"When there is no energy, there's no color, no shape, no life." (Caravaggio)
"I believe he represents what is good about Italy." Frank Dituri Born in Bari in 1983, Massimo left his family in 1997. Finding himself again in his hometown in 2006, after unsatisfactory studies in philosophy, found a camera and his interest in photography. This led him to take courses in many workshops with international photoeditors and multi award winning photographers. His works have been shown widely all over the world, participating in many collective exhibitions and many photo festivals (such as Bayeux-Calvados Award of war correspondents, Foto8 Summershow, BursaPhotoFest, AOPS at San Diego Museum, LaBiennale di Venezia, Terry O’Neill Tag Award exhibition, Encontros da Imagem, IPA best of show, Px3 exhibition, Lucie Awards, Kolga Tbilisi Award, photo fairs and so on), winning many awards and honorable mentions. At the moment he lives isolated in the South of Italy, facing problems due to his recent work (investigative reportage about a building speculator and on the antifascist movement). Massimo is a contributor for The Stand Global, agency runned by Pulitzer prize winner Greg Marinovich, and he proudly supports the Warm Foundation. He’s among the founder of the first photography school in South Italy and teaches in various courses and workshops. He is trained on digital media secure data and conflict photography, besides different curatorial practices (exhibition, street intervention and performance, self-publishing, personal branding).