Alessio Romenzi was born in Colle Sant’Angelo, a small village in the Italian Apennines, in 1974.
After working as a carpenter in a factory, he graduated in 2009 with a master’s degree in photojournalism from Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata in Rome. He then moved to Jerusalem to begin his career as a photographer. After one year working in Palestine and Israel, he went on to cover the Arab Spring with a special focus on Egypt and Libya.
He later became one of the first photographers to be smuggled into Syria. His pictures have appeared in publications across the globe including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time magazine, Paris Match, Newsweek, El Mundo, The Guardian and The Telegraph.
He also regularly works with major international organizations’ media outlets, including Amnesty International, the U.N.’s FAO, UNICEF, UNESCO, International Committee of the Red Cross, Save the Children, Terres des Hommes and War Child International.
He is based in the Middle East and his work is represented by Corbis and Emblema.