Lorenzo Maccotta

Nairobi, Kenya


Lorenzo Maccotta is an award-winning photographer who works on personal, corporate, institutional and editorial projects.

Lorenzo started working in documentary photography while completing his course in film studies at the DAMS - Roma Tre University in Rome and went on to study Philosophy at University of Rome - La Sapienza.

He started working as a professional photographer in 2005 by collaborating with Médecins Sans Frontière on a large project documenting immigration in Italy.

Since then he has undertaken a number of long-term projects focused on the transformations of contemporary global society while also continuing with collaborative book projects, editorial features and exhibitions.

His work has been published widely across well known magazines and other media including GEO, Stern, BBC, Financial Times, CNN, ADAC, Internazionale, Courrier International, L’Espresso, Io Donna, La Repubblica delle Donne, Vanity Fair, Marie Clair, GQ.

His work has been exhibited in museums as well as public spaces and galleries across the world including MACRO, MAXXI, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Museo della Permanente.

After living in Barcelona, London, Berlin and Leipzig, he is currently based between Mombasa and Nairobi.

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