About

Stefano Morelli (b.1979) is photographer and visual anthropologist.
He mainly works on long term projects using images, videos and words, focusing on the dynamic
balance between human being and the environment.
After graduating in Psychology he specialized in Visual Anthropology. From 2007 till 2019 he
collaborated with the Chair of Cultural Anthropology, University of Florence (Italy), with whom
he regularly published academic essays.
His work as been published on international media such as National Geographic (ITA), Geo (ESP), Washington Post (USA), Datum (AUT), View –Stern (DEU).

Selected Awards

  • GOMMA Photography Grant, Shortlist, 2019.
  • ROMANO CAGNONI Photolux Award, Finalist, 2019.
  • SONY World Photography Awards, Shortlist, Contemporary Issues, 2018.
  • MARCO PESARESI Award, Finalist, 2018.
  • WORLD REPORT AWARD| Documenting Humanity, Finalist, Short Story Award, 2018.
  • ZEISS Photography Award, Shortlist, 2018.
  • REPORTAGE Photojournalism Award, Honorable Mention, 2018.
  • PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bronze Medal, Feature Story, 2014.
  • IPA, International Photography Awards, First Prize, People – Lifestyle, 2014.

Selected Publications in Visual Anthropology

  • In Sospensione…, in Archivio per l’Antropologia e la Etnologia, (Pag. 213- 222), Vol. CXLVIII, Società Italiana di Antropologia e Etnologia, University of Florence, 2018.
  • http://www.rivistadiscienzesociali.it/immagini-e-parole-dialogo-su-etica-e-metodo-della-ricerca-fotografica/ Per un atlante delle scienze umane, n. 16, Agosto 2016 – edited by Paolo Chiozzi, University of Florence.
  • Né autoritratto né selfie, in P. Chiozzi (edited by), Con gli occhi di Giano. Narrazioni e unità delle scienze umane, (Pag. 181- 196), Bonanno Editore, Acireale – Rome, 2014.
  • Quante strade deve percorrere un uomo prima di poter essere chiamato uomo, (Pag. 131- 140), in C. Pace, F. Caroti (edited by), Io e l’antropologo, Bonanno Editore, Acireale – Rome, 2013.
  • Spaghetto ai Coltellacci, in F. Caroti (edited by), Le Ricette della Memoria, (Pag. 155- 165), Bonanno Editore, Acireale – Rome, 2012
  • La struttura strappata. Ragazzi albanesi fra emigrazione e ritorno, Bonanno Editore, Acireale – Roma, 2011.
  • Segni nonostante tutto. Fotografando una scrittura in P. Chiozzi (edited by), Didattica della Visualità, (Pag. 195- 232), Bonanno Editore, Acireale – Rome, 2008.

Conferences/Talk/Selected Exhibitions

  • Interview with TV presenter Maria Cuffaro, TG3 Mondo, RaiTre – Florence (IT) – 2019
  • Exhibition Photolux Festival and Caritas Lucca – Lucca/Viareggio (IT) – 2019
  • Projection Les Rencontres De La Photographie – Arles (FR) – 2018
  • Contributor from 2007 till 2018 at the annual conference of Gruppo di Ricerca Interdisciplinare “Il Pallaio”, coordinated by Prof. Paolo Chiozzi (University of Florence).
  • Exhibition Somerset House– London (UK) – 2018
  • Exhibition London College of Communication – London (UK) – 2015
  • Exhibition Wandsworth Museum – London (UK) – 2013
  • Exhibition Perugia Social Photo Fest – Perugia (IT) – 2013
  • Exhibition Seravezza Fotografia – Seravezza (IT) – 2012
  • Exhibition The Royal Horseguards, Whitehall – London (UK) – 2011
  • Presentation La struttura strappata. Ragazzi albanesi fra emigrazione e ritorno in various cultural events along Italy as Salone del Libro of Torino – 2011
  • Exhibition Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage – Mosca (RU) – 2010
  • Contributor at Perceiving Children, conference of Visual Anthropology of Childhood, Moesgård Museum, Århus (DK) – 2010