Massimiliano Clausi was born in 1979 in the sea port of Genoa, northern Italy and attended the Danish School of Journalism in 2006. The resulting final work has been awarded the Canon Young Photographers’ Scholarship the same year and has been exhibited at Forma photography center in Milan. Since then Massimiliano has travelled to eastern Europe, south eastern Asia and his works have been extensively pubblished in Courier International, Vanity Fair, L’Espresso, News Week, GEO, as well as they have helped Action Aid, Amnesty International and Terres Des Homme in raising awareness about their projects.

Massimiliano’s work focuses on social and humanitarian issues worldwide, with the firm belief that photography can shed a light on untold stories and help to achieve a better knowledge of the world around us, and change it for the better.

Massimiliano is now based in Genoa and Milan, Italy.


2011 – UNICEF POY (finalist)
2010 – Anthropographia Award (finalist), China Press Photo Comp. (hon. mention)
2009 – Anthropographia Award (finalist), Px3 Photo Award (hon. mention)
2006 – Canon Young Photographers Scholarship (winner)