Along the road
STUDIES AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Born in 1958 in Florence, doctor in Political Sciences, master in Diplomatic Career and in International Organizations.
FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique)
ISF (Image Sans Frontière European International Organization)
Both charges were given in March 2002 when the FIAP Directory Board called him to cover the role of „FIAP General Secretary „.
FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Arts)
He approached photography in 1974 working both in B/W and Color.
Travel and Nature photographer, he is presently coordinator and trainer of photography courses and workshops (advanced and beginner course of nature and travel) and collaborator of “Panda Photo” Photographic Agency – Rome.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
For the Italian Federation he has organized since 1994 until now, about 150 International Expositions with Foreign Federations, Clubs and authors.
He has actively participated in shows and competitions realizing from 1980 to today 394 personal and collective exhibitions slide and digital projections in 31 different countries. He has gathered more than 1000 admissions in international competitions and over 200 awards.
Five times FIAP World Champion in Nature: Finland 1999 (CLP), South Africa 2001 (CLP), Australia 2003 (CLP), Croatia 2006 (CLP and SLIDES).
Once FIAP World Champion in Projected Images (Belgium 2011) and three times FIAP Gold Medal in Projected Images World Cups (Finland 1999, Belgium 2002 and Indonesia 2009).
In 2007 he won the Second FIAP World Cup for Clubs, with his Club “Il Gruppo Fotografico Il Cupolone” of Florence In 2011 he won with the FIAF team the 60th Anniversary FIAP Cup “Children of the World” in Singapore.
Judge in more than 300 national and international competitions since 1982.
He has taken part to international juries in 31 different countries: Belgium, France, Malta, Ireland, England, Croatia, Nederland, San Marino, Hong Kong, China, Portugal, Serbia, Greece, Austria, Spain, Italy, Iran, Luxembourg, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Andorra, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Cuba, Ukraine, India, Turkey, Austria, Emirates, Oman and South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPHIC TITLES/DISTINCTIONS – ( 57)
Thanks to the results obtained he received:
from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) ; (9)
the title of MFIAP, EFIAP/p and Hon.EFIAP
from Image Sans Frontière (ISF) ; (4)
the titles of „Constellation Dauphin ISF” (D.ISF), Actif ISF (AISF) and Fondateur ISF (FISF);
from the Photographic Society of America (PSA) ; (7)
3 stars in Nature, 3 stars in Slides and 1 star in Color Print
from the Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche (FIAF) ; (4)
2 stars in Projected Images, the title of Benemerito della Fotografia Italiana (Outstanding photographer of the Italian Federation) – (BFI) and the title of EFI (Commendable of Italian Photography)
from some Federations, Celubs, Municipalities the titles: (33)
“Guest Professor of Shandong University of Art and Design” – Jinan – China