Caimi & Piccinni

Caimi & Piccinni

Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni collaborate since 2013 for documentary and personal photography projects. They focus on contemporary subjects, with a particular attention on the human aspects of each story. Their works are regularly featured in the press and media worldwide: The Guardian, Die Zeit, Politico, Le Monde, L’Espresso, Internazionale, Wired, GQ, Newsweek, The Sunday Times and many others.

They are recipients of several awards such as the 2021 Planches Contact, the ISPA Award for best photo story, The Sistema Festival "Reset" Award, the 2020 PHmuseum Of Humanity Grant in the solo show category, the 2019 Sony World Photography Award in the category “Discovery”, the 2018 Istanbul Photo Book Award, the 2016 Gomma Grant for best B&W documentary work. They are exhibited throughout Europe and Asia in galleries and festivals, such as the Biennale Für Aktuelle Fotografie, Delhi Photo Festival, Lumix Festival, Fotoleggendo, Phest, Voies Off.

So far they published six books including the trilogy on cities in transition comprising “Güle Güle” about Istanbul, “Forcella” focused on Naples and “RHOME”, which was shortlisted at PHotoESPANA Best Photobook of the Year 2019. "Güle Güle" received a special mention at Kassel Dummy Book Award 2019 and was finalist at Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award in Arles and was shortlisted at Arles Author Book Award 2020 and Prix Nadar 2020.

EXHIBITIONS

2022

PRÉSENCE / ABSENCE - Interzone Gallery - Rome | Italy


2021

GÜLE GÜLE - La Chambre gallery - Strasbourg | France

THIS LAND IS MY LAND - SìFest (Savignano) + Festival della Fotografia Etica (Lodi) | Italy

UMANA NATURA - Laboratorio di Cultura Fotografica “Il Forno” - Città Della Pieve | Italy

QUARANTEEN - Photo Brussels Festival - Hangar Photo Art Centre - Brussels | Belgium


2020

GÜLE GÜLE - Biennale Für Aktuelle Fotografie - Mannheim | Germany

GÜLE GÜLE - Bird In Flight Prize - Kyiv | Ukraine

RHOME - Unsocial Sudio Gallery - Modena | Italy

GÜLE GÜLE - PH MUSEUM LAB - Bologna | Italy


2019

GÜLE GÜLE - Sony WPO winner's exhibition - Villa Reale di Monza | Italy

THE BURNING PLAIN - L’Artiere bookshop | Arles, France

RHOME - Officine Fotografiche | Rome, Italy

GÜLE GÜLE - Sony World Photography Award Exhibition 2019 - Somerset House | London

PASSAGGI | TRANSIZIONI | MICROCOSMI - f.project gallery | Bari, Italy


2018

RHOME - Voies Off screening nights | Arles, France

RHOME - Istanbul Photobook Awards (book dummy exhibition) | Istanbul Turkey

LET ME IN - Fotofestival Lenzburg, "Im Wandel" | Switzerland


2017

THIS LAND IS MY LAND - Phest | Festa Internazionale della Fotografia, Italy

GALEAZZO - Nardini, Caimi & Piccinni | Interzone Gallery, Rome

THIS LAND IS MY LAND | Locus Festival, Locorotondo, Italy

LET ME IN  | Kunsthalle-Emden, Germany

THIS LAND IS MY LAND | "New Visions" Cortona On The Move, Italy


2016

LET ME IN - FOTOLEGGENDO Festival | Banchina Roma-Ostia Lido

TIME AND TENSE - Slideluck Rome III | Officine Fotografiche, Rome

FORCELLA - FOTOGRAFIA Festival | Galleria 001, Roma

FORCELLA Book launch | Galleria Visual Instant, Napoli

WAR DREAMS + Forcella, Talk + booksigning, Laboratori Visivi, S. Lorenzo, Rome

LET ME IN Talk + exhibition | Scuola Barsanti, Pietrasanta

FORCELLA Talk + book signing | Galleria LaBottega, Marina di Pietrasanta


2015

WAR DREAMS, Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi

FORCELLA/Leboudoir2.0, Voies Off, Arles, FR

FORCELLA, Cascina Farsetti, Rome, IT

FORCELLA/Slideluck Bologna, Spazio Labò, Bologna, IT

DAILY BREAD, Galleria Interzone, Rome, IT


2014

DAILY BREAD, Reminder s Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, JP

THE WARRIORS OF MAIDAN, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmo, SE

