Sergio Ramazzotti

photographer and journalist

Sergio Ramazzotti has written and photographed hundreds of stories for most of the leading magazines of the world. His photographs have been exhibited in several personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad. As a novelist, he has published La birra di Shaoshan (Feltrinelli 2002), Liberi di morire (Piemme 2003), Tre ore all'alba (DeAgostini 2005), Afrozapping (Feltrinelli 2006) and Ground Zero Ebola (Piemme 2015). He also published the photographic books Inde and Chine for Paris's Éditions du Chêne and London's Thames & Hudson (2007), Afghanistan 2.0 for Milano's Leonardo International (2010) and I love Mary for Milano's More Mondadori (2012).

Between 2008 and 2011 he was protagonist of Lauren Verslaat, a series of documentaries on photojournalism produced by Dutch private channel Veronica TV. In 2010 and 2011 he was author and presenter of Buongiorno Afghanistan, an eight-episode documentary on the Italian Army in Afghanistan, and SOS Lampedusa, a 50-minute documentary on immigration, both produced and broadcast by Sky TV Italy. In 2016 he wrote and produced the 50-minute documentary Baraccopolis, on Italians living in slums, broadcast by Sky Atlantic. He was one of the eight Italian photographers featured in the 8-documentaries series Fotografi on photojournalists, produced and broadcast in 2012-2013 by TV channel Sky Arte. He won the International Photography Award (Los Angeles) in the 'Editorial' category in 2005, twice (in 2005 and 2010) the Enzo Baldoni Prize for Journalism of the Province of Milano, and in 2015 the Magna Grecia Awards for Literature under the patronage of Italy's Ministry of Culture and Education. In 2020 he won the Alessandro Leogrande Award for the book Su questa pietra (Mondadori, 2019).

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