Italo Rondinella (Italy, 1974) is a documentary photographer and filmmaker currently based in Istanbul.
His interest focuses especially on social themes related to the conflicts of the contemporary global society, the challenges and consequent political changes.
He graduated in law from Bologna University.
After spending almost a decade working as a lawyer he decided to focus entirely on his passion: documentary photography.
He started as a daily news photographer for Corriere della Sera. In 2009 he travelled to Barcelona to specialize in photojournalism at the UAB. He worked for el Periódico de Catalunya and the photo reports department of Cordon Press/Corbis agency. In January 2014 he joined the american photo agency Polaris IMAGES.
Since 2011 he is staff photographer of the Venice Biennale Foundation, for the International Art and Architecture Exhibitions.
In 2015 he started to collaborate, as a video producer and video editor, with RAI ISTANBUL, the office of Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A.) in Turkey and South Eastern Europe.
Since 2016 he is a contributor photographer, video producer and video editor, of RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera).
Since 2017 he is a contributor photographer of UNHCR in Turkey.