Matteo’s photographer’s career starts with architecture pictures, reportages and editorial pictures in 1991. Born in a family of photographers whose roots date back to the beginning of XX century, Matteo is able to match in his work both structural strictness and his personal instinct in capturing humanity and beauty. Very open minded towards new technologies, he’s able to use new digital shooting and post production techniques, in order to satisfy creativity needs.
Matteo is now working for some of the most important advertising agencies and Italian Companies, shooting their corporate identity pictures. He collaborates with the University of Padua, Turismo Terme Euganee Association and several publishing houses (Electa, Panini, Biblos, Marsilio, etc.) for the realization of many artistic and cultural publications.
In 2004, Matteo is awarded with the mention of honor “Talento Fotografico FNAC” and in 2005 with the “Special Award Epson Human Life Photo Category”.
On the work “Portraits in Black” (2007): this exhibition makes a steps towards the challenge of the integration of different cultures and ethnic groups nowadays. A challenge that is both cultural and political, based on a reciprocal knowledge that definitely surpasses stereotypes and prejudices. The subjects of the pictures were Verona’s African Pentecostal Community. In his work, Matteo chose the way of nearness and participation, in which the author isn’t hidden behind his lens, but rather emotionally enters the situations participating with both his body and his camera.
Tenerife (Spain) – photograph award in “Foto Novembre, VIII International Festival of Photography” with “Portraits in Black”
Verona (Italy) – International Center for Photography Scavi Scaligeri with “Portraits in Black”
Padua (Italy) - Centro Nazionale di Fotografia Museo Civico del Santo with “Portraits in Black”
Milan (Italy) – Galleria/Fondazione San Fedele Seste Opera San Fedele “Muri Contro” with the reportage on the wall of Via Anelli in Padua
Padua (Italy) – “Aprile fotografia paesaggi/paesaggi 2 CNF” at Godenda Lounge Bar Padua with “Tra storia e vita”
University of New York, Kimmel Center, Washington Square, Harlem and Broooklyn at MoCADA Museum: "Portraits in Black”
Florence (Italia) – Galleria Biagiotti contemporary art, with “Portraits in Black”
Lisbon (Portugal) – Museu da Cidade “Africa: see you, see me!” with “Portraits in black”
Vigonza (Italy) – “Architect Quirino da Giorgio” with pictures of the Teatro Rurale
Florence (Italy) – FSM gallery “Africa: see you, see me!” with “Portraits in black”
Retratos en negro – editorial by Pablo Lopez Mendel (Spain)
“Se l’immigrato ha anche volti felici” article by Giuliana Scimè in Corriere della Sera.
Portraits in Black “Foto Cult” November
Portraits in Black “Zoom” November and December
Portraits in Black, Jesuit international monthly magazine “Popoli”, March issue
Portraits in black, religious news monthly magazine“Jesus”, December issue