Mauro Bedoni was born in Italy in 1979 and graduated from the University of Padua with a degree thesis on Photojournalism. After working as a freelance photographer for some Italian news photo agencies he also shot for, and edited, a series of monographic photo guides to the Veneto region of Italy for Fabrica.
In 2007 he started working as the photo editor of COLORS, the internationally distributed bilingual magazine published by Fabrica, the Benetton’s communication research center, assigning more than 150 photographers in almost 60 countries. After leaving COLORS in 2015, he has worked as a freelance photo editor on the 2016 TIME 100 Most Influential People issue.
He has served as a portfolio reviewer at Les Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles, France), Łódź Fotofestiwal (Lodz, Poland), Ojo de Pez IV Photo Meeting (Barcelone, Spain), Scotiabank Contact (Toronto, Canada), Angkor Photo Festival (Siem Reap, Cambodia) and Palm Springs Photo Festival (New York, USA) and as a juror in the PDN Photo Annual 2010, the 2012 Angkor photo workshop, the 2013 CENTER Project Launch Grant, the 2014 Burn Magazine Emergent Photographer Fund and the 2015 Magenta Flash Forward competition. He's been nominated for picture editor of the year at the Lucie Awards 2011.
As a curator, in 2015 he pulled together two group shows: the Fabrica exhibition at the Łódź Fotofestiwal and the Afterlife exhibition at the Athens Photo Festival.