DAILY BREAD, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmo, SE

THE FIGHTERS OF MAIDAN, Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism, Hannover, DE

DAILY BREAD/HUNGRY STILL, Format Gallery, Derby, UK

DAILY BREAD, Entre Margens Festival, Portugal

DAILY BREAD,  Festival Encontros da Imagem, Braga, (PT)


2013

LIBYA AT THE CROSSROAD, Delhi Photo Festival, India Habitat Center, India

TRIPOLI CAFE’,  Photo Annual Award, Final Wall Gallery Exhibition, Prague, CH


2012

GREEK CRISIS, Photo Annual Award,  Final Wall Gallery Exhibition, Prague, CH


2011

EXODUS: DISPLACED PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, Tavistock Clinic Gallery, London, UK


2010

EXODUS: DISPLACED PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, Cascina Farsetti, Rome, IT


2009

URBAN TILES,  Galerie Athéna, Paris, FR


2008

TRACK 1,  Biennale di Video e Fotografia, Alessandria, IT

AWARDS

2021

ISPA Italian Sustainability Photo Award - Photo Story Winners

Sistema Festival Fotografia - Reset Call - Winners

Planches Contacts & Photo4Food Foundation Grant - Winners


2020

PHmuseum Of Humanity - Winners Photography Grant in the category of Solo Show  - ""Güle Güle"

PhotoBrussels Festival - Winners - Call for European photographers Hangar  - "Quaranteen"

Arles Author Book Award 2020 - Shortlisted - "Güle Güle"

Prix 6Mois du photojournalisme - Finalists - "The Girls Who Repair Cars"

Prix Nadar 2020 - Shortlist - "Güle Güle"


2019

Sony World Photography Award - 1st Place Discovery Category - "Güle Güle"

Kassel Dummy Award - Special Mention -  "Güle Güle"

LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Arles - Shortlisted - "Güle Güle"

PHotoESPANA Best Photobook of the Year - Shortlisted - "RHOME"

Premio Marco Bastianelli, Special Mention - Güle Güle"

Zine Tonic Photobook Award - Winners, "The Burning Plain"


2018

Alfred Fried Photography Award - Finalists, "The Sound Of Refugees"

Warsaw Photo Days - Finalists, "Güle Güle"

Istanbul Photobook Festival - Winners, "Rhome"

Voies Off - Official selection, "Rhome"

Lenzburg Fotofestival - Winners, "Let Me In"


2017

Gomma Grant - Best Black & White Documentary Story  | Winner | THIS LAND IS MY LAND


2015

Delhi Photo Festival | Finalist | WAR DREAMS

HM BOP Best  of Photojournalism | Portraits Category | Fighters of Maidan

HM BOP Best of Photojournalism | Magazine Lifestyle Story | Týždeň Magazine/Fighters of Maidan

Oskar Barnak Award | shortlisted with FORCELLA

Cortona on the move/Slideluck  Cortona | Finalist | Maidan: Backstage of a Revolution

Athens Photo Festival  | Photobook Exhibition | Forcella


2014

LUMIX FESTIVAL OF YOUNG PHOTOJOURNALISM | Finalist | Fighters of Maidan

LEICA PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARD |2° Place | Holy Days: the pilgrimage to Lourdes in the Era of Pope Francis

WPO | Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlisted with The Purgatory


2013

Delhi Photo Festival | Finalist | Libya at the crossroad

Photo Annual Award | Finalist | Tripoli Café


2012

Photo Annual Award | Finalist | Greek Crisis


2008

Biennale di Video e Fotografia di Alessandria | 1° place


BOOKS

Güle Güle | André Frère Éditions

Rhome | MAS/Fuam publishing

Forcella | Witty Kiwi Books

Same Tense | Witty Kiwi Books

The Burning Plain | ZineTonic/L'Artiere Editions

Daily Bread | T&G Publishing

Mono Vol. 2 | Gomma Books

Raw: the making of  Daily Bread | Interzone Editions

Hungry Still | Akina Books