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 and his interest in photography began 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 Worldwide(in group exhibition).
He has won several international awards, such as the World Press Photo, the Sony World Photography Award, the Center Choice Award, etc.


Selected Awards

Premio Marco Pesaresi, Finalist(2019)
Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Finalist(2018)
Head on Mobile prize, Finalist(2018)
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Shortlist Mobile category(2017)
Head on Mobile prize, Finalist(2017)
Street Photography Awards(Lens Culture), Top 100(2016)
Premio Marco Pesaresi, Finalist(2016)
Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship, Nomination(2016)
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Shortlist Mobile category(2016)
PX3, Bronze in Fine Art/People_FA(2015)
Choice Center Awards, 3rd Director's Choice(2015)
Sony Photography Awards, 1st prize Mobile category(2015)
World Press Photo, 3rd prize Daily Life(2015)
1x Photo Awards, Mobile People's Choice(2015)
Sony Photography Awards, Conceptual shortlist(2014)

Selected Group exhibitions

Head On Mobile Prize, Festival Hub-Paddington Town Hall, Paddington(Sydney), Australia, May 2018
Critical Archives III: Identities, Museum of Modern Art of Crete in Rethymnon, Crete, December 2017-March 2018
Kaunas Photo Festival 'Beach Season', M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania, June-September 2017
Head On Mobile Prize, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, May-July 2017
Exposition Estello 2016, Estello, Parking du Centre, Rooftop space, Arles, July-August 2016
Photographers 2, Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo, Italy, May-July 2016
MOPLA(Month of Photography Los Angeles) Group Show: Diverse/City, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA, April-May 2016
The Curve 2015: A Global View of New Photography, CCA-Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, USA, July-September 2015
Px3 Exhibition, Espace Beaurepaire Gallery, Paris, July 2015
World Press Photo 2015, Worldwide, April 2015-March 2016
Sony Photography Awards 2015, Somerset House, London, UK, April 2015
The Fence, New York and Atlanta, USA, July-October 2014
Fotografia Siciliana-Nuove identità, Ex Convitto Ragusa, Noto, Italy, July 2014
Sony Photography Awards 2014, Somerset House, London, UK, April 2014
Art Factory 03, Ciminiere, Catania, Italy, May 2013
NotArte Gallery in Japan Style, Chiesa di San Michele, Noto, Italy, May 2013

Selected Solo exhibitions

#AroundJapan: Detachment, Le Murate, Firenze, Italy, June 2015
Tre di sei, Metropole Luxury Hotel, Taormina, Italy, October 2013-January 2014
Nihao, Bassi Palazzo Ducezio(Noto's Town Hall), Noto, Italy, September 2013
Nihao, MAS Mammut Art Space, Catania, Italy, March-May 2013

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