Giorgio Bianchi was born in Rome in 1973.
In his photography Giorgio has always paid particular attention to political and anthropological issues, and has undertaken a freelance career to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects and client assignments. He has covered stories in Syria, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, India, and throughout all of Europe. Since 2013 he has made several trips to Ukraine, where he followed closely the Ukrainian crisis from the Euromaidan protests until the outbreak of war between the government army and the pro-Russian separatists. Thanks to his robust archive of footage and pictures about the Donbass conflict he is making a docufilm entitled “Apocalypse Donbass” in collaboration with the award winning director Matteo Gagliardi. In 2016 he started covering the Syrian conflict.
Giorgio has won several international prizes and has received many public recognitions, and his pictures are regularly published in newspapers and magazines, both paper and online. His work has been exhibited in many international and national festivals. Giorgio Bianchi is currently represented by Witness Image.
Main exhibitions: Strand Gallery (London), Royal Geographical Society (London), MIBAC (Rome), A.F.I. Archivio Fotografico Italiano Palazzo Cicogna (Varese), La Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan), C40 Mayors Summit (Mexico City).
Main publications: Guardian Magazine, Internazionale Magazine, Il Venerdì, La Repubblica, Il Manifesto, Gente di Fotografia Magazine, Fotografia Reflex Magazine and in many online galleries.
Awards include: Best New Talent at the 2014 PX3 competition, overall winner at the 2014 Terry O’ Neill Award, Discovery of the year at the 2014 Monochrome Award, winner at the 2015 Lugano Photo Days, finalist at the 2014, 2015, 2016 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film Grant, winner at the Umbria World Fest 016, selected for the 2015 Prix Pictet, Top Finalist at the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant, finalist at the LensCulture Exposure awards/17, finalist at the 2017 DIG Awards (pitch session) with the docufilm Apocalypse Donbass.