• Stefano Miliffi


Scorched Stories

During the night of July 19, 2022, a fire that broke out on the hills of Massarosa quickly spread to the nearby territory which falls within the municipality of Camaiore and also in some hamlets of the municipality of Lucca; at the same time, another relatively smaller fire developed between Lucca and Pisa. About 1000 hectares of woods, fields and olive groves were burned and about 1000 residents of different villages were evacuated. The drought that has hit the peninsula in recent months has made entire territories increasingly vulnerable to fires, in this case of a malicious nature, affecting many inland areas of the country.

Ich Bin Da

"Ich bin da" is a long term photographic project that documents the correlation between these issues. The subjects of this story are international students; personal stories, diversity, challenges and opportunities of individuals who choose to live and work in Germany after their studies.

Morocco Mall – Mindscapes

In December 2023, I started a new photographic project focused on Moroccan society, following up on a broader body of work started in 2014 that explores the country's social and identity changes. In this new phase, I felt the need to document a period of rapid evolution, where Morocco, while maintaining a society rooted in history, is undergoing significant socio-economic transformation driven by technological innovations.In this dynamic landscape, Morocco embraces change by using technology, while technology, in turn, fuels change by providing solutions to common dynamics of life. Young entrepreneurs are actively involved in reshaping the country's economic and social fabric. They bring innovation and open doors to new employment perspectives. Many return to live in Morocco after long periods abroad, and many decide to stay and get involved.Moroccan Mindscapes starts with the narrative of the emerging start-up economy and offers a lens through which to observe a broader reality of the country. Here, stories of entrepreneurial innovation intersect with everyday scenes. Rather than giving answers, this project aims to open a dialogue and reflection on the multilayered aspects related to Moroccan society and its phase of change.


Stefano Miliffi (Lucca, 1990) is a Berlin-based documentary photographer whose work focuses on the social changes resulting from the transformations of contemporary society. In 2012 he attended a documentary photography course held by “Terraproject Collective” at the Istituto Marangoni. His personal growth and curiosity towards what surrounds him slowly led him to acquire a greater awareness of the dynamics and interactions of the citizens that make up the urban fabric. The resulting approach to reality is of a versatile visual style capable of alternating urban landscapes with social and personal portraits. His long-term research project in Morocco was awarded as a finalist of the “Portfolio Italia” in 2015 and of the “Premio Voglino” in 2017. In addition, his latest project “Ich Bin Da” was awarded as a finalist of the “Marco Pesaresi Award” in 2021.

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2021 “Premio Marco Pesaresi” finalist (Ich bin da)
2018 “Premio Voglino” finalist (Morocco Mall)
2017 “Intarget Photolux Award” 1st (Morocco Mall)
2017 “Maghreb photography awards”  2nd documentary (Morocco Mall)
2016 “Photogrvphy Grant” Hon. mention    (Morocco Mall)
2016 “Act´Image”, Merignac,France 3rd (Berlin Today, Berlin Tomorrow)
2015 “Portfolio Italia” Finalist  (Morocco Mall)

Exhibitions & Screenings

2017 “Photolux Festival”, Lucca, It (Morocco Mall)
2017 Nuits Photographiques d’Essaouira, Morocco (Morocco Mall)
2017 “Les Rencontres de la Photographie”, Arles, France (Morocco Mall)
2016 “Sestri Levante” IT   (Morocco Mall)
2016 Merignac, France   (Berlin Today, Berlin Tomorrow)
2015 “Portfolio Italia”, Bibbiena, IT (Morocco Mall)