Tommaso Protti, b. 1986, Italy



He started his photographic career in 2011 after graduating in Political Science and International Relations. Since then, he has devoted himself on creating his own long-term projects. In 2014, he moved to Brazil and started his project Terra Vermelha documenting the intersecting environmental and social crisis in the Brazilian Amazon.


His works were exhibited internationally in The Maison Eropeenne de la Photographie (Paris), Les Recontres d’Arles (Arles, France), The Royal Albert Hall (London), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Arts (Rome), 10b Photography Gallery (Rome), Benaki Museum (Athens). 


Tommaso was the 10th laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award.


His work has been published by The New Yorker, Time Magazine, National Geographic, M le Magazine du le Monde, Der Spiegel, The Independent, De Volkskrant and he has worked on assignment for outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde and Dagens Nyheter. 


Tommaso is member of Angustia Photo http://www.angustia.photo/

++ CV



2019 – winner of Carmignac Photojournalism Award

2018 – winner of World Report Award

2018 – finalist of Burn Emerging Photographer Fund

2018 – selected for Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism

2018 – Phmuseum Photographic Grant, honorable mention

2017 – winner of American Photography 33

2017 – Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, honorable mention

2016 – Magnum Photography Award, jury’s pick

2015 – Manuel Rivera Ortiz Grant, Finalist

2015 – 30 under 30 Magnum Photos, shortlisted

2015 -  PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographer to Watch, nominated

2014 - Lens Culture Visual Storytelling Award, finalist

2013 – winner National Geographic Award EAWXXVI

2013 - Emerging Talent Award by Reportage by Getty Images

2012 - winner Portfolio Italia

2012. winner Fotoleggendo

2012. 3rd prize International Photography Awards 2012

2012. finalis Organ Vida International Photography Festival


Solo Exhibitions


2019. Life and Death in the Brazilian Amazon, Maison Europeene de la Photograhie, Paris, France.

2018. Terra Vermelha, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy.

2015. Dammed Lives, 10b Photography Gallery, Rome, Italy.


Group Exhibition


2018 – The Exotic other, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece.

2018 – Terra Vermelha, Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany

2018 – The Climate Change Exhibition, Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, Thailand.

2018 – Foto Invasao, Red Bull Station, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2017 – The Climate Smart Evolution, C40 Mayors Summit, Mexico City, Mexico

2016 – Faces of Change – UN COP22 (Marrakesh, Marocco)

2016 – Ta Cheio, PARTE Contemporary Art Fair (São Paulo, Brazil)

2016 – Coletiva#1, Galeria Nicoli, São Paulo, Brazil

2016 – Oltre le Mura di Roma, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Arts, Rome, Italy

2015 – Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation Photography Grant – Les Recontres d’Arles festival, France.

2015 – Titanic Belfast – Belfast Photo Festival, Ireland

2015 – International Print Exhibition, Royal Photographic Society - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

2015 - International Print Exhibition RPS - Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich, UK

2015 - International Print Exhibition RPS - Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK.

2015 - International Print Exhibition RPS - Banbury Museum, Banbury, UK

2015 - International Print Exhibition - Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, UK.

2013 –Regard sur la jeune génération de photographes, Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de  Guerre festival, France

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Fotoleggendo festival, Rome, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Fotoconfronti, Bibbiena, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, SiFest Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Festival della Fotografia Contemporanea, Sassoferrato, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Garfagnana Fotografia, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, TrentinoImmagini, Baselga di Pinè, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Festival Una Penisola di Luce, Sestri Levante, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Congresso Nazionale FIAF, Carbonia, Italy.

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Corigliano Calabro Fotografia festival, Italy.

2013. Milano Photo Show, Milan, Italy

2013.  Arte e Memoria, Home Gallery 1 Stile, Mantova, Italy

2013.  Portfolio Italia, Galleria Fiaf, Turin, Italy

2013. Turkish Blue Gold, Citerna Fotografia Festival. Citerna, Italy

2013. _Omaggio della Fotografia alle Famiglie Emiliane Vittima del Sisma, Royal Photographic Society and Officine International, Rome, Italy

2012. Portfolio Italia, Centro Italiano della Fotografia d'Autore, Bibbiena, Italy;

2012. A World Elsewhere, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK;

2012. Foto8 summershow, Foto8 Gallery, London, UK;

2012. Organ Vida, International Photography Festival in Zagreb, Croatia;

2012. Elephant in focus: Economy, Cuming Museum, London, UK;

2011. Neither Snake nor Lizard, LCC Gallery Spaces, London, UK.