Alessio Mamo is a Sicilian photographer based in Catania, Italy and a regular contributor for The Guardian and L'Espresso.
After completing a degree in chemistry, Mamo then graduated in photography from the European Institute of Design in Rome, Italy in 2007.
In 2008, he began his career in photojournalism, focusing on contemporary social, political and economic issues.
Mamo covers issues related to refugee displacement and migration starting in Sicily, and then extending to countries in the Middle East.
He is also a contributing photographer with Médecins Sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
In 2018 he won the World Press Photo, 2nd Prize singles, "People" category, with the picture of Manal, a young Iraqi girl hospitalized at the MSF hospital in Jordan.
In 2020 he was again awarded the 2nd Prize singles, "General News" category, of the World Press Photo, with the picture of a Russian mother and her child in the Syrian camp of Al-Hol.