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Biography 2018-07-31T14:57:06+00:00

Marco Palombi, is a freelance photographer born in Rome. He started collecting images and videos for his reportage since the early ’90s, travelling all around the world. Ethnic minorities, nomadic peoples, and the striking differences between the developed and the underdeveloped countries soon became the focus of his photographic research.

Since 2007, he has been publishing his reportage on the Italian daily newspaper “La Repubblica” in a section called “Mondo Solidale” devoted to the world of solidarity and cooperation.

In what follows there’s a list comprehensive of the latest documented countries: Haiti, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, Lebanon, Iran, Oman, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.

In 2014 his feature film “Waiting for Tomorrow”, shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo was screened at the International Film, Food and Videodiversity Festival in Trento.

In 2015 he documented the drama of migrants landing in Italy, receiving first aid and emergency treatment at the reception center in the port of Augusta (Sicily). In this context a special “photographic” award went to the great work done by women and men of the Gino Strada Emergency Association.

In 2017, he is in Kazakhstan to witness the inhumane conditions of coal miners working 600 meters below the surface in the Karaganda mines.

Immediately afterwards he is again with Emergency in Khartoum, Sudan, to the decade celebration of the Salam Center hospital.

His recent stories include:
Niger & migrants: in the land of suspended ones
Haiti – malnutrition and food security
Ethiopia – a dam that erases people and their traditions
Syria – in a house where kids are safe from an endless war

Marco Palombi’s Reportage
Marco Palombi’s exhibits in Italy and abroad
Photos and published photo shoots

He has also used photography to add art to the catalogue of the Italian painter Francesca Leone.

Some of his shots has been used for books’ cover:

Abdelkader Djemaï
Camping
(2003, nottetempo edizioni)

Maria Pace Ottieri
Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti
(2015, nottetempo edizioni).
Premio Grinzane Cavour 2003,
a book who inspired Marco Tullio Giordana for his movie (2005)..

al-Hakîm Tawfîq
Diario di un procuratore di campagna
(2015, nottetempo edizioni)