Bio

Roberto Boccaccino is a photographer working mostly on long-term researches and documentary projects.

In the autumn 2009 attends the Advanced Visual Storytelling course at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. His diploma project receives the special mention “Internazionale” in the ATF Fnac Award 2010. For Internazionale he realizes a research about the Lebanese youth in Beirut, which become part of his broader project about a generation.
His project “Toy Town” has been selected for the Lumix Young Photojournalism Festival 2010 and exhibited at the Brandts Museum of Odense, Denmark.

He also takes part to the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII in New York, and to the ISSP 2012 in Latvia.
In 2010 he has been awarded at the Årets Pressfoto 2010 (Danish Press Photo), where he got the 1st prize for the best portrait of the year.

Boy Old Boy has been published by Witty Kiwi Books in 2014.

In the last years he addressed his work more and more on researches about context, focusing on connections between communities and environments.

His work has been featured by Italian and international magazines and exhibited in many countries in Europe.

Awards and Residencies

2015
Humanity Photo Awards – China | Performance Award

2014
Make a Book Contest – Italy | finalist

2013
Dionysia Artist Residency – Iceland – September 2013
Fotografia – International Photo Festival Rome 2013, Italy | special mention

2012
Fotografia – International Photo Festival Rome, Italy | finalist

2011
Fotografia – International Photo Festival Rome, Italy | special mention
ZOOM – New Talent Special Issue

2010
Årets Pressefoto  (Danish Picture of the Year), Denmark | 1st Prize, Portrait Category
ATF Fnac Award, Italy – Special mention “Internazionale”
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany | shortlisted – multimedia section
Voies Off Festival, Arles, France | shortlisted

Exhibitions

2015
“Boy Old Boy” –  Veniero Project Gallery, Palermo, Sicily.

2013
“Geografie e Storie di Transizioni” – Palazzo Ziino, Palermo, Sicily
Fotografia International Photo Festival 2013, Rome, Italy

2012
Fotografia International Photo Festival, Rome, Italy
Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012 | “A World A Part” – curated by Galleri Noboløs
Aspëkt Live, Namur, Belgium

2011
Brandts Museum, Odense, Denmark | “Toy Town” solo exhibition
X3 Gallery, Palermo, Italy | “Round New York” exhibition
Photovisa International Festival, Krasnodar, Russia
Fotografia International Photo Festival, Rome, Italy

2010
Reportage Atri Festival, Atri, Italy
HOST Gallery, London, UK
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany  – multimedia section
Controsguardi – Festival Internazionale Cinema Antropologico, Perugia, Italy

2009
Gadarte Gallery, Florence, Italy

Publications

His work has been featured in international magazines and fine-art publications. Among others:

New York Times Lens – Burn – Mare – GQ – GEO Germany – Polka – D / La Repubblica – Internazionale – Zoom (New Talent Issue 2011) –8 Magazine – YET – FK Magazine – Afisha Mir – Vision China – Euroman

Corporate Clients

Red Bull Media
Enel Contemporanea
UBS
John Varvatos
H+ Productions
FBR Europe