Peppe Iovino is a freelance Photojournalist currently based in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
He has been graduating reading a Ba in Photojournalism at the University of South Wales in Cardiff.
Strongly interested in humanitarian, social and political issues since the early high school, years that brought him to study this field and develop a strong passion towards photojournalism.
Born and raised in Naples, southern Italian city, in one of its most deprived district. The difficult social conditions of his homeland triggered in him a strong passion towards journalism, as a way to investigate the stories of the forgotten.
He has been already since the university year developing several documentary photo essays in the UK and several European countries and overseas.
After his first university year he worked on his first long term documentary project, called ‘Resilient Gazes’, that is a portrait of the life in Gaza an year after the protection edge war.
He has been working in Gaza and the West Bank with the Italian NGO, Psychologists for human rights, in collaboration with the local Gaza NGO Remedial Education centres, which went into a photo documentary portraying the lives of the Palestinian youth living in Gaza. This an year after has also been selected for an exhibition at the Centre Civic ‘Drassanes’ in Barcelona. Also some photographs from this project went into the book 'The war through a smile', 'La Guerra in un sorriso' published by Marco Rodari.
The year after, moreover than worked developing several photo features on Spanish Political scenes, and traditional and cultural heritage, he also has developed a documentary project with the young refugees in Melilla, the Spanish enclave, Europe south door.
In the last year he got back to Naples, his hometown to work on 'Flower trough the desert', a book portraying the current young generation that in Scampia, Naples northern suburb, is working towards to relive it trough arts and sports. This has been for decades one of the most deprived district of Europe.
He uses the camera as a tool through which to investigate and tell the human shades of our society.