Born in Parma in 1976, Marco Gualazzini began his career as a photographer in 2004, with his home town’s local daily, La Gazzetta di Parma. His works include reportage photography on microfinance in India, on the freedom of expression in Myanmar, on the discrimination of minorities in Pakistan. 

For the last few years he has been covering Africa extensively.  

He devised and took part in the creation of a documentary for the Italian national TV network RAI on the caste system in India, which has been selected at IDFA- The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and has been awarded with the Best Camera Work Award at the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2014. 

Gualazzini published in national and international titles and he has received numerous accolades, including the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography Recipient in 2013, the PDN and the World Press Photo. 


Represented by CONTRASTO Agency - www.contrasto.it 


Resilient is his first book and it's published by ContrastoBooks:  





GEO, Al-Jazeera, Paris Match, The New York Times, LIGHTBOX- TIME magazine, Courrier International, L’Express, 6Mois, Internazionale, L'Espresso, CNN, M (Le Monde), Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek Japan, and Vanity Fair among the others.  



Nomination award HPA2011- the Humanity photo awards 2011  

Finalist CGAP 2011- Microfinance Photograpy contest  

Short-Listed, premio internacional de fotografia humanitaria Luis ValtueÑa 2011  

Short-Listed 3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover 2012  

Silver Medal, category press-war, Prix de la Photographie 2013  

First Prize, Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta- Miran Hrovatin 2013  

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013  

Short Listed Premio giornalistico Internazionale Marco Luchetta - Miran Hrovatin 2014  

Lucie Fondation, Photo Taken Scholarship Recipient 2015   

Winner in PDN Photo Annual photo contest 2016   

Final 100 to The Other Hundred Educators, The Other Hundred 2016   

First place at All About Photo Awards 2017   

Short Listed - Premio Internazionale L’anello debole 

Short Listed - Premio giornalistico Internazionale Marco Luchetta 2017 

Forth place at All About Photo Awards 2019   

Short Listed KOLGA Tbilisi Photo 2019 

World Presso Photo 2019 Photo Contest, Environment, Stories, 1st Prize 



Palazzo Pigorini, Collettiva sulla città con i fotografi NEOS, Parma, Italy, 2009  

Galleria d’arte Camera Sedici, Storie in tre scatti, Milano, Italy, 2010  

FoFu Phot'arte, Festival internazionale fotografico, Fucecchio (FI), Italy, 2011  

Medicos del Mundo, premio Luis ValtueÑa, Madrid, Spain, 2011  

The Humanity photo awards, Memories of Mankind VII, con il patrocinio dell’ UNESCO, Beijing, Cina, 2011  

3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany, 2012  

Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia, 2013  

Les Rencontres d'Arles, Screening, Arles, France, 2013  

Visa pour L’image, Screening, Perpignan, France, 2013  

'Italy. Another View' Vadehra Art Gallery, India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi, India, 2014  

One Day in Africa - Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy, 2014  

"One World" - Photofestival Horizonte, Zingst, Germany, 2014  

Angkor Photo Festival, Screening, Angkor, Cambodia, 2015  

World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016  

Pune Biennale, Pune, India, 2017  

Visa pour l’image, Screening in Campo Santo, Perpignan, France, 2017  

Spazio Forma Meravigli, solo exibition, Milan, Italy, 2019