Born in Parma in 1976, Marco Gualazzini began his career as a photographer in 2004, with his home town’s local daily, La Gazzetta di Parma.
His recent works include reportage on microfinance in India, on the freedom of expression in Myanmar, on the discrimination of minorities in Pakistan.
For the last few years he has been covering Africa extensively.
He devised and took part in the creation of a documentary for the Italian national TV network RAI on the caste system in India, which has been selected at IDFA- The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and has been awarded with the Best Camera Work Award at the Al-Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival and he has been the director of documentaries on the rape used as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on the Uganda's model for refugee policies.
Gualazzini’s reportages have been published widely in several national and international titles.
Represented by CONTRASTO Agency - www.contrasto.it
GEO, Al-jazeera, Paris Match, The New York Times, LIGHTBOX- TIME magazine, Courrier International, L’Express, 6Mois, Internazionale, L'Espresso, CNN, M (Le Monde), Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek Japan, and Vanity Fair among the others.
Nomination award HPA2011- the Humanity photo awards 2011
Finalist CGAP 2011- Microfinance Photograpy contest
Short-Listed, premio internacional de fotografia humanitaria Luis ValtueÑa 2011
Short-Listed 3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover 2012
Silver Medal, category press-war, Prix de la Photographie 2013
First Prize, Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta- Miran Hrovatin 2013
Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography Recipient 2013
Short Listed Premio giornalistico Internazionale Marco Luchetta - Miran Hrovatin 2014
Lucie Fondation, Photo Taken Scholarship Recipient 2015
Winner in PDN Photo Annual photo contest 2016
Final 100 to The Other Hundred Educators, The Other Hundred 2016
First place at All About Photo Awards 2017
Short Listed - Premio Internazionale L’anello debole
Short Listed - Premio giornalistico Internazionale Marco Luchetta 2017
EXIBITIONS & SCREENINGS:
Palazzo Pigorini, Collettiva sulla città con i fotografi NEOS, Parma, Italy, 2009
Galleria d’arte Camera Sedici, Storie in tre scatti, Milano, Italy, 2010
FoFu Phot'arte, Festival internazionale fotografico, Fucecchio (FI), Italy, 2011
Medicos del Mundo, premio Luis ValtueÑa, Madrid, Spain, 2011
The Humanity photo awards, Memories of Mankind VII, con il patrocinio dell’ UNESCO, Beijing, Cina, 2011
3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany, 2012
Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia, 2013
Les Rencontres d'Arles, Screening, Arles, France, 2013
Visa pour L’image, Screening, Perpignan, France, 2013
'Italy. Another View' Vadehra Art Gallery, India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi, India, 2014
One Day in Africa - Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy, 2014
"One World" - Photofestival Horizonte, Zingst, Germany, 2014
Angkor Photo Festival, Screening, Angkor, Cambodia, 2015
World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016
Pune Biennale, Pune, India, 2017
Visa pour l’image, Screening in Campo Santo, Perpignan, France, 2017