Fausto Podavini was born in Rome, Italy and works in his hometown. He completed the Masters in Reportage at the John Kaverdash Academy of Photography in Milan. He started his photographic career as an assistant and studio photographer, quickly shifting to almost exclusively reportage work. Once he had completely abandoned studio photography, he started freelancing for various NGOs to realize reportages in Italy, Peru, Kenya, and Ethiopia, where he is currently working on some personal projects. In 2009, he started collaborating with the Italian collective of photography WSP, officially becoming a member in 2010; he has since worked with WSP both as a photographer, particularly for collaborative projects, and as a reportage photography teacher. On top of numerous projects in Africa, South America and India, he has also done important projects in his home country, such as a reportage on disability sports, one on a youth correctional facility, and one on Alzheimer's disease.