Luigi Baldelli
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Luigi Baldelli

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I have been a professional photographer since 1987.

From 1987 to 1997 I was part of staff for “Agenzia Contrasto”. From 1997 to 2001 I was part of staff for the Agency “Grazia Neri”.
After leaving the latter, I started a free lance profession in full. In 1989 I started following the most important international events: the end of totalitarian regimes in the East of Europe, the revolution in Romania, Lebanon, The Gulf War, the war in former Yugoslavia, the crisis in Albania, the socio-political situation in the Middle East, wars and famine in Africa.

In1995 up to today, I began working with Ettore Mo, as a correspondent for the paper Corriere della Sera, carrying out photo essays in Afghanistan, India, Middle and Far East, East of Europe, Africa, ex Soviet Union, Latin America.

My photo essays were published by the major Italian and foreign newspapers, and my photos have been in individual and collective exhibitions on journalistic photography, both in Italy and abroad.

In 2002 I published a photographic book titled “Iraq” with “ADV-Publishing House” in Logan and another titled Afghanistan for the “Touring Club Italiano”.

Both of them were the conclusion of photographic projects that lasted several years.

All photos taken for the essays made with Ettore Mo for Corriere della Sera are featured in the books “The Forgotten ”,  “Trains”, “Rivers”, all published by Rizzoli.

In 2006, 35 photographs taken in Afghanistan were used for the illustrated edition of “The Kite Runner”, a best selling title up to today in Italy, The Netherlands, Brazil, The U.S.A.

In 2008 48 more photographs taken in Afghanistan were used, instead, for the illustrated edition of “One thousand splendid suns”, published in Italy and the Netherlands.



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