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.
PRÉSENCE / ABSENCE - Interzone Gallery - Rome | Italy
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
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
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
RHOME - Voies Off screening nights | Arles, France
RHOME - Istanbul Photobook Awards (book dummy exhibition) | Istanbul Turkey
LET ME IN - Fotofestival Lenzburg, "Im Wandel" | Switzerland
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
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
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
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)
LIBYA AT THE CROSSROAD, Delhi Photo Festival, India Habitat Center, India
TRIPOLI CAFE’, Photo Annual Award, Final Wall Gallery Exhibition, Prague, CH
GREEK CRISIS, Photo Annual Award, Final Wall Gallery Exhibition, Prague, CH
EXODUS: DISPLACED PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, Tavistock Clinic Gallery, London, UK
EXODUS: DISPLACED PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, Cascina Farsetti, Rome, IT
URBAN TILES, Galerie Athéna, Paris, FR
TRACK 1, Biennale di Video e Fotografia, Alessandria, IT
ISPA Italian Sustainability Photo Award - Photo Story Winners
Sistema Festival Fotografia - Reset Call - Winners
Planches Contacts & Photo4Food Foundation Grant - Winners
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"
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"
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"
Gomma Grant - Best Black & White Documentary Story | Winner | THIS LAND IS MY LAND
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
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
Delhi Photo Festival | Finalist | Libya at the crossroad
Photo Annual Award | Finalist | Tripoli Café
Photo Annual Award | Finalist | Greek Crisis
Biennale di Video e Fotografia di Alessandria | 1° place
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