Bio

Davide was born in Messina (Italy) in 1991. He is a photojournalist based in Milan.
He graduated in 2016 at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) at the school of visual arts in photography.

He does not neglect the artistic research that led him to the creation of a book, “Others”, in which it is analyzed the relationship between man and reality. Precisely about this work has been organized in 2016 in Messina his first solo exhibition and subsequently “Others” has also joined the circuit of Milano Photo Festival 2017 and Milano Photo Week 2017.

Later, since the end of 2016, he focused on the theme of globalization, looking for stories that would give voice to the small realities crushed by that indefatigable desire for equality. This led to the realization of “Never-never land” and “Across the river’s flow”, the first chapters of the series. In 2019 He decided to follow his passion for science and environmental problems with the realization of “Where the gaze falls”, a work about the problem of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.

Davide, inserted in 2014 among the 10 best under 25 Italian talents and nominated in 2019 by 6×6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program, has been published by National Geographic, D-La Repubblica Magazine, I-D and others. His works received national and international awards, being exhibited in a several festivals all around the world.

Awards

2020

Canon Giovani Fotografi – 15th Edition – 1st Place Winner

PX3 State of the World – Curatorial Selection

World Report Award/Fotografia Etica – Finalist, Single Shot

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards – Finalist

Siena International Photo AwardsFinalist

World Water Day Photo ContestFinalist

World Water Day Photo ContestShortlist single shot

Verzasca Foto Festival AwardsShortlist

Head On Photo AwardsShortlist

Moscow International Foto AwardsHonorable Mention project in “Science-Environment” category

2019

6×6 World Press Photo Global Talent ProgramNominee

ITALY PHOTO AWARD/Premio Voglino|Lodi1st Place Young Talent

Budapest International Foto AwardsGold Medal project in “Science-environment” category

Moscow International Foto AwardsBronze Medal single image

Tokyo International Foto AwardsHonorable Mention project in “Science-Environment” category

Kuala Lumpur International PhotoawardsFinalist

Kolga Tiblisi Photo AwardShortlist

Les Coups de coeur de l’ANI at Visa Pour l’ImageShortlist

Aspa (Alghero Street Photography Awards)Honorable mention single image

Aspa (Alghero Street Photography Awards)Semifinalist project

Tokyo International Foto AwardsSilver Medal single image

2018

Tokyo International Foto AwardsBronze Medal project in “Life style” category

Tokyo International Foto AwardsBronze Medal project in “Photo Essay” category

PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris)Honorable mention

International Photo AwardsHonorable mention project

International Photo AwardsHonorable mention single image

Aspa (Alghero Street Photography Awards)Honorable mention

ITALY PHOTO AWARD/Premio VoglinoFinalist

Photoghvphy Magazine GrantNominee

Umbria World FestFinalist

LuganoPhotoDaysFinalist emerging

Cortona On The Move New VisionsSelection Gallery

2017

Umbria World FestFinalist emerging

Concorso National Geographic ItaliaShortlist

Reporter Day – Finalist

2015

International Photography Award of British JournalShortlist

2014

Photolux Leica AwardShortlist

Nikon TalentsNominated among the 10 best Under-25 Italian talents 

Screenings & Exhibitions

2020

Cortona On The Move – Cortona, Italy

Festival della Fotografia Etica Lodi, Italy

International Photography Festival – Suwon, South Corea

LHAM GalleryKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yakushima Photo FestivalYakushima, Japan

Auckland Festival of PhotographyAuckland, Australia

FotofestiwalLodz, Poland

Il mondo non si è fermato mai un momento by Other Size Gallery Milano, Italy

Head On Photo FestivalSydney, Australia

2019

Paris Photo Off, Galerie JosephParis, France

MT. ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVALKobe, Japan

International Photography FestivalSuwon, South Korea

Yakushima Photo FestivalYakushima, Japan

Auckland Festival of PhotographyAuckland, Australia

Photolux FestivalLucca, Italy

LHAM GalleryKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kolga Photo FestivalTblisi, Georgia

2017

Fotofestival e PHOTOWEEKMilano, Italy

2016

Monte di Pietà – Messina, Italy