Carolina Rapezzi is an Italian freelance photographer based in London who works on social, humanitarian and environmental issues.

She started 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, after a few months, began a project that lasted eight months covering the eviction of the refugee camp of Calais, France (“The Eviction” March-October 2016).

Moved to London in 2013, she photographs various protest movements, including those on the Brexit Referendum and the more recent Black Lives Matter. In 2017 she begins a long-term project on identity and gender ("It was meant to be" April 2017 - 2020).

In since 2018 and 2019 she started working on environmental issues with a focus on electronic waste and disposal systems ("Burning Dreams" October 2018 - November 2019). 


In May 2020 she covered the Covid19 pandemic in London, documenting from a homeless hostel and since 2019 she has been working on a project on knife crime and its social roots in London. 

Awards and Exhibitions

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

Exhibition “Nothing is Real” at  Bellezze Interiori Festival 2020, Como Italy

Exhibition at Hotel Burgas Studio, Vienna Austria

Exhibition at Galerie Joseph, Paris (Paris Photo)

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

WPPh 6x6 Global Talent Program Europe 2019

NikonNOOR masterclass participant Vienna 2019

Magnum Photos & BJP workshop Professional Practice and Editorial Assignments (London February 2018)