My Raffles

Lorenzo Meloni

Professional full-time photographer since 2010, he focuses his work on the balances of power in the Middle East in the wake of western intervention, as well as its consequences on the civilian population. He has followed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Yemen’s rapid decline in 2010 and the Arab Spring. His first works were published by Time, L’Espresso, and Internazionale. 
In 2011, he joined Contrasto, a major Italian photographic agency. In 2015, he became a nominee member of Magnum Photos. He lived in the Middle East from 2012 to 2014, dedicating himself to long-term projects regarding the aftermath of the fall of Gaddafi in Libya, the conflict in Syria, and its spillover into Lebanon. Since 2014 he has covered the war against the Islamic State in Libya, Syria, and Iraq. His work has been exhibited in Italian and international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Visa pour L’Image, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Boutographies and Fotoleggendo; and it has been featured in prominent international publications such as The Telegraph, Time, Le Figaro, Vanity Fair, Internazionale, L’Espresso, la Repubblica.