Studies and Work Experience:
Born in 1958 in Florence, doctor in Political Sciences, master in Diplomatic Career and in International Organizations, presently works as a trainer for one of the most important European Insurance Companies.
Ø FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Arts)
Foreign Department Director since 1998;
Founder and Director of the Nature Committee, from 1990 to 2001;
Ø FIAP (Fedération Internationale de l'Art Photographique)
General Secretary since 2002;
Member of FIAP Nature Commission, from 2000 to 2006.
Ø ISF (Image Sans Frontière European International Organization)
Founder and Vice-President from 1996 to 2002;
Director for the South Europe Area from 1996 to 2002;
Both charges were left in march 2002 when the FIAP Directory Board called him to cover the role of "FIAP General Secretary ".
He approached photography in 1974 working both in B/W and Colour.
Travel and Nature photographer, he is presently coordinator and trainer of photography courses and workshops (advanced and beginner course of nature and travel) and collaborator of "Panda Photo" Photographic Agency - Rome.
Exhibitions and Awards:
For the Italian Federation he has organized from 1994 until now, about 130 International Expositions with Foreign Federations, Clubs and authors.
He has actively participated in shows and competitions realizing from 1980 to today more than 300 personal and collective exhibitions and slide and digital projections both in Italy and abroad. He has gathered almost 1000 admissions in international competitions and over 200 awards.
Five times FIAP World Champion in Nature: Finland 1999 (CLP), South Africa 2001 (CLP), Australia 2003 (CLP), Croatia 2006 (CLP / Slides) and twice FIAP Gold Medal in Slides World Cups (Finland 1999 and Belgium 2002).
In 2007 he won the Second FIAP World Cup for Clubs, with his Club "Il Gruppo Fotografico Il Cupolone" of Florence.
Judge in national and international competitions since 1982.
He has taken part to international juries in Belgium, France, Malta, Ireland, England, Croatia, Nederland, San Marino, Hong Kong, China, Czech Republic, Portugal, Serbia, Greece, Austria and Romania.
Thanks to the results obtained he received:
Ø from the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP)
the title of MFIAP, EFIAP/g and Hon.EFIAP;
Ø from Image Sans Frontière (ISF)
the titles of "Constellation Dauphin ISF" (D.ISF), Actif ISF (AISF) and Fondateur ISF (FISF);
Ø from the Photographic Society of America (PSA)
3 stars in Nature, 3 stars in Slides and 1 star in Color Print;
Ø from the Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche (FIAF)
2 stars in Slides and the title of Benemerito della Fotografia Italiana (Outstanding photographer of the Italian Federation) - (BFI) ;
Ø from some clubs and Federations the titles:
“Senior adviser of Art of Lishui Photographers Association" -- China;
“Membro de Honor de la Peña Fotografica Rosarina" (MHPFR) -- Argentina;
“Honorary Fellowship of Saudi Photographers' House" (Hon.FSPH) -- Arabia Saudita;
“Membro de Honor de Foto Club Buenos Aires" (MHFCBA) -- Argentina;
“Membro de Honor de Foto Club Argentino" (MHFCA) -- Argentina;
“Socio Onorario" of the "Associazione Cinefotografica Civitavecchia" -- Italy;
“Socio Onorario" of the "Gruppo Fotografico Chiavari" -- Italy;
"Socio Onorario" of the "Associazione Sammarinese Fotoamatori" -- San Marino.