°° - ALBERTO GIULIANI - °°
Alberto Giuliani was born in Italy in 1975. He began taking pictures in 1987. In 1993 he started working full-time as a professional photojournalist. He has been represented by Grazia Neri photo-agency from 1995 to 2009. His images spring from his passion for storytelling and sometimes those stories becomes also written stories and journalistic articles. With its pictures he has documented big events of our times. From the diaspora of the Tibetan people to the Afghan war, from the economical crisis in Argentina to the forced sterilization in Perù. But its pictures are not only photojournalism. Together with the musician Cesare Picco, Alberto Giuliani staged a theatrical performance about Islam, called "Viaggio a Samarcanda" (On the way to Samarkand). This suite for music, pictures and voice had a big tour in Italy and the visual part realized by Giuliani was made by still pictures and video images. In 2003, he realized the "P0 Photo" photographs for Pirelli, exhibited at the Palazzo della Permanente in Milan (book published by Motta). In September 2004 he published his book titled NEXTONOTHING, published by Logos Italy. Nextonothing is a long, personal and emotional trip through desolated lends and peoples. In 2008 NEXTONOTHING also became a theatre-show, (debut at the Ravello Festival-Italy). Since 2001 he works on a personal project about Argentina named CRY FOR ME. It has been exposed in Rome for the Festival della Fotografia 2007 in the Cedro26 Gallery. Since 2007 he is also working on a project named MARRIED TO THE MOB – on the Italian mafias. On this work he is collaborating with some of the most well-known Italian journalists, like Roberto Saviano, Pino Corrias, Francesco La Licata. With Roberto Saviano he performed a show on June 2009, named "L'Italia che ci riguarda" where Roberto Saviano were narrating mafia's stories on the Alberto's pictures. In 2009 he won the LEICA AWARD for photojournalism and his name is included in the list of the 190 Italian talents in the world of the book Young Blood 2008. Part of his work on mafias has been exposed at the 2008 TOPS China festival in Shangyen (China). Alberto Giuliani's works have won several awards, amongst which: CANON (2000) and AGFA (2003), Joop Swart Masterclass of WORLD PRESS PHOTO (2005). He won the Siani Award for journalism in 2008, with the high acknowledgment of the Italian Republic Precidency, and it has been selected as finalist in the E. Smith Grant 2008.