Pablo Pablo Ernesto Piovano


“Pablo Piovano is an Argentinian photojournalist deeply driven to expose environmental stories and our problematic relationship to the natural world. The Human Cost of Agrotoxins is one such story and it documents the impact of twenty years of indiscriminate use of agrochemicals such as glyphosat in the rural northeast of Argentina, and the devastating impact of the people and their environment. With meticulous research and unwavering commitment to the story Pablo has created a thorough and disturbing body of work that needs to be seen” – Tina Ahrens, Germany, director of photography at Philosophie magazine

Pablo Piovano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1981 and has worked as a photographer at Página/12 since he was 18.

His book ‘The human cost of agrotoxins’ was published by Kehrer Verlag, Germany in 2017. From 2004 to 2008, he coordinated a workshop for children and teenagers in social risk at the Isla Maciel, Buenos Aires, resulting in a book called “Ojos y voces de la Isla”. After documenting the social and political crisis in Argentina in 2001, Pablo published a book about that work called ‘Episodios Argentinos, Diciembre y después’ with four other photojournalists. 

In 2005 and 2014, Pablo was awarded a scholarship by the Fundación García Márquez. 
He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Phillip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award, 1st place from ‘The Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation’ at the New York
 Festival; the Internacional de la imagen (FINI) in Mexico; and 3rd place at the Picture of the Year Latin America. Pablo has been nominated for the Prix Pictet Award, Magnum’s Emergency Fund, the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award and ICP’s Infinity Award.

Pablo has exhibited at festivals including Festival Internacional de la imagen (FINI), Mexico; Pachuca Festival de la fotografia etica, Italy; Lodi
Photolux, Italy; Arles, France; and What’s up Photo Doc, France.  He has also shown his work at the Museo Centro-Centro de Cibeles, Spain; Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland; and the International Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

Pablo Ernesto Piovano received nominations from Mads Nissen and Tina Ahrens. Find out about the 6x6 nomination process and our growing community of global nominators.

Pablo Pablo Ernesto Piovano