Daniele Volpe

Daniele Volpe is an award-winning documentary photographer, born in Italy,1981.

Based in Guatemala, his images are chiefly aimed at exploring issues related to human rights and social justice in Latin America. He is also interested in narrating the “human stories” that define Guatemalan society in the aftermath of genocide. His project on the “Ixil Genocide” was published as a book, “Chukel”. Volpe tracked the events unfolding around the development of gold mining in Guatemala’s western highlands with special attention to portraying community opposition to the mining project. He published “Under the Same Sky” a book of photographs on the topic with accompanying text in three languages (Spanish, English and Italian).

He graduated in “Storytelling and New Media”, an annual course sponsored by Fundacion Pedro Meyer and World Press Photo, Mexico. In addition, he has attended several workshops with accomplished photographers, Rodrigo Abd, Ron Haviv, Luis Gonzales Palma, Cia de Foto, Alejandro Castellote. His works have also been published in numerous outlets, including GEO magazine (Germany and France), Stern, National Geographic Proof, TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The California Sunday Magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 6mois, Revue 21, Al Jazeera America, de Volkskrant, Univision Noticias, The British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, Internazionale, il Reportage, among others.

He is also a contributing photographer of humanitarian organizations like UNICEF, UNHCR and ICRC. Volpe has received numerous awards, including being a finalist for the Visa d’or Paris Match News award at Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan in 2018, receiving an Honorable Mention in Px3 – Prix de la Photographie in 2016, and being a finalist at FotoEvidence Book Award 2015.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest​

Daniele Volpe on Social Media: 
Twitter: @volpe_daniele 
Daniele Volpe

Photo credit: Emanuele Satolli