Edoardo Santangelo is a humanitarian documentary photographer oriented towards the investigation of social contemporary issues, with a focus on international development and humanitarian emergencies.
Using his background in Economics and his master in Energy and International Development, he focuses on researching and documenting the lived experiences of rural settlements and displaced communities, including refugee camps and internally displaced people. With a strong passion for human interest stories and a diploma in Documentary Photography, Edoardo has long-term experience in producing compelling photoreportages for international non-governmental organizations (NGO), UN and International agencies in a range of fragile and vulnerable settings.
Edoardo is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and has extensive experience in Asia (Nepal, India and Bangladesh), West Africa (Togo and Burkina Faso) and East Africa (Kenya and Rwanda). His photos have been published in various editions of the Poor People Energy Outlook and used in numerous humanitarian energy publications, workshops and conferences worldwide to document the lived conditions of refugees and internally displaced people in Nepal, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Rwanda.
His photographic work is driven by the need of raising awareness of urgent humanitarian issues and building the case for action, engendering empathy and recognition. He is devoted to produce persuasive images that convey stories from the bottom-up and give voice to those who otherwise would not have it, allowing a better understanding of the human condition in vulnerable contexts.
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