Carolina Rapezzi is an Italian freelance photographer based in London who works on social, humanitarian and environmental issues. She is part of the National Union of Journalists Uk and member of Women Photograph.
She starts working on migration issues in 2015, documenting the welcoming systems for minors arriving from Libya on the Sicilian coasts ("Minors on the Move" September 2015) and the last eight months of the eviction of the refugee camp of Calais, France (“The Eviction” March-October 2016).
In 2017 she begins a long-term project on identity and gender ("It was meant to be" April 2017 - Ongoing).
In 2018 and 2019 she works on environmental issues with a focus on electronic waste and disposal systems ("Burning Dreams" October 2018 - November 2019).
In May 2020 she covers the Covid19 pandemic from a homeless hostel in East London.
Since 2019 she has been working on poverty, knife crime and social issues in the UK.
She covered the Ukrainian displacement between Western Ukraine and Romania between March and April 2022.
Her works have been featured on The Guardian, DeStandaard, abcNEWS, The Post Internazionale, Equal Times, Altraeconomia, Water Science Policy and others.
Grants, Awards and Exhibitions
Journalismfund Europe grantee 2022 | Local cross-border investigative journalism
Siena International Photo Award 2020 | Winner 3rd place Storyboard
Sony World Photography Award 2020 | Shortlisted Environment
World Water Day Photo Contest 2020 | Winner 2nd Place Storytelling and 4th Place Climate Change
LensCulture Art Photography Award 2019 | Winner 1st place Single Image
Flash Forward Award 2019 | Winner
Portrait of Humanity 2019 | Shortlisted
Atlas of Humanity - Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milano 2022
Pangea Photo Festival 2022, Italy
Exhibition “Nothing is Real” at Bellezze Interiori Festival 2020, Como Italy
Exhibition at Hotel Burgas Studio, Vienna Austria, 2019
Exhibition at Galerie Joseph, Paris (Paris Photo), 2019
Exhibition at UAL Showroom, London 2016
Exhibition at Central Saint Martins for Part of Us Campaign London 2016
Exhibition at Croydon College in collaboration with Counterpoints Art, Refugee Week London 2016
Education and Development
HEFAT certificate 2022
Trauma informed reporting workshop 2022
WPPh 6x6 Global Talent Program Europe 2019
NikonNOOR masterclass participant Vienna 2019
Magnum Photos & BJP workshop Professional Practice and Editorial Assignments (London February 2018)