Water as an element in its beauty both above and below. Collection of images recorded underwater with an eye to the surface and to the presence of plastic around the world. An underwater diary that wants to demonstrate the love for diving for the sea and for the species that populate it
Project Type:Documentary, Music Video
Completion Date:January 12, 2022
Production Budget:10,000 USD
Country of Origin:Italy
Lorenzo lives between Rome and Santiago de Chile,
In 2022/2012 he worked on assigments for several NGO´s such as World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Infinithium Humanitharian Systems (IHS) Roddenberry Found (U.S.A) Greenpeace Italy and Greenpeace Chile, in Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Kenya, Mexico, Marshall islands and Italy
He has made both video documentaries and photographic reportages for the aforementioned companies.
His works have been widely published in magazines and newspapers: Mclean´s, Der Spiegel, Sunday Times, Venerdí di Repubblica,Io Donna Corriere della sera, Internazionale, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune,British Journal of Photography among others and several chilean magazines where he writes as well.
2002-2012, Greenpeace Chile.In 1999 he graduated as a lawyer at the La Sapienza University (Rome) and after a one-year training, he decided to settle in Chile, to give up law and to devote to photography. He has won different prizes during the last decade, ranging from the United Nations (2002) to a recognition on part of the Asociación de Reporteros Gráficos de Chile (2006/2008/2013/2014/2015). He publishes his first book of photographies, called "Luces de Rapa Nui" ("Lights of Rapa Nui) , about the inhabitants of Easter Island, in 2002.
In 2009 he publishes his second work, "Lota", in which he portrays the hard life of the ex coal miners.
In 2010 he publishes, Campamento Esperanza, about the rescue of 33 chilean miners.
His works have been widely published.
Nowadays he is correspondent of different international agencies, Redux, Rea and Archivolatino, has specialized in investigative reporting, espeially in Latin America. During these last years, he has developed audiovisual projects, as for instance "Arroz con Mango" , an intimate look at the Cuban reality, for which he was awarded prizes in festivals and "By the shade of the Moai" , a video to everyday life on Easter Island, for which he was also awarded prizes in national and international competitions, Hayan aftermath about the effect of the strongest typhoon ever register on earth.
His works have been exhibited in Chile, Italy and Japan.
1999 Law Degree in Rome University La Sapienza
Scuba Dive licence Technical Decompression
Drone flight licence, non critics an critics flights.
Photography and documentary awards
2016-14-13 First place Chilean photojournalist awards- www.fotoprensa.cl
2012 First Price "La Repubblica" awards. Shooting Rome
2010 -Jury Prize in Fidocs (documentary Festival of Santiago de Chile),
-Jury Prize in Festival de Viña del Mar and Latin Film Festival in
Brussels for documentary “By the shade of the Moai”.
-Best documentary in Diff Festival, Patagonia, Chile for “By the
shade of the Moai”.
2008 First place for illustrated report of Brazilian favelas in the
Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos de Costa Rica.
2008 First place with documentary “Arroz con mango” Chatwin Prize,
2006 First place with documentary “Luci di Rapa Nui”, Chatwin Prize,
2002 First place in the United Nations contest “Ojo con Chile”
1998 Second place in the University of Pacifico, Santiago de Chile.