Paolo Marchetti


Paolo Marchetti is a freelance photojournalist, based in Italy. He has been working for about 13 years in the cinematographic and commercial industry, and began in the meantime his photographic studies with particular attention to political and anthropological issues.

He has told stories in Brazil, Central America, Cuba, eastern Europe, India, United States, Lebanon, Haiti, China, central Africa, Colombia, Thailand, and more.
Marchetti publishes his works in Italian weekly magazines such as L'Espresso (for which he is a regular contributor), Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, 6MOIS, Sunday Times, British Journal of Photojournalism, The Guardian, Geo, Spiegel, Newsweek, CNN, International New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Time and many others.

In the last years, Marchetti has received several awards and grants such as The International Photography Award twice, the Grand Prix de Paris seven times, short listed at Louis Valtuena Award, four times the NPPA - Best of Photojournalism, four times PDN’s Award, Sony WPO Award, the Getty Images Editorial Photography 2012, finalist at Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2013, winner of four awards at the POY - Picture of the Year. He has also been awarded in Perpignan with the ANI Pix-Palace Award 2013, won the Leica Photographer Award 2013, the Moscow Photo Award, and was a finalist at Lens Culture. In 2015, Marchetti won a World Press Photo award in the nature category with the first chapter of his new long-term project on intensive breeding farms all around the world, a project for telling the sacrifice hidden behind the ruthless values of the high-fashion market and its trend dominated by remorseless standards of beauty.

Paolo Marchetti