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 works include reportage photography 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 Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival. 

Gualazzini published in national and international titles and he has received numerous accolades, including the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the PDN and the World Press Photo. 


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Resilient is his first book and it's published by ContrastoBooks:  





The New York Times, GEO, Al-Jazeera, Paris Match, 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  

Premio giornalistico Marco Luchetta- Miran Hrovatin 2013, 1st Prize   

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   

All About Photo Awards 2017, 1st Prize  

Short Listed - Premio giornalistico Internazionale Marco Luchetta 2017 

Wiki Loves Africa, 2nd Prize 

All About Photo Awards 2019, 4th Prize   

Wiki Loves Africa, 1st Prize 

World Press Photo 2019 Photo Contest, Environment, Stories, 1st Prize 



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   

Spazio Forma Meravigli, solo exhibition , Milan, Italy, 2019  

Palazzo Pigorini, solo exhibition , Parma, Italy, 2019 

World Press Photo, World Wide, 2019