Mattia Vacca is a freelance photojournalist and a documentary photographer. For ten years, he was a daily contributor for Corriere della Sera covering breaking news stories in Northern Italy. He is currently working on various personal projects focused on social issues and the consequences of armed conflicts around the world. His first selfpublished photobook, A Winter’s Tale, came out in 2014. His work has been featured on New Republic, The Guardian, The Independent, Die Zeit, France Soir, BBC, vice, Vanity Fair, Elle Decor, Private Photoreview, L’oeil de la Photographie, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica and La Stampa among the others. He received numerous awards, including Sony World Photography Awards, Royal Photographic Society Awards, Unesco Humanity Photo Awards, Renaissance Prize, New York Photo Awards, International Photography Awards and Phodar Biennial. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and festivals worldwide. He was also a TEDx speaker.