Languages Spoken: Italian, English, Mandarin
Years of experience: More than 10
Nicola Longobardi is an independent photographer, who is based in Hong Kong.
He grew up in Italy where he studied photojournalism at John Kaverdash Academy with Sandro Iovine. At age 25, he was a student of the well-known Beijing Culture and Languages University in Beijing and during that period he decided to dedicate his life to photography. During the years in Beijing (2010 -2017), he worked for many international magazines and newspapers such as “The New York Times”, “Al Jazeera”,” Il Corriere Della Sera”, “Internazionale”,” La Repubblica”. Additionally, he was for two years the photographer for the correspondent office in Beijing of Helsingin Sanomat.
He covered many important events in Asia such as “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong, the elections in 2015 in Myanmar, and the “War on Drugs” of president Duterte in the Philippines.
His personal projects are focused on social and environmental issues i.e. deforestation in Cambodia, mental health in the Philippines and heroin addiction in Kachin State, Myanmar.