Michele Borzoni (Italy, 1979) graduated in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center of Photography in 2006. In the same year he attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm XIX. His work “Srebrenica, struggle for justice” has been awarded the First Prize at Yann Geffroy Award 2007. He won the New York Times Scholarship for ICP students and in 2009 he received the Tierney Fellowship. In 2010 he won the first prize of the World Press Photo in People in the News singles category and in 2012 he was selected by Photo District News as one of the PDN “30 new and emerging photographers to watch”. Since 2006 he has been working with Italian and international magazines among which, D di Repubblica, Financial Times Magazine, Geo, Internazionale, Io Donna, Le Monde, L’Espresso, Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair Italy and others.
Michele is based in Florence.
Simone Donati (Italy, 1977) completed the three-year course in photography at the Studio Marangoni in Florence in 2005. After an internship at Magnum Photos in New York, in 2006 he started working in the field of documentary photography. During the past years his attention has focused on the political and social situation of Italy. Simone was selected as one of the three finalists in the portrait category of the 2008 Sony World Photography Awards and received the 3rd place at the 2010 Ponchielli prize with “Welcome to Berlusconistan”. With "Valley of Angels" was a finalist at the 2011 OjodePez Award. His photographs have been part of solo and group shows in Italy and abroad and have been published in the main italian and international magazines, among which Der Spiegel, Geo Italy, IL, Internazionale, L’Espresso, Le Monde Magazine, Monocle, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Sette and Vanity Fair Italy.
Simone is based in Florence.
Pietro Paolini (Italy, 1981) completed the three-year course in photography at the Studio Marangoni in Florence in 2005. Since 2004 he has been developing his interest for the South American reality, focusing on the new socialist countries, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. In 2009 he won the Canon young photographers award and in 2010 he has been selected to be part of the Reflexion masterclass by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. In 2012 his work “Bolivianas” won the second prize of Daily Life - Stories at World Press Photo. His photographs have been exhibited in Italy and abroad and have been published in the main Italian and international magazines, among which D di Repubblica, Geo (France, Germany, Italy), Gioia, Guardian Review, Internazionale, Io Donna, L'Espresso, Le Monde Magazine, Monocle, Newsweek and Vanity Fair Italy.
Pietro is based in Florence.
Rocco Rorandelli (Italy, 1973) started working as a documentary photographer after his doctoral studies in Biology, which helped him develop a profound interest in global social and environmental issues. His images have been utilized in several awareness campaigns of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and published by the main international magazines, such as D di Repubblica, Der Spiegel, GEO (France, Italy), Guardian Review, IL, Internazionale, Io Donna, Le Monde Magazine, L'Espresso, Monocle, Newsweek, Paris Match, Sportweek, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and others. He had been shortlisted at Sony World Photography 2010. With the latest on-going project on the development and impact of the global tobacco industry, he has been awarded a grant by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and supported by a successful crowd-funding campaign.
Rocco is based in Rome.