Alfonso De Gregorio is an Italian photographer based in the United Arab Emirates and two-times winner of the Allard Prize Photography Competition. At the intersection of fine arts and documentary, his idea of photography is to raise powerful and political questions about the world we live in. He believes that photography succeeds in doing so when it spotlights social, cultural, and environmental realities, and provides us with new perspectives and lenses for interpreting where we stand.
In his latest personal projects, he has repurposed imaging technology for doing video surveillance to the photographic space that lays at the intersection of fine-arts and documentary. His intention is to turn surveillance technology towards himself, to record in his images the resulting introspective investigations. In so doing, Alfonso wants to address wider realities that also the viewers may have experienced personally.