Riccardo Budini graduated and worked for 8 eight years as an architect before turning to documentary photography full time, focusing on stories, social landscape and current affairs.
His photos appeared in international newspapers and magazines and were exhibited in Tribeca (NYC) and Rome.
Books: Lives of the Bolognese Painters, Harvey Miller Publishers, London 2014 – 22 Photos on assignment for NGA-CASVA
Amongst his clients: National Gallery of Art - CASVA, Washington DC, Bulgari Image Dept., iGuzzini lighting, Hilton Garden Inn, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and others.
-2015 – 2 Honorable mentions (Editorial, lifestyle) at IPA Awards
2 Honorable mentions (Person, Place) IPA Awards
-2013 Won 5 honorable Mentions in the Professional Categories: Feature Story, Editorial, Lifestyle, Cityscape and Architecture at the International Photography Awards
-2013 Won 2 Honorable Mentions in Professional Press at PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris
-2012 Rated amongst the top ten photographers in the architecture professional category by the Honorary Judging Committee of the Sony World Photography Awards (World Photography Organisation)
In 2013 Riccardo founded UnFrame cooperative of photojournalists.