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Piero was born in 1965 in Nettuno, Italy. His family upbringing and education at the institute San Bernardo in Casamari, formed his humanitarian approach and interest in documenting world events.

As a young man in 1983 Piero began his travels and started his journey as a freelance photojournalist. His work was pu… Read More
Piero was born in 1965 in Nettuno, Italy. His family upbringing and education at the institute San Bernardo in Casamari, formed his humanitarian approach and interest in documenting world events.

As a young man in 1983 Piero began his travels and started his journey as a freelance photojournalist. His work was published in Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Paese Sera, Panorama and L'Espresso, covering the events in East Africa first and then in South-East Asia.

From the start Piero realized that his vocation was to capture the truth, and 'a picture of actuality' began. With this uppermost in his mind Piero began his travels around the world from a primary base in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, from here Piero’s work took him to: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Asia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines. The African continenent including Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, the former Zaire and now DR Congo in Africa.

In 1997, Piero went to Colombia making his base in Bogota, and for the next 5 years he documented the current affairs and events of Latin America. During this period, Pieros’ groundbreaking work documented the war on drug trafficking in Colombia and the ongoing conflicts in the country amongst various outlaw groups for various international publications: The New York Times , Newsweek International, Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Focus, Stern, Der Spiegel, Reuters, the BBC and the list goes on.

Piero also captured human interest stories in particular his world exclusive photographs of Hans Ertl, who was the official photographer of Hitler and the Berlin Olympics of 1936 and also the reports of Colombian paramilitary leader of the AUC, the 'Italian-Colombian Salvatore Mancuso, alias "El Mono".

In April of 2002, Piero returned to Africa, settling in Kampala, Uganda, where he now permanently resides. Here he follows the socio political events of Africa and its sub-continent producing images as a photographer and documentary film-maker for Italian and foreign television networks, with the production company Focus World International.

Piero speaks several languages, has a degree in International Politics and a Masters in the global effects of Islamic Fundamentalism. He divides his time, between work in the field as a photo-journalist and filmmaker and teacher at various institutions, including the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Piero has published three books and made several short films and charitable television commercials for the international organization FOR A SMILE ONLUS, that focus on ethnography and anthropology.
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I'm a professional photojournalist and documentary film maker, since 1983, but instead of the standard rhetoric usually found in a resume presentation, I would prefer to let others substantiate the claims made on my resume. The following are excerpts from letters of recommendation, and can be provided in their ent… Read More
I'm a professional photojournalist and documentary film maker, since 1983, but instead of the standard rhetoric usually found in a resume presentation, I would prefer to let others substantiate the claims made on my resume. The following are excerpts from letters of recommendation, and can be provided in their entirety if needed.
1. Character,Hard Work- Piero is a reassuring and poised professional, making an important contribution to the organization. He is engaging and intellectually curious individual, always seeking opportunities to learn. Piero has the highest moral and personal character, is totally dependable and will perform superbly under extreme pressure.
2. Team Player- Most impressive is Piero's keen ability to interact and engage in conversation, work, travels, etc. with individuals from any background(street vendors to government officials). He is respectful, interested and disarming, and as such, makes a favorable impression on all he met.
3. Work Ethic- Piero has strong interpersonal skills, combined with an enviable capacity for acquiring and retaining knowledge, which made him an outstanding representative of World Focus News, Broadcasting and Photo Agency, in foreign countries.
4. Language skills- Fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, Portoguese and French. Some other languages like Kiswahili and Lingala, from Central and East Africa.
Areas of Expertise
Currently I work as a professional photojournalist and film maker for World Focus-News, Broadcasting And Photo Agency, covering news and features in Africa, a position that I occupy since 1997. Among my duties I can enumerate the descriptive political analysis of the African continent, having lived and based for almost twenty years in different African city capitals and covering news in Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone,Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroun, Ghana. Liberia. Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Uganda (where I’m presently based), Kenya, Angola,Tanzania, DRC Congo, The French Congo and other countries. I’ve been based in Bogota(Colombia for five years, covering news and producing reportages in Ecuador,Venezuela,Peru',Bolivia,Brazil,Argentina,French Guyana and British Guyana.
• World exclusive photo stories in Colombia(Latin America) in assignment for Newsweek International Edition and The New York Times International Edition.
• World Exclusive story about the Paramilitary Patriarch in Colombia, for Newsweek International Edition.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and strong ability to adapt quickly in new and changing business,social, and cultural environments.Professor of Photography in Universidad of Manizales(Colombia) in 1999, Professor Of Photography in Accademia delle Belle Arti di Frosinone in Italy, in 2003, Professor of Photography in Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera-Milano in Italy, in 2008. Read Less
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