Biography

Paolo Marchetti is an Award and Grant winning independent photographer based in Rome, Italy.

He has worked for thirteen years in the cinematographic and commercial industry, covering each role in the Camera Dpt.

In his photography Paolo has always paid particular attention to political and anthropological issues and has embarked upon a freelance career to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects and client assignments. He has covered stories in Brazil, Argentine, Colombia, Central America, Cuba, Haiti, United States, Central and Eastern Europe, Central and Southern India, China, Thailand, Northern and Central Africa, etc.

His projects are regularly published in international magazines such as L’Espresso, Internazionale, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, 6MOIS, Sunday Times, British Journal of Photojournalism, The Guardian, Le Monde, Geo, Days Japan, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, CNN, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Time magazine, National Geographic US and many others.

Marchetti has been recognized several times with the “International Photography Award” and the “Grand Prix de Paris – PX3”, he won nine consecutive times the “NPPA – Best of Photojournalism” and seven consecutive times the “PDN’s Award”. Also Marchetti received the following prizes: the “Sony WPO Award”, the “Getty Images Editorial Photography”, he was finalist at the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award”, seven awards at the “POY – Picture of the Year”, three of which in the prestigious category “Photographer of the Year” and in 2016 Marchetti won the first place.
Other Awards are the “American Photography Annual Book”, the “ANI Pix-Palace” in Perpignan, the “Leica Photographer Award”, the “SDN – Social Documentary Network”, the “Days Japan”, several times the “MIFA – Moscow International Foto Award”, several times the “Lens Culture”, the “Alexia Foundation Grant”. In addiction Marchetti was finalist in the “Emerging Photographer Fund –  Burn Award” and in the “Aftermath Project” and has achieved the “World Press Photo”…and many others.

Among his main long-term projects, we find “FEVER”, actually a project on the feeling of rage and on which he has been working for five years covering five different european countries. “FEVER” has been published 23 times around the world and recognized with more than 20 grants and awards at international level.

Marchetti is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images and the new born Verbatim agency.

Awards & Grants

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