Emiliano Larizza was born in Rome, Italy, in 1978, and took up photography in 2001. Later, he studied graphics and screenplay writing. Larizza sees art as the support and stimulus of his continuous quest for the essence of photography, as a means of expressing one’s own creative ideas. After traveling in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, he settled in Dominican Republic in 2008. From January 2010, he started following the situation in Haiti, in the aftermath of the earthquake. Larizza’s work has appeared in such national and international publications as Internazionale, L’Espresso, Il Manifesto, Io Donna, Riders, Il Venerdi di Repubblica, The Guardian, The Independent, Het Financieele Dagblad, and Newsweek. Since 2010, he has been represented by the Italian agency Contrasto.