PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER
Giorgio Palmera was born in Rome in 1968. He’s principally a social photographer reporting from the Middle East, Africa and South America. Between 1996 and 1998 he spent a lot of time in Nicaragua, where he used to held photography workshops for street kids. After this experience he created in 2002 the group “Fotografi Senza Frontiere”, he is the president. Photography workshops followed inAlgeria, with the Saharawi population, in Palestine, in Uganda, in Argentina and Panama with the Kuna people. His photojournalism reports have been published in Al Jazeera, Courrier International, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Le Monde, Internazionale. He published a photographic book about the wall construction in Palestine “Al Jidar”, Trolley Ltd, London 2007; and a book about prostitution in Uganda “Body and Soul”, Postcart, Rome 2009. He won the Lucca Book Contest in 2011 with a book on there construction of memories in Argentina, “Memoria”, Postcart, Rome 2011. He recently shot a documentary film, “Transamazonica – The Final Frontier”, produced by RAI Cinema and RAI Com, with Meeri Koutaniemi and Gino Bianchi.
He is one of the founder photographers of the “Echo” project.