Lorenzo Maccotta


Lorenzo Maccotta is a photographer, author of personal, corporate, institutional and editorial projects.
After graduating in Aesthetic philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2005, he studied at Roman School of Photography and began his activity in documentary photography collaborating with Doctors without Borders.
Represented by Contrasto Agency since 2013, his work is focused on transformations of contemporary global society. It has been published by the most relevant international medias and exhibited in museums as well as in public spaces and galleries worldwide.


CNN Photos, BBC, Time Lightbox, Financial Times, People, GEO, GEO Kompakt, Stern, NEON, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, TAZ, ADAC Reisemagazin, DB Mobil, Internazionale, L’Espresso, The Official Ferrari Magazine, VICE, IL – Il Maschile de Il Sole 24 ORE, Panorama, Sette, Sportweek, GQ, Vanity Fair, Marie Clair, VO+, Io Donna, D la Repubblica delle donne, Monthly Photography, L’Hebdo, Migros Magazine, Le Point, Les Echos Week end, Courrier International, Télérama, Delayed Gratification, CAMERA – Italian Center for Photography.


Apple, Everlane, Turin Industrial Union, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Assicurazioni Generali, CAP Holding, Angelini Holding, The Official Ferrari Magazine.


2020: Alma Mater. Future history (Contrasto). 2018: La linea dell’acqua (Contrasto). 2008 Pastori – un indagine sul territorio laziale (Punctum press).


2022: Green and blue, Milano. 2018: “The line of the water”, Museo della Permanente, Milan.
2018: “The Gallery Generali”, Subway station Tre Torri, Milan.
2018: “Milan Digital Week – Futuro Presente”, BASE, Milan.
2017: “Sony World Photography Awards”, Villa Reale, Monza.
2017: “Sony World Photography Awards”, Somerset House, London.
2015: “Beating Sunday: frontières”, URCA Asbl, Bruxelles.
2014: “Open Museum/Open City” MAXXI, Rome.
2014: ”Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma”, MACRO Rome.
2013: ”Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma”, MACRO Rome.
2012: “Phc Capalbio fotografia”, Capalbio.
2011: ”Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma”, MACRO Testaccio, Rome.
2011: “Fotodocks Festival” Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich.
2011: “Menotrentuno Festival”, Spazio Tiscali, Cagliari.
2010: “Fotoleggendo”, Mandeep Photography and beyond, Rome.
2009: “Re-imagine Europe”, De Queeste art gallery, Bruxelles


2017: Sony World Photography Award, Contemporary Issues, 3rd Prize.
2014: Moscow International Photography Awards, Honorable mention.
2011: Premio Ponchielli – GRIN Photoeditors, 3rd prize.


Contrasto Photo Agency – www.contrasto.it

Technical specifications:

The photographs shown in this website have been taken with both analog and digital cameras:  Mamiya 7 II + 80mm (Kodak Portra 400), Nikon D3, Nikon D800 and Nikon D850 + 35mm, 45mm PCE, 24mm PCE and 85mm PCE. Some of the photographs taken with digital cameras have been realized with stitching technique consisting in merging multiple shots from the same scene. The  technique allows a significant increase in the quality and resolution of the file which is especially noticeable in large format prints (please download JPEGS and find specifications in metadatas).


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