Giuseppe Chiantera (1978) is a freelance photographer and United Nations Correspondents’ Association for Vienna. He has worked with major Italian and foreign newspapers and magazines and agencies, as well as a number of humanitarian organizations and NGOs. Giuseppe was born in Rome, where he currently lives and works. He gained his experience at a number of photo workshops and obtained a Master in Photojournalism at the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata of Rome. His main focus is on social work, with particular attention to the city of Rome, as well as Western and Eastern Europe. In addition to his freelance work, he also teaches photography as a means of passing on the benefit of his experience to others.
Mobile: +39 339 6170346
Andrea Di Biagio
Andrea Di Biagio lives and works in Rome. He got a specialisation in Social Reportage attending a Master in Photojournalism at “Graffiti” Photography Permanent School with a final workshop with Francesco Zizola. He has travelled along South East Asia getting in touch and living closely with local community. He has realized a photo–reportage on environmental and social impact of dams development along the Mekong river in Laos. He has documented the horse sectors’ crisis in Italy and the hard life of Senegalese’s migrants working in the Sardinian beaches. He has captured the extraordinary scenario of shepherds and theirs flocks resisting to “modern times” inside Rome. He’s working on a project about the deaf world. At the moment he is working with “Altera Studio”, a video and transmedia communication agency.
Mobile: +39 320 1435246
Fabio Itri lives and works in Reggio Calabria, Italy. After graduating in philosophy he specialized in advertising and in 2009 started photographing. In 2013 he attended a specialization course in reportage photography at the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia in Rome. He collaborates with several media and magazines. His works and his images have been featured on LensCulture, International Photography Awards book 2013, on a pubblication of Amnesty International, on Left, Fifa Weekly, Grazia, Il Fotografo, Corriere.it, Frontierenews.it, Rainews.it. His works have received awards at several contests and festivals including: Lensculture Emerging Photographers Awards, International Photography Awards, Moscow IPA, Leica Photographers Award, Fotoleggendo e Portfolio Italia. During 2017 his work “Scomparsi/Their bodies will never be found” will be exhibited at International Center of Photography Museum in New York City + will be featured on “The best of Lensculture Today” + will be screened at several international photo festivals. Fabio teaches reportage photography at Il Cerchio dell’Immagine Photography School.
Mobile: +39 349 2259774
A native of the Trentino region, mountain guide and photographer Daniele Lira supervises projects related to the area. He was in charge of the “Lagorai: natura in libertà”, a programme that combined the environment with poetry and photography, from 1998 to 2004. In 2003 he published “Perché il silenzio non ha parole – Malghesi e pastori del Lagorai“, a photographic exploration with texts written by Mario Rigoni Stern, Alda Merini, Giovanni Raboni, Mario Luzi and Franco Loi. He designed the “Lagorai Immaginato” project in 2004 along with Nino Migliori and Paolo Crepet. In 2005, his research project “La ferrovia della Valsugana – Interpretazioni fotografiche”. Lira has been the art director of the “Trentino Immagini” festival since 2007. He published “Baldus – Il Monte Baldo, lo spirito e la terra” for Marsilio Publishing in 2008. His work was exhibited at the 2010 edition of Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia. Lira published “Moon Landing” that same year for Montura Editing along with Francesco Zizola and Giovanni Cocco. He also created the “Fototrekking obiettivo Trentino” project and is staff photographer for the “I Suoni delle Dolomiti” festival. He also published “Fango” in 2011 for Montura Editing. His work has been on exhibit in a variety of cities in Italy and abroad. He has participated in collective exhibits for Synap (see) since 2012.
Mobile: +39 340 6123349
After his studies in Communications and Arts, he broadened his knowledge on reportage at the Permanent School of Photography Graffiti in Rome. In 2008, he was awarded with the first prize at Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards (section Editorial-Others, n.p) and the Gold Award reportage at the festival Orvieto Fotografia which also named him the Photographer of the Year. He is a testimonial for digital photo cameras of Ricoh and holds seminars and workshops throughout Italy. His photos have been published in newspapers, periodicals, books and CD covers. Publications: Io Donna, L’Espresso, DCasa, Le Monde, Internazionale, La Repubblica, Riders, Diario, Wired, Global Post, National Public Radio.
Mobile: +39 338 2529859
Born in Rome in 1982, in 2006 he graduated in “Photography and visual arts” at the Istituto Europeo di Design of Rome and started working as a free lance photographer, focusing his work on social and cultural issues, with particular attention on human matters. After few personal projects in South America, he shifted his interest to South Africa where he went in 2012 to look into expressions of marginalization and violence as consequences of the Apartheid regime. Right from this experience, the project Borderland was born, awarded at Fotoleggendo 2012, Second Prize. It was also in the shortlist of Portfolio Italia and in the ViewBookPhotoStory, 2012. Gianmarco Panucci’s pictures have been published in magazines and website such as: IoDonna, La Repubblica, Private magazine, Vice, CNNphotoblog, Hindex.hu. Currently he lives between Rome and Cape Town, Africa, to extend his research on social issues of national importance, result of the cultural and ethnic variety that characterizes South Africa.
Gianmarco Panucci’s projects on Ulixes: Borderland
Mobile: +39 329 7340791
Raffaele Petralla (34) is a documentary photographer based in Rome. He graduated at Scuola Romana di Fotografia in 2007. His focus is on social, environmental and anthropological issues. His projects has been published on many magazines such as: L’Espresso, The Washington Post, Days Japan, The New Yorker, CNN photos, 6Mois, Internazionale, la Repubblica Inchieste and others. Some of his photographic and video projects have been awarded by: Cineteca di Bologna, Visioni Doc 2014 -1st prize and special mention, Nettuno Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest 2013 1st prize, honorable mentions on IPA 2014, third prize on MIFA 2014, International Print Exhibition157 2014, Finalist on Burn Emerging Fund 2015, Tabò prize 2015, Fotoleggendo 2015, First placed on PDN storytelling 2016, honorable mention on Umbria World Fest 2016. Actually is working on a long term project in Republic of Mari-El, Russia, about an animist population. Since 2015 he’s represented by Prospekt photo agency.
Mobile: +39 320 0131309
Matteo Vielle is a freelance photographer born in Rome in 1986. In 2012 he graduates in audiovisual editing at Rome Experimental Cinematography Centre. As a director and editor, he realized documentaries, short movies, music videos and commercial clips. In 2015 he realizes as DOP the feature film “I was a dreamer”, in competition at 73rd Venice International Film Festival. As a photographer he joins Ulixes Pictures photographic collective in 2015. His work has been published in Italy and abroad.
Mobile: +39 338 1144454