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LUCA SOLA was born in Collestatte Piano (Umbria, Italy) in 1977. Documentary photographer, he studied Contemporary Literature at Perugia University and took the Photojournalism Master Course at ISFCI in Rome. Professional photojournalist since 2009, his work is focused on social, humanitarian and geopolitical subjects with particular reference to Italy, Africa and Middle East. He is currently represented by Contrasto photo agency. He currently lives in Johannesburg.
His works appear in the main newspapers and magazines, both Italian and international such as Time Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Esquire Russia, SonntagsBlick, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Panorama, IL24, Sportweek, Io Donna, Cosmopolitan, The Observer, Daily Mail, The Indipendent, East. Among several national prizes won, he achieved the third prize at the Yonhap International Press Photo Awards 2011 in the category “Enhancement of International Peace” with his work about Libya revolution. His firs book, "LIBIA / Appunti di Guerra" (2012 Postcart Edizioni, ISBN 978-88-86795-96-8) is based on the same work. He is assignment photographer for several UN family agencies and international NGOs.
Solo and group exhibitions in Rome, NY, Paris, Edinburgh, San Diego, Seul, Toronto. For fine art print Luca Sola is represented by All Around Art gallery.