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Photographer, Photojournalist, Documentary, Photography, Editorial
Europe Latin America
Languages Spoken: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Years of experience: 6 to 10
HEFAT certification? yes
Nicoló Filippo Rosso (b.1985) is an Italian documentary photographer living between South, Central, and North America. After graduating with a degree in Literature at the Università Degli Studi Di Torino in Italy, he moved to Latin America, living mainly in Colombia for the past ten years.
Witnessing stories of trauma, inequality, and injustices that have shattered the region for generations, he chose to tell stories of abandoned communities, mass migration crises, conflict, and climate change.
Since 2018, he has documented the migration movements across the continent for his project Exodus.
Other works include Forgotten in Dust, a project about desertification, coal exploitation, child mortality, and malnutrition among the indigenous Wayuu of La Guajira in Colombia.
In 2021, he received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund for Humanistic Photography. Recognitions for his work include the Getty Editorial Grant, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, International Photography Award, Best of Photojournalism, World Report Award, Premio Ponchielli, Prix ANI-PixTrack, Romano Cagnoni Award, Yunghi Grant.
Rosso is a regular contributor at Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, and The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
In 2020, he spearheaded a project aimed at helping the members of the Venezuelan migrant community self- represent through photojournalism. The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, provided funding for cameras and implemented the project out of a temporary shelter in Colombia, at the border with Venezuela, where new arrivals were given food and housing for a month.
Some of the resulting essays, which included people's writings about their journeys and the causes of their migration, offered so many insights into the struggle they had lived that lawyers working with the agency could use them as proof documents to start their asylum-seeking processes in Colombia.
He lectures about photography and journalism at universities in Colombia, Europe, and the United States. He is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and French.