Bio

Davide (1991, Messina, Italy) is a photojournalist and a documentary cinematographer based in Milan and graduated in 2016 at IED (European Istitute of Design) at the school of visual arts in photography. In 2022 was selected for Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, in New York, and since 2021 he is a lecturer of photojournalism at IED Milan. 

His photographic work focuses on an authorial research that analyzes in depth the changes of what is around us, ranging from issues related to globalization (taking an interest in minorities crushed by a constant desire for equality) to issues concerning the environment and adaptation of the human condition. During the Covid-19 pandemic he documented the “new normal”, analyzing how humans adapted to what was happening around them. Since 2017, alongside his career as a photographer, he has collaborated on docufilms, with the film director Jacopo Marzi, as cinematographer. 

Davide was nominated in 2019 by 6×6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program, one of his photos was selected by National Geographic among the 10 iconic photos of 2020 and in 2021 was nominated as Newcomer at Leica Oskar Barnack Award. He has been published by National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, D-La Repubblica, Newsweek China, MIND, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, I-D Italia, Internazionale, FQ MillenniuM, PH Museum, Il Reportage, Corriere della Sera, L’Oeil de la photographie, Artribune among others. A photo taken by him has been selected as the cover of January 2021 special issue by some editions of National Geographic Magazine.

His works received national and international awards, being exhibited in a several festivals all around the world.

Covers and Front Pages

Awards

2022

POY 79-Pictures Of the Year 79th – Award of Excellence

Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV – Selected

World Report Award – Finalist, Short Story Award

World Report Award – Finalist, Single Shot

LiquidaGrant – SelfSelf Books winner

2021

Selected among the best travel photos of the year by National Geographic  link

LensCulture HOME International Photography Award  – 2nd Place winner

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2021 Newcomer  – Nominee

The 30: New and Emerging photographers to watch by PDN  – Nominee

Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography  Finalist

PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) – Silver

PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) – Honorable mention

World Report Award ONG – Shortlist

Lucie Foundation The guardian Project – Finalist

Portrait of Humanity – Shortlist with two photos

Kolga Tiblisi Photo AwardShortlist

2020

Selected among the 10 iconic photos of the year by National Geographic  link

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

Premio Ponchielli – Finalist

PX3 State of the World – Curatorial Selection

World Report Award – Finalist, Single Shot

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards – Finalist

Italian Sustainability Photo Award – 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

International Photo Awards – Honorable mention project

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

2022

Pingyao International Photography Festival – Ping Yao, China

Festival della Fotografia Etica Lodi, Italy

SelfSelf Live Festival – Milano, Italy

WeWorld Festival Milano, Italy

2021

Photo IS:RAEL Tel Aviv, Israel

Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, France

Officine FotograficheRoma, Italy

Paratissima – Torino, Italy

Head On Photo FestivalSydney, Australia

DongGang International Photo Festival  Seoul, Korea

Kolga Photo Festival – Tblisi, Georgia

2020

Cortona On The Move – Cortona, Italy

PX3 State Of The World – Paris, France

Festival della Fotografia Etica Lodi, Italy

THIS IS US – Roma, 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 PietàMessina, Italy