Camillo Pasquarelli
1988, Italy  
Rome - Genoa.

Camillo is interested in long-term projects adopting photography as a tool of knowledge contaminated by the self-reflective approach of anthropology.

In the last five years he has been working extensively in the valley of Kashmir, India, at first documenting the political conflict between the population and the Indian administration, and later trying to explore a more personal and oneiric approach to the issue.

He is one of the 20 artists selected for the FOAM Talent 2020.
And in the same year is among the four artists selected by CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia for the European program Futures Photography.

His first photobook "Monsoons never cross the mountains" was published by Witty Books in 2020.

Camillo is a lecturer at the Quasar Institute for Advanced Design in Rome.

His projects received several awards such as 1° Prize LensCulture B&W, Shortlist at PH Museum Grant, Best Rising Talent at Gomma Grant, Alexia Foundation Grant, Fotoleggendo Award, Shortlist Unseen Dummy Award.

His photographs have been exhibited in festivals and museums in Europe, US, Oceania and Asia.



Clients / Publications

Time - Der Spiegel - M Le Monde Magazine - National Geographic - Financial Times - Internazionale - Polka  - BuzzFeed - Mashable - Vanity Fair - Sportweek - Rolling Stone Magazine - Politiken -Courier Magazine -  GUP Magazine - Culture Trip - Il Reportage - TRT World - Gazeta Wyborcza - So Foot - Yogurt Magazine - TAZ - Il Manifesto - Left - Südwind Magazin - Are We Europe - Perimetro - New Frame - Positive Magazine 

Brain Dead - AS Roma - K-Way - NSS Factory -  Phi Centre - Enel - Dude


Books

2020 - Monsoons never cross the mountains - Witty Books 


Awards

2021
Images Gibellina Open Call - Winner
PH Museum / Fonderia 20.9 Intersection - Shortlist
Camera Work, Palazzo Rasponi Ravenna - Shortlist
Premio Happiness Cortona On The Move - Finalist
Urbanautica Institute Award - Winner

2020
Futures Photography - Selected by CAMERA, Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino
Foam Talent, Foam Museum, Amsterdam - Selected 
PH Museum Grant - Shortlist 
Premio Francesco Fabbri - Finalist

2019
Cosmos PDF Award - 3rd Place 

Unseen Dummy Award - Shortlist 
ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award - Shortlist
Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship - Shortlist
Gomma Grant Best Rising Talent - Winner
Portrait of Humanity - Winner
The Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward  - Winner
Emerging Photography Award - Miami Photo Fest - Finalist
Premio Marco Pesaresi - Finalist
Head On Photo Awards - Finalist
Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Conceptual - Finalist


2018
LensCulture - Black & White Awards - 1st Place 
World Report Award - Lodi, Short Story - 1st Place
Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards - 1st Place 
Premio Fotoleggendo - 1st Place 

Il Reportage Photojournalism Award - 3rd Place
Getxophoto International Image Festival - Post Conflict - Shortlist

Gomma Grant - Shortlist
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award - Selected
NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Turin - Selected
No Place Like Home - Gulf Photo Plus: Dubai's Center For Photography - Selected

Premio Ponchielli - Finalist
Meitar Award - Photo Israel - Finalist
Photography Grant and Magazine Awards - Finalist 

Festival of Photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle - Finalist
IAFOR Documentary Photography Award - Honourable Mention 

ND Awards Photo Contest - Honourable Mention

2017
Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence Student Grant 

Moscow International Photography Awards - Conflict - 1st Place
Moscow International Photography Awards - Editorial - 2nd Place
PX3 - General News - Silver Medal
Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Shortlist
Siena International Photography Awards - Shortlist
Honourable Mention - Photojournalism - International Photographer of the Year
Honourable Mention - Photojournalism - Monochrome Awards 



Exhibitions


Solo

2020 Officine Fotografiche, Milan, IT - "The valley of shadows"
2019 Officine Fotografiche, Rome, IT - "The valley of shadows"

Group

2021
FOAM Museum, FOAM Talent Exhibition - Amsterdam, NET - "Monsoons never cross the mountains" 
Images Gibellina, Gibellina, IT - "Monsoons never cross the mountains" 
Photolux Festival, "L'inzio del Futuro" a cura di Giulia Ticozzi e Arcipelago-19, Lucca, IT 
Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo, IT 

CHARTA Photobook Festival - Rome, IT

2020
Kühlhaus, FOAM Talent Exhibition, Berlin, GE - "Monsoons never cross the mountains" 
Royal Photographic Society, Bristol, UK - "The valley of shadows" 
Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley, UK - "The valley of shadows"

2019
Aperture Gallery, New York, US - "The valley of shadows"
Format Festival, Derby, UK - "The valley of shadows"
Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam, NET - "Monsoons never cross the mountains"
Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, AUS - "The valley of shadows"
Rescontres photographiques, Montpellier, FR - "The valley of shadows"
Estação Imagem, Coimbra, POR, - "The valley of shadows"
Miami Photo Fest, Miami, US - "The valley of shadows"
Lishui Photography Festival, CH - "Made in Napoli"

2018
Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, IT - "The valley of shadows"
Getxophoto International Image Festival, Getxo, SP - "The valley of shadows"
Gulf Photo Plus: Dubai's Center For Photography, Dubai, UAE - "Endless winter"
Photo Is:rael, Tel Aviv, IS - "The valley of shadows"
Festival of Photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle, Vilnius, LIT - "The valley of shadows"
Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Kuala Lumpur MAL - "Endless winter"


2017

Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, IN - "Endless winter"
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, GEO - "Endless winter"



Education

2018 - Masterclass NOOR - Nikon, Turin
2017 - The Kalish - Visual Editing Workshop - Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
2017 - Master Degree in Contemporary Photojournalism at Officine Fotografiche, Rome
2015 - Master Degree in Anthropology at University of Turin
2012 - Bachelor Degree in Political Science at Roma Tre University, Rome



Interviews / Talks

2021 FOAM Talent: New Narratives - A Contemporary Approach to Documentary Photography
2021 GUP Magazine
2020 
Futures Photography
2020 FOAM Talent
2020 Officine Fotografiche, Milan
2019 Rai Radio 3 Mondo
2018 Alexia Foundation


Camillo Pasquarelli - Photographer

Camillo Pasquarelli is a freelance photographer from Italy, mostly interested in personal and long-term projects and deals with documentary photography trough the combination of the anthropological approach and the photographic medium.
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