ABOUT

Fausto Podavini was born in Rome, where he currently lives and works. After graduating from the Technical Institute of Electronics, he received his Master's degree in Reportage at the Photography Academy "Jonh Kaverdash" in Milan. He began his photographic journey first as an assistant and studio photographer, to approach gradually to photo-reportage.
Podavini has also been part of MIFAV Tor Vergata University, where got to know and been in contact with many photographers. After abandoning studio photography to devote himself exclusively to reportage, he then embarked himself as a freelance, working with various non-profit organization for the realization of reports in Italy, Peru, Kenya and Ethiopia, where he currently is pursuing some personal photo projects. In 2009 he began a collaboration with the Collective WSP, joined permanently in 2010, where, in addition to work as a photographer in collective projects, he works as a professor of Photojournalism. In addition to his various reports in Africa, South America and India, Podavini has carried out important work on the Italian territory such as a report on sport for disabled, a report in a juvenile prison and a work on Alzheimer's disease, with whom he won the Daily Life section of the World Press Photo 2013.

Nato a Roma, vive e lavora nella sua città natale. Diplomato tecnico industriale in elettronica, consegue il Master di Reportage presso l'accademia di fotografia Jonh Kaverdash di Milano. Inizia il percorso fotografico prima come assistente e fotografo di studio per avvicinarsi sempre più alla fotografia di reportage.

Ha fatto parte del Mifav dell'Università di Tor Vergata, dove ha avuto modo di conoscere ed entrare in contatto con numerosi fotografi. Abbandonata la fotografia di studio per dedicarsi esclusivamente al reportage, intraprende un percorso da freelance che lo vede collaborare con varie Onlus per la realizzazione di vari reportage in Italia, Perù, Kenya ed Etiopia, dove attualmente sta portando avanti alcuni progetti fotografici personali.

Nel 2009 inizia una collaborazione con il Collettivo Fotografico WSP, e ne entra a far parte definitivamente nel 2010, dove, oltre alla figura di fotografo, per la realizzazione di progetti collettivi, svolge l'attività di docente di fotografia di reportage.

Oltre a vari reportage in Africa, Sud America e India, ha realizzato importanti lavori su territorio italiano come un reportage sullo sport per disabili, un lavoro all'interno di un carcere minorile ed un lavoro sull'Alzheimer, che gli รจ valso il primo premio nella sezione Daily Life del World Press Photo 2013.

AWARDS

1st "Fifth Edition Of The Documentary Award Jacob Riis. 2017.
1st "Single Photo" Category - Kolga 2016.
"Single Photo" Hipa 2016.
1st "Black-White" Category - SIPA 2015.
1st "Wedding/(People)" Category - MIFA 2015.
1st "Scenic photography" Category - Goldencamera International Photo Awards 2015.
1st "Family/(People)" Category - MIFA 2014.
1st "Portrait/(People)" category - MIFA 2014.
1st "Press/Feature Story" category - PX3 2014.
1st Kolga TBILISI PHOTO 2014.
1st "Festival of Photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle 2013".
1st "Daily Life" - World Press Photo 2013.
1st SDN Documentary Prize 2013.
1st WinPhoto 2012.
PDN Photo Annual 2012 - Photojournalism/Sports/Documentary.
1st World.Report Award 2011|Premio Italiano di Fotogiornalismo.
1st "Reportage" and "Story" categories at FIOF 2011.
Photographer of the year FIOF 2011.
1st "Photoiad" 2010.
Primo Premio nella 10° edizione della settimana della fotografia a Castelnuovo di Gargafnana (LU) "Portfolio dell'Ariosto".
Primo Premio sezione "Persone" del National Geographic Italia nel 2009.

2nd PEOPLE Category - MIFA 2014 .
2nd PRESS Category - PX3 2014.
2nd "People/Personality" category - PX3 2014.
2nd "Editorial: Other" category - IPA 2013.
2nd "Press/Travel/Tourism" category - PX 2013.
2nd "Press/Other" category - PX 2013.
Silver at Orvieto Fotografia 2009.

3rd Photojornalism/Story - ND Neutral Density Photography Awards 2014.
3rd "Lifestyle" category - Sony 2013.
3rd "The Fourth Image" 2013.
4 Bronze at Orvieto Fotografia 2010.
2 Bronze at Orvieto Fotografia 2009.

