Filippo Venturi (born in Cesena in 1980) is an Italian documentary photographer.
His works have been published in different newspapers and magazines such as The Washington Post, Newsweek, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Das Magazin, Internazionale, La Stampa, Geo, Marie Claire, Gente, D di Repubblica, Io Donna del Corriere della Sera.
He produces personal projects concerning identity and the human condition, focusing in particular on the consequences of rapid technological progress in some parts of the world.
For the past years he has been engaged in a project on the Korean peninsula, earning him the Sony World Photography award, the LensCulture Emerging Talent award, the Il Reportage award, the Voglino award and the Portfolio Italia – Grand Prix Hasselblad.
His works have been exhibited in Italy and abroad in exhibition spaces like Foro Boario in Modena as "New Talent" of the Modena Photography Foundation, MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Somerset House in London, U Space in Beijing, Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin, Sony Square in New York City, Photolux in Lucca, Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania, SI Fest in Savignano sul Rubicone and Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi.

In 2017 he was sent to North Korea by Vanity Fair Magazine.
In 2018 he was the Fujifilm Testimonial in the FIAF Project "The Family in Italy".
In 2019 he was selected by SI Fest, the Photography Festival of Savignano sul Rubicone, to participate in the IDE Project (Identity Dialogues Europe), funded by the European Union, which involves realities such as the Copenhagen Photo Festival, AD HOC Gestion Cultural SL, a cultural company center of Zaragoza, and NOOR Foundation, a photojournalistic agency in Amsterdam.
He teaches photojournalism and documentary photography in Italy and abroad.

All images are very rigorous and refined, nothing appears "too much" or "too little". Surprise, light irony and never sarcasm. Amazement, curiosity and never preconception. "The photographer's eye" is precise, it asks questions, explores, learns and gives us beautiful images where everything is balanced and bloody well set in the right place at the right time. An unsettling elegance, from which so many famous authors could learn. But what is most striking is the ability and willingness of the author to talk about modern man and his own illnesses. Like the best contemporary art. The anthropological, precise and timely study, which accompanies each image, provides ideas for universal reflection on who we are and where we are going. For this reason, this work goes beyond the "reportage" and genre photography, arousing universal, truly anthropological interest.
- Davide Grossi about Filippo Venturi’s Photography


Phone: +39 346 3060406

Selected Awards

Winner – Suwon International Photo Festival
Winner – Batumi Photodays Festival
Winner – Crediamo ai Tuoi Occhi
Finalist – Grand Prix Award (Białystok Interphoto Festival)
Finalist – Verzasca Foto Awards
Finalist – Belfast Photo Festival
Finalist – Kolga Tbilisi Photo
Finalist – Gomma Photography Grant
Finalist – Premio Mario Dondero

1st prize – Gomma Photography Grant
1st prize – Simultanei (Lucca Photolux Festival)
1st prize – Autore dell’Anno FIAF Emilia Romagna
1st prize – Diecixdieci Festival della Fotografia Contemporanea
1st prize – Tokyo International Foto Awards
Selected – Voies Off Awards (Les Rencontres d'Arles)
Selected – New Visions (Cortona On The Move)
Selected – Single Shot World Report Award (Festival of Ethical Photography of Lodi)
Finalist – Premio Marco Pesaresi
Finalist – Athens Photo Festival
Finalist – British Journal of Photography
Finalist – Kolga Tbilisi Photo

Winner – LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards
1st prize – Portfolio Italia (Hasselblad Grand Prix)
1st prize – Premio Voglino (Frame Foto Festival)
1st prize – Premio Il Reportage (Umbria Photo Fest)
1st prize – Sassoferrato Portfolio Award
3rd prize – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
Finalist – Premio Amilcare Ponchielli
Finalist – Premio Marco Pesaresi
Finalist – Belfast Photo Festival

Winner – Emerging Talents
1st prize – Tokyo International Foto Awards
1st prize – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
1st prize – PDN Emerging Photographer
2nd prize – Sony World Photography Awards
2nd prize – International Photographer of the Year
2nd prize – Moscow International Foto Awards
Finalist – Premio Amilcare Ponchielli
Finalist – Lugano Photo Days Contest
Finalist – Il Reportage Photojournalism Award
Finalist – Gomma Photography Grant

1st prize – New Talent by Fondazione Fotografia Modena
1st prize – Fine Art Photography Awards
1st prize – Sassoferrato Portfolio Award
2nd prize – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
2nd prize – Moscow International Foto Awards
2nd prize – Crediamo ai tuoi occhi
Finalist – Portfolio Italia
Finalist – Premio Marco Pesaresi
Finalist – Portfolio Italia

Artist Residencies

IDE Project – Savignano sul Rubicone (IT), SI Fest
IDE Project – Copenhagen (DK), Copenhagen Photo Festival

