Nicolò Filippo Rosso (b.1985) is an Italian documentary photographer living between South, Central, and North America.

After graduating with a degree in Literature from the Università Degli Studi Di Torino in Italy, he moved to Latin America and lived mainly in Colombia for over ten years.

Witnessing stories of trauma, inequality, and injustices that have shattered the region for generations, he chose to tell stories of abandoned communities, mass migration crises, conflict, and climate change.

Since 2018, he has documented the migration movements across the continent for his project Exodus.

Other works include Forgotten in Dust, a project about desertification, coal exploitation, child mortality, and malnutrition among the indigenous Wayuu of La Guajira in Colombia.

In 2021, he received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award for Humanistic Photography. In 2024, he was the recipient of The Alexia.

His work has also been recognized with two Getty Editorial Grants, six Pictures of the Year International, including the World Understanding Award in 2024, four Best of Photojournalism (NPPA), an International Photography Award (Photographer of the Year, Deeper Perspective, 2020), two World Report Awards, Premio Ponchielli, Prix ANI-PixTrack, the Romano Cagnoni Award, the BarTur Photo Award, the Leica Oscar Barnack Award, and a World Press Photo.

Rosso regularly contributes to Bloomberg News, TIME, Stern, and The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

He regularly lectures about photography and journalism at universities in Colombia, Europe, and the United States.

He is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and French.

AWARDS and EXHIBITIONS

·The Alexia, United States: grant recipient, 2024

·Pictures of the Year International, United States: Award of Excellence, Issue Reporting Picture Story, 2024

·Best of Photojournalism (BOP), by National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), United States: 1º Place, General News, Stories, 2024

·Bartur Photo Award, UK: Highly Commended, Photojournalist of the Year, 2023

·One Photo for MSF, Roma, Italia: collective fundraising exhibition, 2023

·Global Citizen Award Gala, Toronto, Canada: personal exhibition with UNHCR, 2023

·Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, Bogotà, Colombia: collective exhibition, 2023

·Palacio de San Carlos (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Bogotà, Colombia: collective exhibition, 2023

·Officine Fotografiche, Roma, Italy: personal exhibition, 2023

·European Union, Brussels, Belgium: personal exhibition, 2023

·Yunghi Grant, United States: winner, 2022

·Musei Diocesani di Cremona, Italy: personal exhibition, 2022

·Quinzaine du Cinéma italien, France: personal exhibition, 2022

·Fotofestival Manzana1, Bolivia: personal exhibition, 2022

·ZOOM Photo Festival, Quebec: personal exhibition, 2022

·Prix 6MOIS, France: finalist, 2022 

·Getty Images Editorial Grant, United States: grant recipient, 2022

·International Month of Photojournalism, IMP Festival, Padova, Italy: Personal Exhibition, 2022

·BOArders, Cuneo, Italy: Personal Exhibition, 2022

·PhotoLux Festival, Lucca, Italy: Personal Exhibition, 2022

·Rotterdam Photo Festival, The Netherlands: Personal Exhibition, 2022

·Romano Cagnoni Award, Italy: winner, 2022

·Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Paris: VISA de l’ANI Exhibition (Prix ANI-Pixtrakk), 2022

·The Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel: Personal Exhibition, 2022

·Best of Photojournalism (BOP), by National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), United States: 3º Place, General News Stories, 2022

·Best of Photojournalism (BOP), by National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), United States: Honorable Mention, General News, 2022

·Best of Photojournalism (BOP), by National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), United States: 3º Place, Breaking News, 2022

·Pictures of the Year International, United States: 1º Place, National/International Picture Story, 2022

·Pictures of the Year International, United States: Finalist, Issue Reporting Picture Story, 2022

·Pictures of the Year International, United States: Award of excellence, General News, 2022

·Pictures of the Year International, United States: 1º place, Portrait, 2022

·Burn Emergency Fund, United States: finalist, 2021

·Premio Luis Valtueña, Spain: shortlisted, 2021

·Direct Look Photo contest, Russia: 1º prize, 2021

·W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography, United States: Grant recipient, 2021 

·Photoville NYC, United States: exhibition, 2021

·Prix ANI-PixTrakk, France: 1º prize, 2021

·Visa Pour l’Image, France: screening project Exodus, 2021 

·Prix 6Mois, France: finalist, 2021

·World Report Award, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Italy: Master Award 1º prize, 2021

·World Report Award, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Italy: Short Story Award 1º prize, 2021 

·ZEKE Award, Social Documentary Network, United States: 1º prize, 2021

·Leica Oscar Barnack Award (LOBA), Germany: finalist, 2021

·Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia: finalist, 2021

·Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University, United States: fellow student with reporting stipend, 2021

·Gabo Foundation, Colombia: fellow student with reporting stipend, 2021

·Philip Jones Griffiths, United Kingdom: finalist, 2021

·Unicef Photo of the Year, Germany: honorable mention, 2020

·Direct Look Photo contest, Russia: 1º prize, 2020

·World Report Award, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Italy: Short Story Award finalist, 2020

·Visa Pour l’Image, France: screening project Exodus, 2020

·Visa Pour l’Image, France: screening project Forgotten in Dust, 2020

·Alexia Grant, United States: finalist, 2020

·Premio Luis Valtueña, Spain: finalist, 2020

·Photoville NYC, Stati Uniti: exhibition, 2020

·Getty Images Editorial Grant, United States: grant recipient, 2020

·International Photography Award (IPA), Lucie Foundation, New York, United States: 1º prize and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, 2020

·ZEKE Award, Social Documentary Network, United States: honorable mention, 2020

·Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia: finalist with project Exodus, 2020

·Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia: finalist with project Forgotten in Dust, 2020

·World Press Photo, The Netherlands: 3º prize Contemporary Issues, series 2020

·Maison du développement durable, Quebec: personal exhibition, 2020

·UNHCR headquarter, Washington D.C, United States: personal exhibition, 2019

·Alexia Grant, United States: finalist, 2019 

·ZOOM Photo Festival, Quebec: personal exhibition, 2019

·6×6 World Press Photo Talent Program: nomination, 2019

·Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University, United States: fellow student with reporting stipend, 2019

·ZOOM Photo Festival, Quebec Human Nature Prize: winner, 2019

·India Photography Festival, India: screening, 2019

·Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA), Russia: honorable mention, 2019

·Prix Lucas Dolega, Francia: finalist, 2019

·Professional Photography Award, Revista (The Harvard Review of Latin America): prize winner, 2018

·Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo: nomination, 2018

·Melaka Art Gallery, Bogotà, Colombia: personal exhibition, 2018

·Eddie Adams Workshop, United States: student, 2017

·Università UniMinuto, Bogotà, Colombia: personal exhibition, 2017

·Museo di Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia: personal exhibition, 2017

·Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotà, Colombia: personal exhibition, 2017

·Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia: finalist with project People of Yagè, 2016

·Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia: finalist with project Forgotten in Dust, 2016

·Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotà, Colombia: personal exhibition, 2015

·National Geographic Contest, La Fotografia in Viaggio: Finalist, 2013

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