Riccardo Venturi
BIO
Riccardo Venturi was born in Rome in 1966. He started his career documenting Italian and European social issues like illegal immigration and the rising of Nazi movements in Germany, or the early years of democracy in Albania. In the mid 1990’s his attention was mainly drawn towards countries in conflict, foremost Afghanistan. Ever since, he has travelled to many countries at war among them Kosovo, Somalia, Gaza strip, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Libya. Over the last years Riccardo Venturi has kept on working with personal investigations and he has often worked for, and in collaboration with, the most important humanitarian agencies in the world. As a long term works, he realized in collaboration with the World Health Organization, a photographic project about the spreading of tuberculosis through the world and he has been involved in a project assigned by ANMIL (Italian national association gathering people who became disabled or mutilated persons in their workplaces) about the so called “white deaths”, work-related deaths and accidents. Most recently Riccardo Venturi has been covering the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath keep on following the country over 2011. From 2001 Riccardo Venturi is distributed by Contrasto agency.

PUBLICATIONS
L'espresso, Geo, Internazionale, Panorama, Il Venerdi di Republica, Corriere Magazine, La republica delle donne, Io donna, Marie Claire, Airone, Famiglia Cristiana ,Sportweek, Specchio, Vanity Fair , La Republica, Il Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Time magazine, Newsweek, U.S.News, Business week, Philadelphia Enquirerer, National Geographic, L'Express International, Le Nouvelle Observateur, Liberation, Der Spiegel, Stern,Berlingiske Tidende, Politiken,Domingo Magazine El Pais magazine etc.

COLLABORATION WITH HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION
Unicef, Unhcr United Nation high commitee for Refugees, United Nation press office department, United Nation High Commitee for children in armed conflict, World Health organization ,Echo European Commition for Humanitarian Oranization, Ecpat International, Intersos Humanitarian Organization, Movimondo, Coopi, Avsi, Cospe.

AWARDS
World Press Photo 2011 first prize General News Picture for “Haiti Aftermath”
Sony World Photography Award 2010 finalist for “Haiti Aftermath”
Picture of the Year Award 2010 Honorable mention for “Haiti Aftermath”
Luis Valtuena Award for Photography 2010 second prize for “Haiti Aftermath”
Care Internatital Award for Photography 2010 finalist for “Haiti Aftermath”
Premio Lucchetta 2008 for “TB project”
Ucsi -Obbiettivo Uomo- Verona 2007 for “TB project”
Honorable Mention Leica Gold Medal for Excellence 1999 for “War in Kosovo”
World Press Photo 1997 General News Stories Category for “Kabul Afghanistan”

BOOKS
“De Istambul a El Cairo” Almuzara editor , Foundation “Tres Culturas, 2009
“NO , Contro gli incidenti sul lavoro” Contrasto, 2008
“Afghanistan Il Nodo del Tempo” Contrasto Editore, 2004
“Sette Minuti” Silvana Editoriale, 2000

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