YPAD Project – Camarinas (ES)

Selected Exhibitions

IDE Project – Savignano sul Rubicone, SI Fest
IDE Project – Barbastro (ES), BFOTO
IDE Project – Copenhagen (DK), Copenhagen Photo Festival
IDE Project – Amsterdam (NL), NOOR

Eyes Wide Shut – Bibbiena, CIFA, Crediamo ai tuoi occhi, Fotoconfronti
Korean Dream – Suwon (KR), Suwon International Photo Festival
Korean Dream – Batumi (GE), Batumi Photodays Festival
Korean Dream – Pontremoli, Pontremoli Foto Festival
2030 Birth of a Metropolis – Białystok (PL), Białystok Interphoto Festival
2030 Birth of a Metropolis – Taranto, Galleria FIAF
2030 Birth of a Metropolis – Sardegna, BìFoto Festival della Fotografia
2030 Birth of a Metropolis – Mantova, Spazio Arrivabene2
2030 Birth of a Metropolis – Brescia, Macof Centro della fotografia italiana

2030 Birth of a Metropolis – Lucca, Photolux Festival
Made in Korea & Korean Dream – Torino, Galleria FIAF
Made in Korea & Korean Dream – Lodi, Festival of Ethical Photography
Made in Korea – Gonzaga e Luzzara, Diecixdieci Festival Fotografia Contemporanea
Korean Dream – Bibbiena, 19° FotoConfronti
Korean Dream – Savignano sul Rubicone, 27° Premio SI Fest Portfolio
Korean Dream – Corigliano Calabro, 11° Portfolio Jonico
Korean Dream – Castelnuovo Garfagnana, 17° Portfolio dell’Ariosto
Korean Dream – Sestri Levante, 12° Portfolio al Mare
Korean Dream – New Visions, Cortona On The Move
Korean Dream – Voies Off Awards, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Cour de l'Archevêché
Korean Dream – Sassoferrato, 9° Portfolio dello Strega
Korean Dream – Taranto, 15° FotoArte in Portfolio
Korean Dream – Cortona, 70° Congresso Nazionale FIAF
Korean Dream – Tbilisi (GE), Kolga Tbilisi Photo
Korean Dream – New York City (US), Klompching Gallery
Side Effects – Bagno di Romagna, Palazzo del Capitano
Eyes Wide Shut – Tokyo (JP), CA Gallery
The State of the World – Paris (FR)
Kazakistan – Astana (KZ),
La Famiglia in Italia – Reggio Calabria, Castello Aragonese
La Famiglia in Italia – Forlì, Sala XC Pacifici
La Famiglia in Italia – Bibbiena, CIFA

Korean Dream – Bibbiena, CIFA, Portfolio Italia
Made in Korea – Forlì, Palazzo del Monte di Pietà
Demigods – Paris (FR), Espace Beaurepaire
Demigods – Tokyo (JP), Shibuya Cultural Center Owada
Demigods – Forlì, Galleria a Cielo Aperto
E il mare concederà a ogni uomo nuove speranze – Cesena, ex Roverella

Made in Korea – Roma, Macro, Emerging Talents
Made in Korea – New York (US), Sony Square NYC
Made in Korea – Bratislava (SK), Expo@Eurovea
Made in Korea – Sassoferrato, 66° Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte
Made in Korea – Cologne (DE), PhotoKina
Made in Korea – Lecco, Immagimondo Festival
Made in Korea – Milano, Spazio Tadini
Made in Korea – Kaunas (LT), Kaunas Photo Festival
Made in Korea – Berlin (DE), Willy Brandt Haus
Made in Korea – Beijing (CN), U Space
Made in Korea – Bergamo, Galleria Ceribelli, Photographers II
Made in Korea – London (GB), Somerset House
Made in Korea – Napoli, Aeroporto Internazionale, Slideluck On Board
L’Ira Funesta – Forlì, Chiostro di San Mercuriale

Made in Korea – Modena, Foro Boario, Fondazione Fotografia
Made in Korea – Bibbiena, CIFA, Portfolio Italia
Made in Korea – Bibbiena, CIFA, Crediamo ai tuoi occhi
L’Ira Funesta – Cesenatico, Colonia Ex Santarcangiolese
DO.VE. | contemporary dotted venue – Forlì, Ex Asilo Santarelli

L’Ira Funesta – Mercato Saraceno, Palazzo Dolcini
Fuori Orario – Forlì, Palazzo Romagnoli
Rugby – Tbilisi (GE), Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award

Terzo Tempo – Cesena, Centro Cinema San Biagio
In Oblivion – Bibbiena, CIFA, Crediamo ai tuoi occhi
Totally Lost – Forlì, Ex Deposito ATR
The Game of War – Camarinas (ES), YPAD Project