Website - TerraProject.net
Simone Donati (1977) was born in Florence, Italy, where he lives and works. In 2005 he completed the three-year course in photography at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence. After an internship at the Magnum Photos agency in New York City, in 2006 he started working in the field of documentary photography. In recent years his attention has focused on the political and social situation of Italy. In 2011, Simo was shortlisted at Fotografia Festival Roma, at Voies Off in Arles and at the OjodePez Award for Human Values for his Valley of Angels project. In 2010 he received the 3rd place at the Ponchielli prize with his long term project Welcome to Berlusconistan. His photographs have been part of solo and group shows in Italy and abroad and have been published internationally. He is one of the founding members of TerraProject, a collective working on social, political and environmental issues in Italy and abroad.
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