Nicoló Filippo Rosso

Nicoló Filippo Rosso (b.1985) is an Italian documentary photographer living between South, Central, and North America. After graduating with a degree in Literature at the Università Degli Studi Di Torino in Italy, he moved to Latin America, living mainly in Colombia for the past ten years. Witnessing stories of trauma, inequality, and injustices that have shattered the region for generations, he tells stories of abandoned communities, mass migration crises, conflict, and climate change.

Since 2018, Nicoló has documented the migration movements across the continent for his project Exodus. Other works include Forgotten in Dust, a project about desertification, coal exploitation, child mortality, and malnutrition among the indigenous Wayuu of La Guajira in Colombia.

In 2021, Nicoló received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award for Humanistic Photography. Recognition for his work includes Getty Editorial Grants, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism (NPPA), International Photography Award, World Report Award, Premio Ponchielli, Prix ANI-PixTrack, and the Romano Cagnoni Award.

Nicoló regularly contributes to Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, and The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). He has lectured about photography and journalism at universities in Colombia, Europe, and the United States, and is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and French.

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