"To me photography represents an ideal tool for exploration. A way to discover the world, others and more of myself"
Italian-born Andrea Frazzetta is a documentary photographer, contributor to The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic Travel.
He grew up in Milan, where he studied art and architecture. A week after graduation, he visited the Amazon rainforest to photograph a small NGO and from that moment, decided to devote himself entirely to photography using it as a mean for discovery and story-telling. His work has taken him all over the world and has had his photographs published in The New York Times, Newsweek, National Geographic Magazine, Geo, The Times, Bloomberg Business-Week, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, L’Espresso, and Vanity Fair. He has exhibited at The International Photographic Festival of Arles, the Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Visa Pour l’Image – the International Festival of Photojournalism of Perpignan, and Cortona On The Move International Photography Festival. Andrea’s work has also been recognised through several photography awards: the Yann Geffroy Award for his story “Obama Village”, the PDN photo annual for his work on the African Cinema commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, the American Photography for his work from Tokyo published by Newsweek, and the PX3 – Prix De La Photographie Paris. In 2017 his work from Danakil was among the winners of the PND Photo Annual, The American Photography, The Fence and is the recipient of a Gold Medal – Feature Story Category – from the Society of Publication Designers of USA. In 2020 he won the Luchetta International Journalism Award and his reportage for the New York Times "The Life and Death Shift", shot during the first phase of the pandemic in Italy, was awarded the Ischia International Journalism Award 2020, conferred by the order of Italian journalists with the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic. First time ever for a photographic work.