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Mattia Zoppellaro

Zoppellaro studied Photography in Milan from 1997 to 2000, and in 2003, after collaborating with the Department of Photography of Fabrica, he moved to England where he started shooting for various magazines and music labels. At the same time he carried out several personal projects, from social reportage (Irish Travellers, Kosovan Refugees, African Witch Hunters, Homeless People in Hackney, High-Security Prisons in North-Eastern Italy), to projects on local customs (Religious Ceremonies in Southern Italy, Sex Fair in Milan) and youth movements (European Rave Parties, Mexican Punk, Hip Hop Scene in Dakar). In October 2015 he inaugurated his solo exhibition Heroes? at the Outdoor Festival in Rome. In March 2016 he launched Scratches at the Traffic Gallery in Bergamo. In September 2017 he published his first book, Appleby, on Irish travellers, published by Contrasto. This project was showcased in Cortona On The Move in 2016 at Spazio Forma (2017), at the Portrait(s) Festival in Vichy (2018) and at the Traffic Gallery in Bergamo (2018). He has published his work on Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Sunday Times Magazine, Financial Times Weekend, El Pais Semanal, L’Espresso, D La Repubblica, Io Donna, GQ, Les Inrockuptibles, Mojo, NME, Sportweek, and Vanity Fair.