Matteo Bastianelli (b. 1985) is a freelance documentary photographer, filmmaker and journalist based in Rome, Italy. Above all he works on long-term projects related to social, environmental and human rights issues, with a keen interest in consequences of wars and their effects on those who live through it, focusing on the theme of memory and identity. He was a member of Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent till 2014. His images and videos have been published by some of the major national and international magazines, such as Burn, CNN, Der Spiegel, Discovery Channel Interactive, Internazionale, International New York Times, Lens - The New York Times, L'Espresso, L'Europeo, Le journal de la photographie, MSNBC, Newsweek Japan, PDN, Rhythms of Taipei, TIME Lightbox, among others. His projects have been shown in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, The Netherlands and Usa. "The Bosnian Identity" (Postcart, 2012) is his first book and documentary film, Marco Bastianelli Prize 2013 for the Best First Book and "Vittorio de Seta" prize for the director of the best documentary film at BIF&ST- Bari International Film Festival 2013. He has received various significant awards for his work, among which PDN’s Photo Annual, AP32- American Photography Awards, Emerging Talent Award at Reportage by Getty Images, Canon Young Photographers’ Award, Italian Doc Screenings Development Award for best documentary, Honorable Mention from the NPPA- Best of photojournalism, finalist for the Emerging Photographer Fund Grant, Fotovisura Grant, PixPalace-Visas ANI and the Lumix Multimedia Award.