I am a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker. I traveled throughout Africa over the past ten years, documenting global topics, including health care, education, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment, sustainable development. Since 2011 I’m working on a long term project called “BIRTH IS A DREAM” which aims to document and raise awareness about maternal health in Africa, and I’ve extended to developed/industrialized countries.


AWARDS

2017 - Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival: Official selection - "Birth is a Dream - Maternity in Africa"
2016 - Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival: Official selection "the AMERICAN dream"
2016 - Arts and Cinema Corner, Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference: Official selection “the AMERICAN dream”
2014 - 7h Pollux Awards. Finalist in Documentary and Editorial Professional Category
2014 - Honorable Mention at MIFA 2014
2014 - 9th Black and White Spider Awards. Photojournalism Professional category: nominee
2014 - Gold medal at Px3 Paris Photography Prize in Professional, Press - Feature Story Category
2014 – SocialDocumentary Narrative Documentary: 1st Place
2014 - The American Online Film Awards' 2014 Spring Showcase: "BIRTH IS A DREAM - Maternity in Africa”
2014 - 6th Pollux Awards. 2°prize at Humanitarian category
2013 - 8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards: Nominees in People category + Nominees in Photojournalism category
2013 - Picture Dignity Photo Contest: top finalists
2013 – “Health Workers Count” Global Health Workforce Alliance Photo Contest: top finalists
2013 – PhotoAnnualAwards.  3rd prize in (E) MOTIONS Single category; Honorable Mention in (M) OTIONS Series category
2013 - 4th Pollux Awards. "Photographer of the Year" in the Humanitarian and Documentary Category and "Especial Mention of the Juror"
2013 - SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards). Nominee for BEST DOCUMENTARY in Documentary Short Category for “Birth is a Dream - Maternity in Africa” multimedia video
2013 - Humanitarian Reporting Competition. “Birth is a Dream - Maternity in Africa” multimedia video in  Top12 finalists
2012 - Smithsonian Magazine's photo contest: top ten finalists in People category
2012 - FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012: Bronze Camera
2012 - Open our eyes. From darkness to light - CBM Italia: 1st and 3nd Place
2012 - The International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention Category: Non-Professional, Deeper Perspective
2012 - UNESCO-UNEVOC Photo Competition “Work has many faces”: top finalists
2011 - 7th Black and White Spider Awards: Sport category amateur: 3rd Place. People category amateur: nominee. PhotoJournalism category amateur: nominee
2011 - Smithsonian Magazine's photo contest: top ten finalists in People category
2011 - Istantanee dal mondo - IPSIA: Category Volunteering: 1st Place. Category Volunteering: 2nd Place. Category Job: 3nd Place. Category Popular Jury: 1st Place
2011 - The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award, amateur division: 1st Place
2011 - Objective human rights - Amnesty International Sicilia: 2nd Place
2011 - Open our eyes. From darkness to light - CBM Italia: 1st Place
2011 - A continent that is pulsating with life - AFRICA Magazine: Category Modernity: 1st Place. Jury Honorable Mention
2011 - Pollux Award September Contest - Category Sports: 1st Place
2011 - CL!CK ABOUT IT, organized by the European Journalism Centre – “Aid” competition: 2nd Place
2011 - The International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention. Category: Non-Professional. Deeper Perspective. Category: Non-Professional, Other_ED. Category: Non-Professional, Photo Essay and Feature Story
2011 - Best of Photography sponsored by SIGMA: Honorable Mention

Paolo Patruno Photography

Documentary photographer and filmmaker, Paolo Patruno documents global topics, including health care, education, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment, sustainable development.
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