Andrea Frazzetta

Andrea Frazzetta is a documentary photographer, contributor to The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. He was born in Lecce, in Southern Italy. He grew up in Milan, where he studied art and architecture. One week after his graduation, he took a flight for the Amazon Forest, following a small NGO, where he realized his first photo story. Since then, he decided to devote himself entirely to photography using it as a mean for discovery and story-telling. He started traveling and worked on several photo reportages, mainly in Africa, South America and in the Mediterranean area. He has worked on personal projects and assignments in more than 70 countries around the world.

His work has been published in magazines such as The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, GEO, El Pais Semanal, Newsweek China, Internazionale, D of Repubblica, Vanity Fair.

He has exhibited and screened his photographs in a large number of personal and collective exhibitions, among which: The International Photographic Festival of Arles, the Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Visa Pour l’Image – the International Festival of Photojournalism of Perpignan, Cortona On The Move and the Festival Internazionale della Fotografia of Rome.

Andrea’s work has been recognized through several photography awards: the Canon Prize Italian Young Photographer, the Luchetta International Press Award for photography, the Yann Geffroy Award for his story “Obama Village”, the PDN photo annual for his work on the African Cinema commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, the American Photography for his work from Tokyo published by Newsweek, and the PX3 – Prix De La Photographie Paris.
He was nominated for the World Press Photo Masterclass, the Foam Award, the Prix Pictet, and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

In 2017 his work from Danakil was among the winners of the PND Photo Annual, The American Photography, The Fence, and is the recipient of a GOLD MEDAL – Feature Story Category – from the Society of Publication Designers.
“Danakil: Land of Salt and Fire” has also become a Virtual Reality documentary, filmed and produced for the New York Times.
Andrea’s series “The Life and Death Shift”, realized during the first phase of the pandemic in Italy, as a cover story for the New York Times Magazine, has been awarded the Ischia International Journalism Prize 2020, conferred by the Order of Italian Journalists under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic. First time for a photographic work.

Andrea is a recipient of the National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists and a Sony Global Imaging Ambassador.