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Carolina Rapezzi is an italian freelance photographer and journalist 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 in 2015, documenting the welcoming system for unaccompanied minors arriving from Libya on the Sicilian coasts and, in 2016, she covered the last eight months before the final eviction of the refugee camp of Calais, France.


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. 

Between 2022 and 2023 she is a Journalismfund Europe grantee and works on a cross-border investigation on the right to education for teenage asylum seekers and refugees in secondary schools, in Italy and the UK. 

Her works have been featured on The Guardian, Internazionale, openDemocracy, DeStandaard, abcNEWS, The Post Internazionale, Equal Times, VoxEurop, 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

Lexi Cinema - London, UK 2023


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)



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