Italy, 1985

Nicoló Filippo Rosso is an independent documentary photographer based in Bogotà, Colombia. After graduating from the University of Turin, Italy, with a degree in literature, he immersed himself in photography. He had the opportunity to complete master classes under talented professionals in the field such as Moises Saman, Pep Bonet, Stanley Greene and Franco Pagetti. He seeks photographs that document social and health ailments caused by corporate greed.

In 2012 he began photographing what he saw as pristine land in Colombia that was occupied by indigenous people and their medicinal workers who employ ancient healing practices. He documented their lives in Putumayo and believed it was a crucial moment to photograph because their livelihoods are threatened by the invasion of big corporations intruding on the land.

In 2014 he collaborated with Colombia Diversa, a Colombian NGO, to document the daily life of the LGBTI community in Bogotá.

At present he is working in La Guajira, in northern Colombia, documenting the effects that mining companies have on the Wayuu, the biggest Colombian indigenous community living in the region.

His work has been published in National Geographic, Vice, Washington Post, AlJazeera, Wall Street Journal, Internazionale, Pèlerin, Der Spiegel, Discover, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Huffington Post, Cañamo.

Nicoló is a regular contributor for Bloomberg.

He is represented by Redux Pictures.

 

Awards and Exposures

2017

  • Eddie Adams Workshop, New York
  • Individual exhibition at Valenzuela-Klenner Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia “Buried Under This Coal”

2016

  • Shortlisted Reportage category at The Kolga Photo Award, Georgia "The abandoned destiny of Wayuu people."
  • Shortlisted Reportage category at The Kolga Photo Award, Georgia " People of Yagè"

2015

  • Individual exhibition at Valenzuela-Klenner Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia " People of Yagè"