Charley Fazio was born in Palermo but he lived his childhood in Galati Mamertino, in the province of Messina. In Palermo he graduated and he is enabled to the profession of geologist. The love for his own homeland and for the art accompany him since adolescence: painting, graphics and photography are art forms that he feels more familiar.
So, even if belatedly, he begins a journey that brings him gradually to study and know more about photography, not without awards and appreciations, in really close contact with his own soul and therefore never sterile. Photography means to him pure passion and feeling. His works in some way try to express not only a moment in time, but a feeling " the essence" in the places, in people and in things that not all sometimes fail to understand.
In 2008 the photo titled "Life is beautiful - Life is Beautiful", was selected to the prestigious world competition Sony World Photography Awards, among more than 25,000 worldwide reaching the semi-finals along with nine other for the same category. For two years in a row he was in the shortlists to the National Geographic photo contest banished from Italy, the two photos are posted on the site www.nationalgeographic.it; In 2013 he was chosen by the Consorzio Tutela dei vini Soave DOC (wines from Soave, Veneto, Italy) for its advertising campaign in 2014 that sees the culmination in the exhibition of the large format prints outside the arrivals of the V. Catullo International Verona Airport and in calendar 2014.
In April of 2016 he will exhibit some of his work at the AGORA gallery Chelsea in New York (the link to the artist's works on sale on the page of the magazine Agora Gallery).
He currently works as a freelancer in any field of photography that he feels he can embrace with his soul as well as nature and landscape, theater, weddings, conceptual art, reportage, still life, glamour photography etc. He is involved too in educational activities (photography courses, photographic excursions and workshops) and exhibitions throughout Italy and and all over the world, also works with non-profit organizations that are primarily of aid to disadvantaged children all over the world.