Massimo Berruti


B. 1979 - ITALIAN Based in Rome

Massimo Berruti was born in Italy and began photography in 2003, whilst while studying biology in university. A year later he started as a self-taught freelancer participating in a collective project on the Italian cultural and economic crisis.

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In 2007, Massimo was one of 20 photographers commissioned worldwide by the Italian Ministry of Artistic/Cultural Heritage and Activities for a reportage on the status of Italian heritage and landscapes.

From 2008, Massimo worked in central Asia, focusing his lens for four years on social change in Pakistan and the countries of central Asia; analyzing its contemporary history and involvement in the War on Terror through its implications on the population. This extensive coverage became his first long-term project, entitled ‘The Dusty Path’.  This project, with the support of the Carmignac Foundation, became his first monographic book, Lashkars. (2011, Actes Sud).

Massimo regularly works with international magazines like TIME, The New Yorker, NewsWeek and Espresso, and he has won numerous grants and prizes and his images form part of the collections of the Carmignac Foundation and the MAXXI Museum in Rome. Massimo’s photographs have been exhibited at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, as well as international festivals like Rencontres d’Arles and Visa pour L’Image. Massimo is a member of the Centre International du Photojournalisme in Perpignan and is currently based in Rome.

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Massimo Berruti

Selected works

Italy, The First Western Outbreak

Italy, The First Western Outbreak

Massimo Berruti

Italy was the first country to face an outbreak of Coronavirus in the west. On 10 March 2020, the country enters lockdown to the disbelief of its inhabitants as well as all European citizens. Italy will soon become a laboratory on a national scale, tracing the guidelines for what will later become the health response…

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Drops

Drops

Gaza is an isolated land so tiny and poor of resources, that it remains totally dependent from the “exterior,” even just to feed its population. The main resource for survival,…

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Epidemic

Epidemic

In the shadow of the Vesuvius, the area of Naples is subject to a major political, ecological and sanitary furore. In twenty-two years, about 10 million tonnes of industrial waste…

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The Dusty Path

The Dusty Path

There are places to be seen with your own eyes, places and people that deserves a major attention and a deeper perspective. Some places are, even if very far away…

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My Quiet Place

My Quiet Place

A quiet place is what we are all looking for, a place where we feel good and safe, sometimes it can just be an imaginary one. Green Bank is actually…

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