Emanuele Amighetti is an independent documentary photographer based in Milan, Italy. Deeply attracted to our relationships with the past and the present and how human beings react to hardship, his work focuses on social issues and the aftermath of war. He was recipient of awards including The Magenta Flash Forward 2018, 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 have been published on some of the world's leading magazines and newspapers. He has been one of the artists exhibiting at last year's edition of Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (FR) and Phodar Biennial (BG). He has been one of the selected photographers to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop XXX (Jeffersonville, NY) in 2017. He is also co-author of the 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 attending the ISSP International Masterclass 2018-19 with Peter Bialobrzeski. This year, he has been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass run by World Press Photo. 

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