Karl Mancini is an Italian documentary photographer based out of Rome and Buenos Aires. He studied photojournalism in New York at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Since 2001 he has worked in more than 90 countries, with a particular preference for Asia and South America, as a freelance photojournalist and writer, following socio-historical and political events and focusing on issues such as gender violence (to which he is working on for 15 years) war aftermaths, minorities, human rights, migration, the tragic story of landmines (to which he has dedicated years of work) . His longterm work 'Vivir para contarlo / Live to tell' on gender violence and women’s movements fight for fundamental human rights has been awarded, among others, at the Sony World Photography Award, Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Days Japan International Photojournalism Award, Gomma Grant, Photon Award, Prix Visa del ANI, Kolga Awards and selected among the finalists of the prestigious Alexia Foundation Professional Grant and Leica Oscar Barnack Award. His works have also been exhibited in USA, England, Russia, Australia, India, Japan, Italy, Spain, Greece, Canada, Israel, Georgia, Switzerland and in many important international festivals, earning him several awards in many prestigious competitions. His stories have been featured in some of the most prominent magazines and newspapers from all over the world and he regularly collaborates with International NGOs and international magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Stern Magazin, Der Spiegel, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, CNN, GEO, Internazionale, L'Espresso, El pais, El Mundo, Die Zeit, Courrier International, 6Mois, XL Semanal, NZZ am Sonntag, Io Donna and many others. In 2014 he was selected as one of the Emerging European Talents by the online magazine LensCulture and was one of the finalists at Portfolio Italia-Fiaf. In 2015 he published a book, ITALIANSKIJ, about the Italian community in Crimea persecuted during the Stalinian Purges. From Jan,2014 to Feb,2017 he has collaborated with the Echo Photojournalism as staff photographer. He's currently freelance and he's working on gender violence extending his long term project 'Vivir para contarlo / Live to tell' to other countries where the situation is alarming. At the same time he's working on an other long term 'La Linea Invisible' about life in the suburbs of South America through the eyes of the youngsters.