Alessio Romenzi

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2017, 3rd prize stories, General News

2017, 3rd prize stories, General News

2017, 3rd prize stories, General News

2017, 3rd prize stories, General News

Alessio Romenzi (b.1974) was raised in a small village in the Italian Apennines and previously worked as refrigeration technician and also a blacksmith.

He later decided to base himself in the Middle East, covering the so-called Arab Spring from the beginning, with a special focus on Egypt and Libya. Later his interests moved to Syria. Alessio was one of the first photographers to be smuggled inside the country when the regime of Bashar al-Assad began increasing the firepower against the opposition and denied entry to journalists.

His images appear regularly in the major international magazines and are used by international humanitarian organizations. When asked about the motives underlying his work, he never has anything conclusive to say. He simply states that the camera is the best way he has to document what is going on in the world.

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2013, General News, 1st prize stories
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013/general-news/alessio-romenzi

An interview with Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi about his winning series documenting the ongoing conflict in Syria.

See all 2013 World Press Photo Contest winners: worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013

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