LIVIO SENIGALLIESI, born in Milano (Italy) in 1956.
Self-taught photographer, Senigalliesi begins the carrer at the beginning of the ‘80s taking pictures of social issues, homeless, immigrants, workers living in the suburbs of the industrial towns of the north and mafia in the south of Italy.
In the lastest 20 years his passion for photography as testimony and the attention to historical events have taken him to many of the world hot spots: the Middle East and Kurdistan during the Gulf War, Berlin in the division and in the reunification times, Moscow during the days of the coup d’état which decreed the end of the Soviet Union, Sarajevo during the siege and all the phases of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
He works for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Photo-Desk, for the Italian Cooperation for several Italian and foreign NGOs, documenting the consequenses of the war, the suffering of the civilians and the projects of reconstruction.
Author of many books and photo-exhibitions, Senigalliesi published his reportage on the main national and foreign newspapers and magazines as Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, L’Europeo, L’Espresso, Epoca, Panorama, Il Manifesto, Avanguardia, El Pais, Liberation, Facts, Die Welt, Berliner Morgenpost, Stern, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Time Magazine, National Geographic Magazine.
During the last years he realized projects for UNHCR, ICRC, Amnesty International, Medicins sans Frontieres, Premio Ilaria Alpi, Goethe Institut, Alexander Langer Foundation, Rigoberta Menchù Tum Foundation.
Digital archive http://senigalliesi.photoshelter.com
Middle-East: Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Cyprus, Turkey, Kurdistan.
Balkans: Croatia, Bosnia i Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Makedonia.
Eastern Europe: DDR, Romania, URSS, Georgia, Cecenia and Caucasus.
Asia: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Kashmir, Vietnam, Cambodia.
Africa: RDC, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Mozambique.
1997 Fuji Film Euro Press Photo Award
1998 “Bayeux War Corrispondent Award” category war-photographer
2002 Premio Città di Sesto San Giovanni
2003 PDN Photo Annual Award for the photos and contents of the web-site
2004 “World Health Organization Photo Award”
2005 “Premio Miran Hrovatin” (Nomination)
2006 “Antonio Russo Award” category war photographers
2007 “The Dove of hope” by Assisi Administration
2009 Winner of the Award ‘Identity and different cultures in a multiethnic country’ received the Medal of the President of Italian Republic.
2010 Winner of Prize ‘Eugenio Montale’ category photojournalism
2011 Award ‘Immigrazione Oggi’ Honorable mention
PHOTOGRAPY THEATRE AND CULTURE
1996 – He worked as a stage-photographer in the first Bosnian movie shot in Sarajevo during the post war period, “Perfect Circle” by the director Ademir Kenovic, presented at Cannes Film Festival in 1997.
Since 2000 his exhibition “Beyond the wall” has travelled with the italian theatre group ‘Scarlattine’. His pictures become a source of inspiration for young actors who dramatised and put on stage the present tragedies causing strong emotional response in a large audience of different age and taking part in many artistic events against the war.
25 prints 70X100 and screening of a wide selection of black and white and colour pictures.
Vukovar, Mostar, Sarajevo, Srebrenica, Kosovo, the past and the present, old shots and recent images.
On the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the violent dissolution of Jugoslavia, the exhibition invites to remember what happened on the opposite side of the Adriatic Sea and proposes a key to the understanding of the developments and the contraddictions which are transforming this part of Europe.
30 colour prints 50×70.
Pictures of the victims of the last decades juxtaposed to the hard human condition of immigrants to Italy.
Two parallel paths marking Livio Senigalliesi’s commitment to photography as denunciation medium.
Siding with the victims of near and distant human tragedies with ethics and sensitivity.
To fight indifference and not to forget.
PORTATORI DI SOGNI
Faces and stories of refugees.
20 colour pictures 50X70 and a video tell the stories of migrants integrated in the social and productive context of the province of Brescia.
Images and projects which show that integration is possible.
“WAR!” selection of pictures shot in war’ zones during the last 20 years.
La spezia / International Prize Exodus.
“BERLIN YEAR ZERO” photo-exhibion dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall. Project Berlin 1989-Milan 2009 – Freedom Day
“HEALING THE WAR” – Psychosocial perspectives and experiences in conflict-torn areas / Rome – International Conference Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This powerful representation of the recent conflicts offer a chance to gain perspectives on the thousands of human histories marked by weapons and violence.
“VIETNAM, 40 YEARS LATER” photo-exhibition dedicated to the victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin – Perugia / International Journalism Festival.
Le foto di L. Senigalliesi sono state pubblicate nel Latinoamerica n. 76/77,
nel Latinoamerica n. 81,
nel Latinoamerica n. 85,
nel Latinoamerica n. 88,
nel Latinoamerica n. 101 (anche in pdf),
nel Latinoamerica 109 (anche in pdf)
e il Latinoamerica n. 118/119 (anche in pdf)