I was born in Rome, Italy, in 1961. I worked in Radio, Theatre and Television in Italy and in New York. In 2002 I began working on documentaries on poverty, development and the raising clash between societies, cultures and religions. In 2003 I moved to Nairobi, where I founded Canvas Africa Productions, a company focusing on social issues through documentaries and photography projects for UN Agencies and NGOs. Through photography I learned to look more deeply into human experiences, lives and feelings. My work was exhibited in Kenya, in Nigeria, at the Lagos Photo Festival, and in Italy at the Biennale di Venezia. I have been published by the New York Times Lens and some of my work has been bought by Alidem, a photography gallery in Milan (www.alidem.com).
In 2014 I went back to live in Rome. Here, I run photography workshops, but I am still involved with humanitarian projects. A great deal of my photography work and some of my videos are visible on my www.giuliodercolecap.com .