About Matilde Gattoni Photography



Matilde Gattoni (b. 1974) is an award-winning French-Italian photographer based in Barcelona and covering social, environmental and human rights issues around the world.

Since the start of her career in 2000, she has worked extensively in the Middle East, South and Central Asia and Africa, covering topics such as droughts, refugees emergencies, illegal mining, mass migrations, large scale land grabbing and climate change for more than one hundred newspapers and magazines worldwide.

In 2014, Matilde founded the agency Tandem Reportages along with journalist Matteo Fagotto, with the aim to produce independent, in-depth stories on relevant contemporary issues such as the mass exploitation of natural resources and the relationship between mankind and the environment.

Matilde's stories are published regularly on Time, Time Lightbox, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, The Observer, Die Zeit, NEON, Geo, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, ELLE, Wired and GQ, among others.

She has received numerous awards, including the IPA, Px3, Lens Culture Award, the Invisible Photographer of Asia, the International Color Award and the San Francisco International Award.

Matilde’s work has been exhibited at The European Parliament in Brussels, The Backlight Festival in Tampere, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, La Feltrinelli in Milan and Rome, Gallery Photographica in San Francisco, Fondazione Pirelli in Milan, 305 Sauraran in Toronto, Al Serkal in Dubai, Berlin Biennal of Fine Art Photography 2016, Palazzo Madama in Turin, Noorderlicht Gallery in The Netherlands, Photoville 2015 in New York, LOOK3 Festival 2016, Centre Culturel Français in Milan.

Matilde has a M. A. in History and History of the Art at the University of Strasbourg, France. She speaks English, Italian and French.

Matilde is currently based in Barcelona, Spain and is available for assignments worldwide.
"Uzbekistan, 10 years after independence", Tranchida Editore, Milan, 2002
"A better time", Cartiere del Garda, 2008
2005: Black and White Spider Awards - Fine Art - Honorable Mention
2006: International Color Awards - Photojournalism
2007: Pilsner Urquell International Awards IPA
2008: Pilsner Urquell International Awards IPA
2009: PX3 Prix de la Photographie; Water Competition - Honorable Mention 
2009: International Color Awards, Nominee in Photojournalism
2010: IPA International Photography Awards. 3rd Place Editorial/Feature Story
2012: Px3 Prix de la Photographie, Bronze Medal, Feature Story, Drought and Fear in the Horn of Africa.
2012: 3rd Prize Portfolio Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, The Swallows of Syria
2013: San Francisco International Photography Exhibition
2017: Premio Candiani for "Sand Dreams"