On The Brink of an Abyss

PhotographerFabio Bucciarelli
About Photographer

Fabio Bucciarelli (Italy, 1980) is a documentary photographer who focus his attention on conflicts and humanitarian consequences of war. Fabio spent the latest years covering the major world changing events in Africa and Middle East. He reported from Libya from its earliest stages until the death of Gheddafi, from Syria during the civil war and from forgotten countries in Africa as South Sudan and Mali. He feels the urgency to tell the stories of people who are rendered powerless and  provide unbiased information focused on human rights.
 Before becoming a photographer, in 2006, Bucciarelli received the MS in Engineering from Politecnico of Turin. After, he attended the Universidad of Valencia where he specialized in Digital Imaging. From 2009 he devoted himself entirely to photography and started working as staff photographer for La Presse/Ap. A couple of years later, he leaved the agency to dedicate his attention fully to Documentary Photography. From 2011 to 2012 he worked with LUZ Photo Agency. Bucciarelli now is a freelance working in assignment mainly in Meddle East and Africa. He collaborates with Agence France Presse, different magazines and International newspapers and NGOs such as CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) and ICRC. 
 In 2013 his project on Syria won the Robert Capa Gold Medal awarded by the Overseas Press Club of America, the prestigious award that recognizes the best published photographic reporting from abroad, requiring exceptional courage and enterprise. He has also been awarded by Prix Bayeux-Calvados, World Press Photo, The Pictures of The Year International, Sony World Photography Organisation, Leica Oskar Barnack, International Photography Awards, FotoEvidence Book Awards and World.Report Award.
 His work has regulary published by TIME Magazine, The Times, The Guardian and Observer, The New York Time, Foreign Policy, Stern, Die Zeit, Paris Match, La Stampa, Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica among others.
 Recently he also started writing for italian newspapers. His chronicles were published by TIME Magazine and Al Jazeera America. Bucciarelli’s last the book is "The Smell of the War" [Aliberti Editore] on the Libyan Conflict.