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Documentary Photographer


Filippo Venturi (born in Cesena in 1980) is an Italian documentary photographer.
His works have been published in different newspapers and magazines such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Das Magazin, Internazionale, La Stampa, Geo, Marie Claire, Gente, D di Repubblica, Io Donna del Corriere della Sera.
He produces personal projects concerning identity and the human condition, focusing in particular on the consequences of rapid technological progress in some parts of the world.
For the past years he has been engaged in a project on the Korean peninsula, earning him the Sony World Photography award, the LensCulture Emerging Talent award, the Il Reportage award, the Voglino award and the Portfolio Italia – Grand Prix Hasselblad.
His works have been exhibited in Italy and abroad in exhibition spaces like Foro Boario in Modena as “New Talent” of the Modena Photography Foundation, MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Somerset House in London, U Space in Beijing, Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin, Sony Square in New York City, Photolux in Lucca, Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania, SI Fest in Savignano sul Rubicone and Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi.
He teaches photojournalism and documentary photography in Italy and abroad.

In 2017 he was sent to North Korea by Vanity Fair Magazine.
In 2018 he was the Fujifilm Testimonial in the FIAF Project “The Family in Italy”.
In 2019 he was selected by SI Fest, the Photography Festival of Savignano sul Rubicone, to participate in the IDE Project (Identity Dialogues Europe), funded by the European Union, which involves realities such as the Copenhagen Photo Festival, AD HOC Gestion Cultural SL, a cultural company center of Zaragoza, and NOOR Foundation, a photojournalistic agency in Amsterdam.

«All images are very rigorous and refined, nothing appears “too much” or “too little”. Surprise, light irony and never sarcasm. Amazement, curiosity and never preconception. “The photographer’s eye” is precise, it asks questions, explores, learns and gives us beautiful images where everything is balanced and bloody well set in the right place at the right time. An unsettling elegance, from which so many famous authors could learn. But what is most striking is the ability and willingness of the author to talk about modern man and his own illnesses. Like the best contemporary art. The anthropological, precise and timely study, which accompanies each image, provides ideas for universal reflection on who we are and where we are going. For this reason, this work goes beyond the “reportage” and genre photography, arousing universal, truly anthropological interest.»
– Davide Grossi about Filippo Venturi’s Photography



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4 March 2007 at 8:17 pm