Raffaele Petralla (34) is a documentary photographer and videomaker based in Rome. He graduated at Scuola Romana di Fotografia in 2007. His focus is on social, environmental and anthropological issues.
Some of his photographic and video projects have received awards including: Cineteca di Bologna, Visioni doc 2014 1st prize and special mention, Nettuno Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest 2013 1st prize, honorable mentions on IPA 2014, third prize on MIFA 2014, International Print Exhibition157 2014,finalist on Burn Emerging Fund 2015, Tabò prize 2015, Fotoleggendo 2015.His works are exhibited in many art galleries and photo festivals like Greenwich Heritage Centre and Royal Albert Hall in London, Photoshow in Birmimgam, Banbury Museum & Art Gallery in Oxford, Belfast Photo Festival, Fotoleggendo in Rome.
He collaborates with media and magazines such as CNN photos, Internazionale, La Repubblica, La Repubblica inchieste, National Geographic, Left Avvenimenti, La nuova Ecologia, Burn Magazine.
Actually is working on a documentary photo project in Republic of Mari-El, Russia, about the last pagan population of Europe.
He’s a member of the Ulixes Picture collective.