• Angelo Turetta


Born in Ancona in 1955.
After he graduated at the University of Fine Arts of Rome, he began photographing the avant-garde theatre of the 70s and 80s.
He collaborated with Contrasto Agency for the first time in 1986, working namely on portraits of writers, musicians and artists. As a reporter, he traced specific social issues of national and international importance, focusing constantly his attention on Rome’s burning issues: immigration, prostitution, bourgeois fancy parties: a thorough work accomplished by following the police in many of the city’s areas with the highest density of criminal violence. The arrival of Islam religion in the Christian capital lead him to document in-depth the city’s social changes. With his project “Terre della Camorra” (“Land of the Camorra”), he documented the standards of living in certain regions, which rank as being the worst in Europe in terms of quality of life. By working continuously as a movie still photographer, he portrayed a broad cross-section of the Italian movie world, winning the first prize of the World Press Photo awards (Art Section), and won several times the Cliciak contest for best movie still photographer. He teaches photojournalism at the Istituto Europeo di Design and gives seminars in schools and photography festival.

Rome, Italy

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2001. 1st prize World Press Photo Award, Art Section