After attending the School of Journalism in Turin Emanuele specialized in photojournalism and started working for TIME magazine on a drug addiction story in Russia. The project, 'Krokodil Tears' was selected by TIME among the best publications of 2013 and was part of TIME's First Place Magazine editing portfolio Poyi 2013. Emanuele has also worked on the issue of immigration in Central America with the project 'In the Bag for North', a still life work published on TIME and other international magazines. Moreover he has been traveling in north Iraq documenting the operation to liberate Mosul from Isis. The work received a POYi award in the ‘Impact 2016 - Islamic State Conflict’ category.

His pictures appeared in many publications including TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, WIRED, Stern, Courrier International, British GQ, Al Jazeera, CNN, Internazionale, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica among others.

He's currently based in Istanbul.


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


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