Alessandro Cinque


Alessandro Cinque (b. 1988) is a photojournalist based between the United States and Peru. His work explores environmental and socio-political issues in Latin America, particularly the devastating impact of neoliberal policies and mining on Indigenous communities and their lands. 

Cinque's photographs have been published in international media, including The New York Times, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, 6Mois, GEO, etc. In 2022, his work was featured on the cover of National Geographic. 

His work has been exhibited in Italy, France, Spain, the United States, and Peru, and has been recognized as a winner of international awards including the Sony World Photography Awards (2023), POYi (2019-2023), Terre Solidaire Photo Award (2023) and Stenin Contest (2019-2021). In addition, Cinque’s work has been selected as a finalist for Prix Pictet (2023), the Eugene Smith Grant, Leica Oskar Barnack, and Alexia Grant, among others. He is a recipient of the National Geographic Society's Emergency Fund for Journalists (2021) and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fund (2021).

In December 2019, Cinque moved to Lima to become more familiar with Peruvian culture and society, and started contributing to Reuters. In 2023, he moved to New York, United States.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner

Alessandro Cinque on Social Media: 
Instagram: @alessandro.cinque
Twitter: @cinque_ale

Alessandro Cinque

Portrait credit: Alessandro Cinque