DA MAR A DOM 10.00 – 19.00
Nicolò Filippo Rosso
Location: SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, USA
In Latin America, the lack of job opportunities, limited access to education, political corruption, and impunity have persisted for generations, fueling vicious circles of violence and displacement that are both the symptoms and the causes of disrupted societies. For four years, Nicolò Filippo Rosso has traveled along migration routes documenting the journey of refugees and migrants from Venezuela to Colombia and from Central America to Mexico and the United States. Following children, adolescents, and pregnant and nursing women from different countries, he has seen countless stories of loss merging into a single narrative through the eyes of the most vulnerable migrants: those who are born, grow and die on the move. Decades of civil war, poverty, or violence make it difficult for migrants to find better conditions than those they are fleeing. Crossing borderlands controlled by gangs and rebel groups, people are exposed to trafficking and recruitment. Some never reach their destination. Others continue to move, often on foot, hoping to find a place where they can start a new chapter of their lives.
ABOUT NICOLO’ FILIPPO ROSSO
Nicoló Filippo Rosso (b.1985) is an Italian documentary photographer living between South, Central, and North America. After graduating with a degree in Literature at the Universitá Degli Studi Di Torino in Italy, he moved to Latin America, living mainly in Colombia for the past ten years.
Witnessing stories of trauma, inequality, and injustices that have shattered the region for generations, he chose to tell stories of abandoned communities, mass migration crises, conflict, and climate change.
Since 2018, he has documented the migration movements across the continent for his project Exodus.
Other works include Forgotten in Dust, a project about desertification, coal exploitation, child mortality, and malnutrition among the indigenous Wayuu of La Guajira in Colombia.
In 2021, he received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award for Humanistic Photography. Recognitions to his work include the Getty Editorial Grant, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, International Photography Award, World Report Award, Premio Ponchielli, Prix ANI-PixTrack.
Rosso is a regular contributor at Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, and The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
He has given lectures about photography and journalism in universities in Colombia, Europe, and the United States.