About - Giacomo Sini Photography

Giacomo Sini, born in Italy on 1989. He graduated in social sciences at the University of Pisa on January 2014. Giacomo, while studing, has spent some years of his life traveling between Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Near East, Balkans, North Africa and the Caucasus, touching some areas crossed today as in the past, by numerous conflicts. Countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Palestine, Georgia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Kurdistan and Syria left their mark on his personality.
Between 2011-2015, thanks to some travels around Near east,  he took the decision to going on the boundery lines bewteen Syria and neighboring countries, analyzing for his first time the conflict from fugitives and locals' point of view.
In these last travels he also shared some stories with the Kurdish community.
Particularly he followed the siege of Kobane city on 2014 with its consequences regarding the refugees situation in Kurdish territories inside Turkey.
In March 2015 he entered inside Kobane,Rojava (Northern Syria)  right one month after its complete liberation from ISIS and follow the war against on its southern front for some days. The situations observed and stories crossed by his paths, grow inspiration in Giacomo that begun to enrich his passion for photojournalism and storytelling-writing, focusing his attention on the memories of people' life met in some different social situations. 

Giacomo has been impressed by the determination of people in  Middle East to whome has developed a deep love which now lead him to go there more often for accomplish some works.  
In 2015 has taken part in  he master in "Contemporary Photojournalism at "Officine Fotografiche Roma". Here he was chosen to expose his reportage about Kobane and Kurdish refugees at the national exhibition of Fotoleggendo 2015.

With his Kobane's work, he won some international phorjournalism' prizes as the "Mifa - Moscow International Photo Awards and a gold prize at "Prix de la Photographie, Paris, PX3"           
Now Giacomo collaborates with some Italian and Internaional Newspapers and Magazine as a contributor from Italy, Balkans and Middle East.

His works have been published in L' Express, Humanité Dimanche, Neon Stern Magazine, Taz, Die Zeit, Neuen Zürcher Zeitung, Vice Magazine, The Week, El Pais, HBL, Il Manifesto, Internazionale, Repubblica, Il Corriere Del Ticino, Kansan Uutiset, News,The Progressive, The Week, The National.

Since 2012 he has also been collaborating with an independent newspaper of Livorno, the city where he lives, "Senza Soste" as a foreigner countries' correspondent.

Today is a contributor for Redux Pictures. Now Giacomo is living in Livorno, (Italy) but he sometimes moves to Middle East.

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