YPA 2013 was my first international experience with photography and I’m grateful to Justin Sutcliffe for the passion and support he transmitted to me during those valuable weeks in London. While there, I had the opportunity of showing my portfolio to a photo agency and I shortly after I become a member and remained for two years.
In 2014, I started with photojournalism, focusing primarily on the evolution of modern societies through the documentation of youth cultures. I then moved to Rio de Janeiro for eight months where I covered the street scenes of big sport events including the World Cup and Olympic games. I’m excited to say I’m on my way to return.
In 2015, I traveled along the Sertao, a semiarid region in Brazil, actually experiencing the worst drought of the last 50 years. I was able to document ensuing social issues and the contemporary culture of a very remote land. My work from this project will be presented at the 1st World Humanitarian Summit of United Nations, to be held in Istanbul during June 2016.
A few months ago, I was selected to attend the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop in New York, where I had the opportunity to work in close contact with some of the most important editors in our industry, and with an extremely talented group of young photographers from all over the world.
I’ve also had the fortune of being mentored by the extremely talented war photographers, Fabio Bucciarelli–the 2012 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award recipient–and with whom I traveled with in Greece and Balkans to cover the refugee crisis.
Fabio and I have also worked together for several months on the production of his most recent photo book, “The Dream”, an emotional journey through the human condition of refugees.
Find out more about Allesandra and his work at alessandrofalco.com.