Emanuele Amighetti is a documentary photographer based in Milan, Italy. He graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ca' Foscari University and then attended the world-renowned Eddie Adams Workshop XXX in late 2017 (Jeffersonville, NY). Deeply attracted to our relationships with the past and the present and how human beings react to hardship, his personal work focuses on social issues and the aftermath of war. He is now involved in a long-term visual investigation on the communication strategies of the left-wing extra-parliamentary groups that marked the '70s in Italy. In 2018 he was included in the winners list of The Magenta Flash Forward competition which showcases works from 100 selected emerging photographers around the globe. He was also recipient of awards including PDN Photo Annual, Head on Photo Festival Awards, Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC) and Belfast Photo Festival. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and festivals in France, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Australia and the UK and his both personal and commissioned works have been published on some of the world's leading publications which include Nat Geo, M Le Monde, The Guardian, Wired and Politico. He has been one of the exhibitors at last year's edition of the prestigious Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles (FR) as well as the Phodar Biennial in Sofia (BG). He is co-author of the crowdfunded photobook Confine (Delicious Editions, 2018), a collective narrative about how the city of Como, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, became a refugee camp. He is now part of the ISSP International Masterclass 2018-19, a year-long international mentorship and networking programme for emerging photographers. This year, he has been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass that has been organized by World Press Photo every year since 1994 and has established itself as one of the most prestigious events of its kind.

Education /

2018-2019 ISSP International Masterclass with Peter Bialobrzeski, Latvia (LV)

2017 The Eddie Adams Workshop XXX, Jeffersonville (USA)

2014-2017 Bachelor degree in Middle Eastern studies w/ focus on Arabic and Farsi, Ca' Foscari University (IT)

Awards /

The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Winner, Canada (CDN), 2018

PDN Photo Annual 2018, Winner, New York (USA), 2018

Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo, Nominee, Amsterdam (NL), 2018

Emerging Talent Award, The Independent Photographer, Ten Editors’ Pick, 2018

The Eddie Adams Workshop XXX, Selected, Jeffersonville (USA), 2017

PDN Photo Annual 2017, Winner, New York (USA), 2017

PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Winner, Paris (FR), 2017

Head On Photo Festival Awards, Finalist, Sydney (AUS), 2017

The Royal Photographic Society IPE 160, Shortlisted, Bath (UK), 2017

Tokyo International Photography Competition, Shortilisted, Tokyo (JP), 2017

Belfast Photo Festival, Shortlisted, Belfast (N-IRL), 2017

Lucie Foundation Photo Taken Scholarship, Shortlisted, Los Angeles (USA), 2017

Lenscratch Student Prize, Honorable Mention, New York (USA), 2017

IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles (USA), 2017

Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA, Honorable Mention, Moscow (RU), 2017

Global Campus Visual Contest, Special Mention, Venice (ITA), 2017

Urban Photo Awards, Finalist, Trieste (ITA), 2017

The Society for News Design (SDN), Award of Excellence, Orlando (USA), 2017

Exhibitions (solo and collective shows) /

Unrecognized Nation, Forgotten War, Head On Photo Festival, Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney (AUS), 2018

Unrecognized Nation, Forgotten War, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Papeteries Etienne, Arles (FR), 2017

Phodar Biennal, Art Gallery Ilia Beshkov, Pleven (BG), 2017

Head On Photo Festival, NSW Parliament House, Sydney (AUS), 2017

Reclaim Photo Festival, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton (UK), 2017

Trieste Photo Days, Urban Photo Awards, Trieste (IT), 2017

Millepiani Art Gallery, “A Surreal Vision”, Rome (IT), 2017

National War Museum, The Halo Trust Exhibition, Edinburgh (UK), 2017

Blank Wall Gallery, Monochrome Exhibition, Athens (GR), 2017

Books /

Confine, Delicious Editions, 2018

Selected Publications; Web Features /

National Geographic

M Le Monde

The Guardian




Politico Europe


Open Society Foundations


Wired Japan

Esquire Italia


Huck Magazine




Pagina 99

Objects Magazine

The Towner


Ejo / European Journalism Observatory