Born in 1967 in Turin, and based between Italy, and Spain Paolo Verzone has been a member of Agence VU since 2003.

For almost 30 years, Paolo Verzone has been photographing the world around him. At his beginnings, he covers the news as it appears in the pages of European and international magazines: a world in perpetual motion, ever so changing, which he observes with the distance of those not bound to the emergency of the moment.
With rigor and eclecticism, he goes from news assignments to long term projects, from embedded documentary stories to posed portraits. From black and white to color, as well, and finally from analog to digital.

Over time, his interest of the world is drawn more and more towards its people. He develops demanding sets of photographs made with a medium format view camera, that imposes a focus on the subject, presented full-length. Whether it is a set of portraits of Europeans at the beach, Seeuropeans (1994 / 2002), or the Moscow Project (1991 / 2011), produced in collaboration with Alessandro Albert, the sum of the people photographed reflect upon the multiplicity and singularity of each individual.

With his project on the cadets of the main European military academies, started in 2009, Paolo Verzone maps us contemporary Europe through a part of its youth, while questioning the European identity. 

Paolo Verzone was awarded at World Press Photo in 2000, 2009, and 2015. His photographs are part of different collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Instituto Nazionale della Grafica, in Rome.

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Grants & Awards

2016

Premio Osvaldo Buzzi, Italy

2015

World Press Photo 2015 - 3rd Prize Portraits stories

American Photography 31

2011

Sony World Photography Awards 2011

2010

PGB Photo Award

American Photography 26: selected

2009

World Press Photo - 3rd Prize stories Sports Features

IPA International Photography Awards: Honorable mention Portrait, Personality

American Photography 25: selected

2001

World Press Photo 2001 - 3rd Prize Portrait single

Premio Canon Giovani Fotografi 2000, winner of best portfolio section

2000

Premio per un Progetto Fotografico 1999, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence

Attention Talent Photo 2000 Galeries FNAC PARIS, Special Mention of jury

1998

Final selection of the “Leica Oskar Barnack” prize

1992

Kodak European Panorama Arles, France

  

Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Istituto Nazionale della Grafica, Rome, Italy

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2016

Planches Contact Photographic festival Deauville, France

Sifest Savignano Immagini festival, The Moscow Project Albert & Verzone, Savignano sul Rubicone Italy

"Confraternités" musée Saint-Remi  Reims / Epernay / France

"Meta Incognita" Biblioteca provinciale Antonio Mellusi Benevento, Italy

2015

Fotoleggendo festival, Officine Fotografiche Roma, Italy

The Invalides Army Museum, Paris France

Wiener Neustadt castle, Austria

World Press Photo exhibition

2014

Festival Photomed, Sanary Sur mer, France and Beirut, Lebanon

F.i.t.e Festival, France

2013

Bercy Village Paris

2012

Moscow Project & Seeuropeans Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Languedoc-Roussillon

“Moscou Plages”, Ville de Rennes, France

2010

Seeuropeans, Galleria BlowUp, Torino

2008

Voi Siete Qui, Galleria FNAC di Milano

2007

HermèsInstallation Piazza San Carlo, Torino, Italie

2005

Grandi Bagnanti, Galleria Grazia Neri Milano

2004

Grandi Bagnanti, Accademia di Romania, Roma

2002

Galleria Minima Peliti Associati, Rome

2000

Septembre de la Photo, Nice, France

1999

Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

Agorà gallery, Turin, Italy

1995

Biennial of Braga, Braga, Portugal

1994

Acta International Gallery, Rome, Italy

1992

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

Kodak European Panorama of Young Professional Photography

Biennial Young Artists of Mediterranean Europe, Valencia, Spain

 

Selected group exhibitions

2016

"In posa" Galleria del Cembalo Roma, Italy

Festival Internacional Fotografia Valparaiso, Chile

Patrimoines Revisité, Reims France

 

2015

World Press Photo exhibition 

2012

Galerie Catherine Houard, Paris, France

Paris Romantique exhibition, Paris, France

2011

Sony World Photography Awards, London, New York

Vietato! I limiti che cambiano la fotografia FSM Gallery Firenze, Italy

2010

Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France

Facce da straniero, Turin, Italy

2009

Galerie Catherine Houard, Paris, France

World Press Photo 2009 worldwide exhibition

2007

Centre Culturel des Carmes, Langon France

2006

Galerie VU, Paris, France

Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Netherlands

2005

Galerie VU, Paris, France

2004

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy   

2003

Quotidiano al Femminile, Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese

Refettorio delle Stelline, Milano, Italy

2002

Backlight 02, Photographic Centre Nykyaika Tampere, Finland

2001

World Press Photo 2001, worldwide exhibition

“Il 900 in fotografia e il caso torinese", Istituto Nazionale della Grafica, Roma Palazzo Fontana di Trevi

"Border Stories", Biennale internazionale di Fotografia, Turin, Italy

Canon Fabbrica Eos Gallery, Milan, Italy

Toscana Foto Festival, Massa Marittima, Italy

Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy

2000 

FNAC Etoile Gallery, Paris, France

Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence, Italy

1999

Galerie Colbert Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Galerie Municipale du Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France

1998

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

1997

Galleria Minima Peliti Associati, Rome, Italy

Chiesa di S.Filippo, Turin, Italy

1993

The Permanente Museum, Milan, Italy

1992

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie Arles, France

 

 

 


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