passion for the photography of architecture. He is a member of the National Order Of Journalists - he has worked for many years with the Graffiti School of Photography, as a teacher of photography, video, and post-production. He is represented by the Graffiti Press - Photojournalism Agency of Rome with whom he has published various reports in national and foreign newspapers. Many of his photographs have been collected in books published by the Graffiti Publishing House (“ROMA - Between Lights and Shadows”, 2018; “Light as Narration”, 2017; “Shape Volume Texture Colour”, 2016; “Youth Denied”, 2009; “Collateral Damage”, 2009; “Children of the Holy Land”, 2006) and a large number of exhibitions of his work have been held, in Italy (Rome, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Lucca, Empoli, etc.) and abroad (Lima, Bethlehem, Buenos Aires, Kyiv, San Marino, London, Portland-USA, Sintra, Paris, Sharjah - Dubai). In 2019 he published his first personal book "Unusual Visions" about four alternative reportages on India, presented in the prestigious Macro Museum in Rome and winner of some international awards. His photographs have been acquired by the Museum of Oriental Art in Rome and shown in La Feltrinelli in Naples, Genoa, and Rome. He took part in the International Festival of Human Rights in Todi (2017) and Orvieto (2018), Festival of Photography in Rome 2019, and in the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah (Dubai) 2018 and 2019. Among his most important exhibitions were “Unusual Visions” in the Museum of Civilization in Rome “Luigi Pigorini” and “Perù - tan Lejos, tan Cerca” in Lima - Perù. Awards: 1st – GOLD - New York Photography Awards 2021 for “Modern Monoliths” 1st GOLD Winner Muse Photography Awards 2021 – Architecture con “Modern Monoliths” 1st PLATINUM Winner Muse Photography Awards 2021 – Architecture with “Modern Monoliths” 1st Premio GOLD - Mifa 2017 (Moscow International Foto Awards) con “Chord’s Bridge” (Architecture-Bridge); 1st Premio Tpoty Award 2017 (Travel Photographer of the Year) Portfolio - Tales of Adventure for “Opium”; 1st Umbra International Photography Awards 2020 – Architecture Portfolio 2nd SILVER – FIPA - FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2022 – Photojournalism category with Opium 2nd SILVER - Mifa 2019 (Moscow International Foto Awards) – Book-Documentary for “Unusual Visions” 2nd SILVER - Mifa 2017 (Moscow International Foto Awards) with “QR Codes” (Architecture-Interiors) 2nd 2nd SILVER - New York Photography Awards 2021 for “Born During Covid-19” 2nd Premio Ipa 2017 (International Photography Awards) for “Chords Bridge” (Architecture); 2nd Umbra International Photography Awards 2018 – Architecture Category for “Modern Monoliths" 2nd – SILVER – PX3 2020(Prix de la Photographie Paris) “Unusual Visions” Book 3rd BRONZE – BIFA 2020 – Budapest international Foto Awards Category: Editorial- General News with “Italy Coronavirus Lockdown” 3rd BRONZE - PX3 2019 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) for “Modern Monoliths” Fine Art - Architecture 3rd BRONZE - PX3 2016 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) with reportage: “Malla Yuddha – the Ancient Indian Wrestling”; 3rd BRONZE - Tifa 2017 (Tokyo International Foto Awards) with “Modern Monoliths” (Architecture); 3rd BRONZE – APA 2021 – Annual Photography Awards – Myanmar – The Ice Team Workers 3rd (Portrait - Professional) Golden Camera 2012 – Kyiv with “Not So Alone”; Selection official BPOTY (Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018) with “Not So Alone”; CURATORIAL SELECTION - PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) with “Opium” REMARKABLE AWARD – Sipa 2018 (Siena International Photo Awards) Story-Telling for “Opium”; PDN – Photo Annual 2018 (Video/Multimedia) con “Opium; C2a – Creative Communication Award 2019 – with the book “UNUSUAL VISIONS” and several honorable mentions in International Photo Awards

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