photo by Silvia Amodio

Turi Calafato was born in Italy in March 1979.

He completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours in 2002 and worked as pharmacist

for several years before working as a freelance photographer.

He has always been very fond of visual arts but his interest in photography began only few

years ago, in 2011. He is a self taught photographer and at the end of 2012 he began to

work professionally in this field.

His main interest is documentary photography.

He has exhibited several times in Italy(in either solo or group exhibition) and internationally(in group exhibitions) in different cities including London, Paris, New York, Atlanta and Santa Fe.

He has won several international awards, such as the World Press Photo, 1x Photo

Awards, shortlisted at the Sony World Photography Awards, Life Framer and Photolux

Leica Awards, Honorable mentions at the MIFA and IPA.



Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 - Fine Art, People, Bronze and Curator selection

Choice Award 2015 - Director's Choice, 3rd place

Sony World Photography 2015 - Mobile Phone Award, 1st place

World Press Photo - Daily Life, 3rd prize stories

Oneeyeland Award 2014 - 3 bronze(Professional category: People Culture, People Lifestyle, People Other)

and 3 photos finalist(Professional category: Speciality Cameras-Mobile Phone, 2 People Lifestyle)

1x Photo Awards - Mobile People's Choice


Life Framer - Shortlisted contest december 2014

Photolux Leica Award 2014 - Among the 100 photographers selected

MIFA(Moscow International Foto Awards) 2014 - Honorable mention in the Professional category

IPA 2014(Int'l Photography Awards) - 5 Honorable mentions(in the following Professional categories: 3 in

Lifestyle, 1 in Traditions and Cultures, and 1 in Other_P)

The Fence 2014 - selected to exhibit in Brooklyn(New York, USA) and Atlanta(USA)

Sony World Photography Awards 2014 - Shortlisted in the Professional Conceptual category


Leica Photographers Awards - Among the 100 photographers selected