“I firmly believe that we are witnesses of our time and it needs to be documented”
Matteo is an Italian photo reporter born in 1983 on the Adriatic Coast.
His experience in the world of photography began in 2017. During a long two years journey, he felt the urgency to tell what surrounded him and the stories of those people who were sharing a part of their life with him.
Empathy, sensitivity and listening skills are the milestones of a photography path that is inevitably developing day by day with him. The recent opportunity to study photo-journalism in Rome has added to him more skills to work also in this area.
Social issues, political and religious events, as well as environmental conflicts and climate change. These are just some of the topics that he overlaps on the common thread of most of his projects: the mental health and the emotional sphere of the subjects of the stories he tells.
Decide to be a photographer with no previous academical experience has not been an easy choice, but it was a decision due to the necessity to document and to witness. I firmly believe that we are witnesses of our time and it needs to be documented. In 2017, choosing to be a photographer, he decided to be an active part of this witnessing.