Ivo Saglietti started out working as a documentary filmmaker, leaving the movie business in 1978 for photography and working with Sipa Press Agency. His photographic essays and reportage have taken him to many countries across the world, from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cuba to Lebanon, Israel, Tanzania, Kosovo and many more. Along the way, there have been numerous books and exhibitions. Saglietti's project on the social situation in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship became the book Chile: the Noise of the Sabres. In 1995, he followed the Slave Route from Benin in Africa to Haiti, an experience that became From Ouidah to Port-au-Prince, an exhibition and catalogue. Other work includes an exhibition documenting the social and political situation of South American countries 500 years after they were discovered by Columbus; contributions to Let the Children Play, depicting the power sport has to change children's lives - to name just two. His work has appeared in exhibitions across mainland Europe, the US and the UK. His prizes include two previous World Press Photo awards (in 1992 and 1999), an Enzo Baldoni Prize and a Taft Prize for Photographer of the Year, at the Lucca Photodigital Festival in 2006. Saglietti also gives workshops internationally and, since 1999, has been a staff member of Zeitenspiegel Agentur in Stuttgart, Germany, and Prospekt Photographers in Milan.