Riccardo Bononi

Graduated in two different fields of social sciences, psychology and anthropology, since 2010 Riccardo has been working as visual anthropologist at the Irfoss Institute in Padua, Italy. In 2015 he joined international agency Prospekt Photographers based in Milan, and in 2022 he joined the American agency Institute. In 2019 he became art director of IMP International Photojournalism Festival in Padua.

While combining photography and audiovisual as privileged research approaches, he has been working in Africa, South and North America, Asia and Europe. Since 2006 he focused on taboos concerning death, especially in Madagascar.

Among others important awards, in 2015 he was nominated “Best Photographer of the Year – Professional Sport Category” at World Photography Awards. His pictures have been exhibited in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Bucharest, Bolivia, Lodi, Beijing, Lishui, and have been published in magazines all across the world.

In his vision, documentary photography is much more than a mere tool for data collection: it is the base for an universal language, a bridge between people and places that allows to overcome the invisible borders among cultures.

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