Emanuele Satolli is a photojournalist based in Istanbul and a frequent contributor to TIME Magazine. Since obtaining his Masters in Journalism from the University of Turin, Satolli has specialized in stories about the human condition, social change, and armed conflict. Working extensively in the Middle East, he has photographed such pivotal events as the battle to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS and the fall of the Islamic State in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. In 2018, Satolli documented the protests in Gaza as the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Satolli worked for TIME on “Krokodil Tears,” a story about drug addiction in Russia, which was part of TIME’s winning entry for the 2013 POYi Magazine Editing Award. In 2015, Satolli contributed to “In the Bag for North,” about immigration in Central America, published in TIME and other international magazines. His photographs of the battle for Mosul received a 2016 POYi Award. Satolli’s work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, WIRED, Courrier International, Al Jazeera, CNN, Internazionale, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sera, and La Repubblica.

His base in Istanbul provides him with ready access to the Middle East and a view of the social, economic, and political tensions in Turkey. Currently, he is documenting these tensions, which extend from radical politics to revolutionary turmoil to the attempted integration of Syrian refugees living throughout the country.


2019 Complesso le Conce Fabriano - La Battaglia di Mosul
2019 Galleria Forma Meravigli Milano - Di Fronte a una Guerra
2018 Istanbul Sanat Fuarı ARTİST
2018 Visa Pour l'Image Perpignan - projections
2017 Gallery 46 London - Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation
2017 Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Palermo - Io Sono Persona
2017 Festival della Fotografia Etica Lodi
2017 Visa Pour l'Image Perpignan - projections
2016 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph - screening
2016 Chennai Photo Biennale
2016 TOZ Artist Run Space Istanbul
2015 Delhi Photo Festival
2015 'Rendering a Nation', The Nationless Pavilion, 56th Biennale di Venezia
2014 Festival della Fotografia Etica Lodi
2014 LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism


2021 XXV Premio nazionale Gentile da Fabriano - 'Carlo Bo per il giornalismo e la comunicazione'
2018 Visa d’or Paris Match News - Finalist
2017 Premio Ponchielli - 1st Place
2017 Lodi - World Report Award, Short Story - 1st Place
2017 Visa d’or Paris Match News - Finalist
2017 Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award - Finalist
2016 POYi award ‘Impact 2016 - Islamic State Conflict’

2015 Sony World Photography Awards - Finalist
2015 Premio Ponchielli - Finalist
2014 LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism - Finalist in both photo and multimedia categories
2014 Kontinent Photography Awards Editorial/Documentary category - 1st Place
2013 POYi Magazine Editing Portfolio, TIME Magazine - 1st Place