Alessandro Penso studied clinical psychology at Rome's La Sapienza University. In 2007, he received a scholarship to study photojournalism at the "Scuola Romana di Fotografia". Since completing his studies, his work has won several awards, including the PDN Photo Student Award, the PDN Photo Annual Award, Px3 and the Project Launch Award in Santa Fe. He is currently working on issues such as immigration, and sexuality in modern society.
Name : Alessandro Penso
Languages: Italian\ English\Spanish
Home Address: Via G.Albimonte 15, Rome 00176, Italy
Telephone: 0039 3291556835
High school Degree University La Sapienza Scuola Romana di Fotografia, scholarship Workshop: Francesco Zizola "Photojournalism",10b Rome, Tiziana Faraoni "Editing", 10b ROme,scholarship Claudine Doury "Creative Documentary: Using reality to create personale Fiction" at ISSP(LT) Christian Caujolle at FNAC, Milan, Italy.
GRANTS & AWARDS:
2008 Festival Fotoleggendo, honour mention. Italy.
2009 Pdn Photostudent, New York, U.S.A.
2009 Prix de la Photographie, 2th price, Reportage. France.
2009 Prix de la Photographie, honour mention. France.
2009 Lucca digital Festival, honour mention. Italy.
2009 International Photographer of the Year, honour mention. U.S.A.
2009 Photoespana, Finalist Descubrimientos. Madrid, Spain.
2010 International Photographer of the Year, honour mention. U.S.A.
2010 Photo District News Annual, editorial, N.Y. U.S.A.
2011 International Photographer of the Year, honuor mention. U.S.A.
2011 Accademia Apulia, shortlisted , Migrant Workers. U.K.
2011 Center Santa Fè, 1t price project Launch, N.M. U.S.A.
2012 Fotovisura student Grant 2011, Top Finalist. U.S.A.
2012 Terry O'Neill Award, 1st place. U.K.
EXHIBITION & PROJECTIONS:
2012 University of Campobasso, Group show Hearth, Intimity Bondage , It.
2012 Visa pour l'image, Evening Screenings, Migrant Workers Journey. Fr.
2012 Officine Fotografiche. Collective "Time of Rebels" Rome, Italy.
2012 Accademia Apulia, Royal Horseguards, Collective Prize Apulia London, Uk.
2012 Migrant Workers Journey exhibition at Galleria San Fedele, Milan (IT)
2011 Migrant Workers Journey exhibition at “A nord di Tangeri” festival (Rosarno, Calabria, IT)
2011 Migrant Workers Journey exhibition at Fotoleggendo Festival 2011 (Rome, IT)
2011 Migrant Workers Journey exhibition at New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, USA)
2011 Migrant Workers Journey video projection at HOST gallery (London, UK)
2011 Festival Internazionale di Roma, "The motherland of memories" .Galleria Gallerati. Rome, Italy.
2011 Migrant Workers Journey video projection at Bellaria Film Festival, Italy.
2011 Gothe Istitute at ISSP. Riga, Latvia. 2011 Festival Internazionale di Roma, 12x10.Rome 2010 In Between at Fnac, Rome Italy 2010 In Between at Fnac, Milan, Italy