I have been a photographer since 1994: I started my career in Brenzoni’s studio in Verona. There I was in charge of the pictures for the “Culture and Shows” section in the local newspaper, as well as tight interactions with the press office of the Fondazione Arena di Verona. I also took care of developing and printing all of the studio’s black and white pictures in the dark room. After 16 years of continuous collaboration with the L’Arena newspaper as well as other national media allowed me to join the Italian Order of Journalists. I love my job, because it lets me meet realities I’d probably never have the chance to see. In particular I really love making reportages, as it lets me tell stories that many will learn only thanks to my work, rather than through the usual mass media. Right after the attacks of September 11, 2001 I went to Afghanistan by myself; this gave me a great deal of experience on reporting on world events on the spot; you can see that and other reportages on my personal website www.lucianoperbellini.com. A project I am particularly proud of is “13 Coins”: for six years I travelled across thirteen beautiful countries to tell thirteen unique stories. The project was awarded with the “Book Awards” prize as best reportage book in Europe for 2011 by the Federation of European Photographers.
In The 2015 I was the official photographer for the extensive photographic project "7 Mila Miglia Lontano around the world"(7 thousand miles around the world) covering the route between South Africa and Italy. All my work was pubblished as a book Named 7MML Around the world presented at Expo 2015 in Milan.