BIOGRAPHY 

Tommaso Protti, b. 1986, Italy

Photographer.

 

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/

AWARDS & GRANTS

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 EXHIBITIONS 

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.