Samuele Pellecchia began working as a photojournalist after his studies in philosophy, and in 2004 founded Prospekt Photographers Agency.
In the last years he has worked in Kosovo, Macedonia, Algeria, Cuba, Palestine, Eastern Europe, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Southern America, Lao PDR, Brazil, Haiti and Egypt and his photographs have been published, among the others, on GQ, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Russian Reporter, D Repubblica delle Donne, l’Espresso, Private.
He covered stories all around the world. In 2006 he was amongst the authors of the project “Water Corp. Human Right or Commodity”, in collaboration with Amnesty International. In 2007 he was one of the photographers assigned for the book “Let the Children Play” by Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
His long term project “Close To Me” was at Rencontres d’Arles, La Nuit de l’Année in 2011. In 2006 and 2009 he won the first prize of the Enzo Baldoni Journalistic Award.
In 2009 he was producer and author of the web-doc “The Iron Curtain Diaries”, shortlisted at the first edition of the France 24-RFI Web Documentary Award at Visa pour l’Image 2009, at Festival Des Quatres Ecrans in Paris, and at IDFA in Amsterdam. The documentary ‘Murat, the Geographer’ has been selected at the CMCA – Méditerranée Audiovisuelle in Arles.
The collaboration with Corriere della Sera produced many videos and photo reportage, including “God Blessed You” on the situation of immigration in the Mediterranean Sea in 2017 and “100 Giorni in Europa” on the European elections in 2019.
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