Recently awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of photography, Nicolò Filippo Rosso met the promising young students enrolled in the Photography degree program at the Accademia Italiana. Chairing the meeting will be Dario Orlandi, professor of photojournalism at the Accademia Italiana.
Widely known for his work in Colombia, since 2016 he has documented coal mining activities and its impact on the land and on the people, Nicolò Filippo Rosso has just been awarded the prestigious Eugene Smith Fund Grant for the Exodus Project, which documents the condition of migrants. For four years, Rosso has travelled the migratory routes between Venezuela and Colombia, Mexico and the United States, in the footsteps of refugees in the borderlands of Central America. Amongst the many awards and international recognitions, Exodus received the World Press Photo Award and the Getty Editorial Grant.
Only 36 years old, Rosso has already published his photo reportage in magazines and newspapers in Europe, the United States, Canada and Colombia. Amongst these The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, BusinessWeek, Courrier International, Haaretz, Der Spiegel and others. The young photographer also collaborates with international and ONG agencies such as UNHCR, UNICEF, Americares, CRS (Catholic Relief Services) as well as regularly teaching photography lessons in schools and universities in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His photographs are exhibited in galleries and museums in Colombia, the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany as well as India and are part of the travelling World Press Photo 2020 exhibition in 50 countries.