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Marco Longari

Marco Longari

Rome, 1965. Graduated “cum laude” from the ISFCI in Rome and began his photojournalist career in 1998 covering the conflict in Kosovo before joining Agence France Presse in Rwanda in April 2000. As Chief Photographer for AFP he worked in Nairobi (East Africa and Indian Ocean) and in Jerusalem, from where for seven years he covered Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya and Syria. He is now based in Johannesburg as Africa Chief Photographer. Marco Longari is part of the pool of teachers at the ISFCI Rome School of Photojournalism and he is a lecturer at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. He has also worked with numerous Italian and foreign institutions as a teacher at various workshops and lessons on photojournalism. His work in Kosovo appears in the book “Nachbarn des Krieges” (Styria, 1999) and in 2002 his work “Refugees" was published with a preface by the Dalai Lama by the Italian publisher Sossella. His images have been exhibited at the International Photojournalism Festival Visa Pour l'Image (Perpignan, France, 2004); Graz (Austria) in 2011 (Flashlight: Tahrir) and in 2014 (Flashlight: Gaza 2014); Trento 2010 (Beyond the Conflict) and Rome in 2012 (Theaters of War); Perpignan (France), 2017 (Crowds and solitude in Africa); Cardiff, Wales (UK) 2017 Detroit; Estaçao Imagem 2018 Coimbra (Portugal), Unless we die: stories from the political struggles in Africa.


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