MARCO BOTTELLI PHOTOGRAPHER

currently based in Italy
mob: It +39 333 9594037


info@marcobottelli.com


BIO

I was born in a little city near Milano in 1978 and I fell in love with photography at age 22. I received diploma in Professional Photography at the “Istituto Italiano di Fotografia” in 2002 and I worked as assistant in a Photography advertising studio in Milan.
In 2004, pushed by a deep passion for human conditions, I started to travel to the East Europe, Africa and the South America to document the activities of some Italian NGO’s working in those regions.
In 2009 I moved to Pakistan and I lived there until 2011. I worked for some international NGO’s to cover the water flood consequences of 2010 and on a project about the social and political situation of the country.
At the end of 2012 I moved to Jerusalem until June 2015. Here I collaborated with Corbis as a freelance news pho- tographer covering daily issues in Israel and Palestinian Territories.
I currently based in Italy working on personal projects.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

The documentary investigation is the area of ​​interest in my work. My first experience with documentary photography has been connected with the “humanitarian world”, focusing on the daily life of people who, through their activity, found a way to face their difficulties.
Later, I’ve been more concerned with conflicts, documenting, through long term projects and news, the political and social conditions of the countries I visited and, for some period, I lived. My photography has been concentrated on the roles of the victims in conflicts, on the weak part of populations that was more vulnerable.
Now my research is focused on finding a balance between personal aesthetic research and contents. Starting from a documentary background, I left traditional view to focus more on a conceptual vision, apparently less emotional, but with more symbolic value.