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. 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 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. This year, he has been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass. He is now serving as freelance picture editor at Esquire Italia Magazine and visiting lecturer at Istituto Italiano di Fotografia.

Education /
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
Photography Awards, Nominee, New York (USA), 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

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