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PAOLO PATRIZI is an independent documentary photographer, whose recent stories explore the underlying themes and contradictions between traditions and modernity and cultural disconnections produced from rapid economic growth. Paolo's subjects range from portraiture and feature projects to social issues and politics. His focus is always on the human and social aspects of a story.
He began his career in London working as an assistant to other professionals. While doing some freelance assignments for British magazines and design groups, he started to develop individual projects of his own. Today, his work is featured in leading publications and exhibited internationally.
His photos have won several awards with the Association of Photographers of London, The John Kobal Portrait Award, The Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, The World Press Photo, The Sony World Photography Awards, The Anthropographia Award for Human Rights, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, POY international.
His photographs are part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Paolo's assignments have appeared in the following publications: Observer Magazine, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Panorama, Corriere della Sera, GQ, Esquire, Courrier Japon, Geo, XL Semanal, Przekroj, K-magazine, Handelsblatt, European Photography, Kaze no Tabibito, Vanity Fair, Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, Slate, Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Liberation, Wordt Vervolgd - Amnesty, Zoom.
'Across the spectrum of Patriziʼs work, we see an approach to visual storytelling that is marked by an intellectual and artistic vigor, at the heart of which is a compassion and feeling for the people and cultures he reveals in his vibrant essays'. Wayne Ford