Born in Alessandria in Italy in 1981, I first began exploring photography as a way of documenting my travels. My interest in the medium developed further during my university studies in Italy and abroad, and since then has become for me primarily a way of getting to know people and telling their stories.
I am involved with environmental and social responsibility projects, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This area of activity – with its frequent contradictions and ambiguities – has given me an opportunity to gain precious first-hand in-the-field experience and the possibility to engage directly with a number of communities whose lives are impacted by the oil & gas industry. Between 2010 and 2015, I spent time documenting the daily lives of a number of such communities in Angola, Congo, Ghana and Kenya.
In 2014 I started working on a project in my home region of Piedmont (in particular the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato areas) documenting the region, its traditions and its working communities. After a long time away from the places in which I grew up, this “return to my roots” has been important to me both personally and in terms of my development as a photographer.
In 2015 I participated in a residential workshop organized by ‘CAMERA, the Italian Centre for Photography’ and supported by a number of local organizations, during which I had the chance, together with the other selected photographers, to work alongside Alex Webb (Magnum Photos) and Rebecca Norris Webb, exploring  the Piedmont region.
I am a founding member of Witness Journal, an association that promotes and spreads the culture of photojournalism through an online magazine, educational programs and projects that use photography as a tool for integration and socialization.