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 micro-finance 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 Al-Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival.
Gualazzini published in national and international titles and he has received numerous accolades, including the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the PDN and the World Press Photo.

Resilient is his first book and it’s published by ContrastoBooks: http://www.contrastobooks.com/

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

AWARDS
• The Humanity Photo Awards 2011, Nomination award
• Microfinance Photography Contest, Finalist CGAP 2011
• Premio Internacional de Fotografía Humanitaria Luis Valtueña 2011, Shortlisted
• 3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 2012, Shortlisted
• Prix de la Photographie 2013, Press-War Category, Silver Medal
• Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta/Miran Hrovatin 2013, 1st Prize
• Getty Images, Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013
• Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta/Miran Hrovatin 2014, Shortlisted
• Lucie Foundation, Photo Taken Scholarship Recipient 2015
• Winner in PDN Photo Annual photo contest 2016
• The Other Hundred 2016, Final 100 to The Other Hundred Educators
• All About Photo Awards 2017, Photographer of the year
• Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta/Miran Hrovatin 2017, Shortlisted
• Wiki Loves Africa, 2nd Prize
• All About Photo Awards 2019, 4th Prize
• Wiki Loves Africa, 1st Prize
• World Press Photo 2019, Photo of the year nominee & Story of the year nominee
• World Press Photo 2019, Environment Stories, 1st Prize

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
• Palazzo Pigorini, Group exhibition, Parma, Italy, 2009
• Galleria d’arte Camera Sedici, Group exhibition, 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, under the patronage of 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 exhibition , Milan, Italy, 2019
• Palazzo Pigorini, Solo exhibition , Parma, Italy, 2019
• World Press Photo, World Wide, group exhibition Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Paris, London etc, 2019
• RESILIENTI2020 – Citywide art installation Città di Parma, Parma, 2020

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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 micro-finance 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 Al-Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival.
Gualazzini published in national and international titles and he has received numerous accolades, including the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the PDN and the World Press Photo.

Resilient is his first book and it’s published by ContrastoBooks: http://www.contrastobooks.com/

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

AWARDS
• The Humanity Photo Awards 2011, Nomination award
• Microfinance Photography Contest, Finalist CGAP 2011
• Premio Internacional de Fotografía Humanitaria Luis Valtueña 2011, Shortlisted
• 3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 2012, Shortlisted
• Prix de la Photographie 2013, Press-War Category, Silver Medal
• Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta/Miran Hrovatin 2013, 1st Prize
• Getty Images, Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013
• Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta/Miran Hrovatin 2014, Shortlisted
• Lucie Foundation, Photo Taken Scholarship Recipient 2015
• Winner in PDN Photo Annual photo contest 2016
• The Other Hundred 2016, Final 100 to The Other Hundred Educators
• All About Photo Awards 2017, Photographer of the year
• Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta/Miran Hrovatin 2017, Shortlisted
• Wiki Loves Africa, 2nd Prize
• All About Photo Awards 2019, 4th Prize
• Wiki Loves Africa, 1st Prize
• World Press Photo 2019, Photo of the year nominee & Story of the year nominee
• World Press Photo 2019, Environment Stories, 1st Prize

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
• Palazzo Pigorini, Group exhibition, Parma, Italy, 2009
• Galleria d’arte Camera Sedici, Group exhibition, 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, under the patronage of 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 exhibition , Milan, Italy, 2019
• Palazzo Pigorini, Solo exhibition , Parma, Italy, 2019
• World Press Photo, World Wide, group exhibition Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Paris, London etc, 2019
• RESILIENTI2020 – Citywide art installation Città di Parma, Parma, 2020