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 recent works include reportage on microfinance in India, on the freedom of expression in Myanmar, on the discrimination of Christians 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 Al-Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2014. 

Gualazzini’s reportages have been published widely in several national and international titles. 

Represented by CONTRASTO Agency - www.contrasto.it 



Internazionale, Io Donna, D di Repubblica, L'Espresso, CNN, M (Le Monde), Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Wired, Newsweek Japan, Sportweek, Paris Match, The New York Times, LIGHTBOX- TIME magazine, Courrier International, L’Express, 6Mois, 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 Lucheta- Miran Hrovatin 2013 

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013 

Short Listed Premio giornalistico Marco Lucheta- 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  



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, Canada, 2012 

Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia, 2013 

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

Visa pur L’image, Sreening, 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, Sreening, Angkor, Cambodia, 2015 

World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016 

Pune Biennale, Pune, India, 2017