Honorable Mention "The Mind's Eye - All About Photo. 2016
Award of Excellence "Nature Environment News" Category - China International Press Photo Contest 2015.
Award Of Excellence of the 72st POYi 2015.
Honorable Mention "Motions Series" category - Photo Annual 2015.
Honorable Mention Photocrati Found 2014.
Honorable Mention "Photojornalism/Story" category - ND Neutral Density Photography Awards 2014.
Honorable Mention "Portraiture/Other" category - PX3 2014 Honorable Mention "People" category 9Th Black & White Spider Awards (2014).
Honorable Mention "People: Other" category - IPA 2014.
Honorable Mention "People: Portrait" category - IPA 2014.
Honorable Mention Photocrati Found 2013.
Honorable Mention "Editorial: Other" category - IPA 2013.
Honorable Mention "People: Culture" category - IPA 2013.
Honorable Mention "People" category 6Th Annual Photography Master Cups - International Color Awards 2013.
Honorable Mention 1st MONO by Gomma Contest 2012.
Honorable Mention "People" category 7Th Black & White Spider Awards (2012).
Honorable Mention "People: Lifestyle" category - IPA 2012.
Honorable Mention "Deeper Perspective" category - IPA 2012.
Honorabel Mention "People: Family" category - IPA 2012 Honorable Mention "Book: Documentary" category - IPA 2011.
Honorable Mention "Editorial : Photo Essay and Feature Story" category - IPA 2011.

Finalist "Il Reportage". 2016
Finalist "Festival of Photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle". 2015
Finalist "Celeste Prize - Visible White". 2015.
Finalist "Lugano Photo Days" 2015.
Finalist "Lugano Photo Days" 2014.
Finalist "HIPA" 2014.
Finalist "The Emerging Photographer Fund 2013 - Burn Magazine".
Finalist "Lens Culture Exposure Awards" 2013.
Finalist "Arts & Culture" category - Sony 2013.
Finalist al Marie Clarie International Photography Award 2012.
Finalist al Leica Oskar Barnack Award nel 2012.
Finalist al KL International Photoawards nel 2012.

Nominated "People" category 9Th Black & White Spider Awards (2014).
Nominated "People" category 6Th Annual Photography Master Cups - International Color Awards 2013.
Nominated "People" category 8Th Black & White Spider Awards (2013).

Premio Fotogiornalismo d'Autore 2014.
Screening Visa pour l'Image Perpignan 2014.
Premio del pubblico con il multimediale "MiRelLa" al Les Nuits Photographiques - Paris 2014.
Gran Premio internazionale Miglior Fotografo Emergente 2013.

EXHIBITION

2016
Salone degli Incanti Trieste.
Officine Sociali Ariano nel Polesine.
Palazzo D'Amico - Milazzo.
Transizioni Rassegna Internazionale del Film Fotografico.
Photo Gallery - Tremestieri Etneo.

2015
International Festival of Photography in Lishui (China)
Torre Pellice (Torino)

2014
Foligno at "Umbria World Fest".
Barcellona at "Festival DOCfield>14".
Fnac di Madrid, Alicante, Valencia, Malaga.
Brooklyn at "Power House Arena".
Yangon at "6th Yangon Photo Festival".
Tblisi at "Festival - Kolga Tbilisi Photo".

2013
Perugia at "Festival Social Fest".
Parigi at "Espace Des Blancs Manteaux" during "La Quatrième Image photo fair".

2012
Parigi during mount of Photography.
Muro Leccese during the second edition "Darkroom".
Buenos Aires during the "Bienal Internacional de Fotografia Artistica y Documental".
New York and Kuala Lumpur with collective exibition.
Milano at "Teatro Franco Parenti".

2011
Muro Leccese during the firs edition "Darkroom".
Lodi during "Festival della fotografia Etica".
Castelli di Jesi at "Festival Internazionale di fotogiornalismo".

2010
Bibbiena at "Centro Italiano della Fotografia d'Autore"

2008
Roma during "Fotoleggendo".

2007
Roma at "Festival Internazionale della Fotografia" with collective exhibition.

2006
Roma during "Fotoleggendo".


INTERVIEW

World Press Photo (ITA/Sub ENG)


Interview TG2 Insieme (ITA)


Interview by Discorsi fotografici (ITA)