Mario Badagliacca was born in Palermo in 1980. He graduated in Politics and International Relations at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale'. During his studies in Naples he worked with several non profit organizations. He graduated in photo reportage and photojournalism in Rome, where he is based. Focused on local realities and social issues, he is currently working on long term projects on migrants and migrant communities, paying particular attention to the cultural aspects of migration. He works with several researchers and universities (such as St. Andrews University, University of Oxford, San Diego State University) and his photographs have been published in national and international magazines and newspapers.