Before becoming a documentary photographer, Fabio Bucciarelli received a MSc in engineering from the Polytecnico di Torino. He also attended the Universitat Politècnica de València, where he specialized in digital imaging.
From 2009, he devoted himself entirely to photography and started working as a staff photographer for La Presse/AP.
Bucciarelli has won several international awards, and his work has been published in The New York Times, Stern, The Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Foreign Policy, Vanity Fair, L’Espresso, La Repubblica, and La Stampa, among others. In recent years, he has covered major conflicts and their aftermaths around the world.
Bucciarelli feels an urgent need to tell the stories of people who are rendered powerless and to provide unbiased information focused on human rights. He recently wrote the book The Smell of the War, about the conflict in Libya.