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Valerio Polici

Photographer

Born in Rome in 1984, Valerio Polici starts a path in photography as self-taught and then attends specialised courses in different insitutions among Rome, Padua, Paris, Riga. In 2015 he is selected for the Laboratorio Irregolare of Antonio Biasiucci in Naples.
 He first approached photojournalism by publishing on majorl international magazine (Washington Post, Newsweek, British Journal Of Photography, L'Espresso), and then explored a more intimate dimension. 
His first book, Ergo Sum, was presented at Paris Photo in 2016, made in collaboration with Polish artist Rafal Milach and designer Ania Nalecka and published by Dienacht.
 His photos, have won multiple awards (Gomma Grant 2019, Inside Art Special Prize 2019, Hasselblad Grand Prize 2018, Max Spreafico Prize 2019 among others), have been acquired in various public and private collections, have been exhibited in public museums and private galleries, including: La Biennale di Architettura, MACRO, MADRE, Villa Pignatelli, Ex-Mattatoio, La Galleria del Cembalo, S.S.M.A.V.E. Museo Arcos, FIAF, Biennale De La Photographie D'Aubagne, various festivals between Italy, Turkey, Germany and Portugal. He is represented by Studio Faganel Gallery with which he is working on his second book that will be released in April. He is teaching professor of photography at NABA Academy in Rome.

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