Gian Marco Benedetto (La Spezia, Italy 1986) is an independent photojournalist and videographer based in Barcelona, known for his work on human rights and identity through long-term projects and journalistic reportage. He is a member of Photographic Social Vision and works as a stringer for the Anadolu Agency.

His work has been published in international media outlets such as Time, The Times, Al Jazeera, CNN, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, De Morgen, 5w, Abc News, L'Espresso, El Pais, La Vanguardia, el Faro de Vigo, Expansión, Ara, El Periodico, and La Razon between others. Benedetto get a degree in law from Bocconi University in Milan before studying journalism and photojournalism at IEFC in Barcelona. He specialized in new journalism at Lacoonte.

His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Palazzo Valdina of the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, where he participated in an event organized by Startè and ICAS, with a live connection from Kramatorsk during the anniversary of the Russian invasion on February 24, 2023. In 2022, he was nominated for the prestigious UNICEF Poy Award and participated in the Art Photo BCn exhibition. In 2021, he participated in various international film and human rights festivals, including the Festival de cine y derechos humanos in Spain, the International Short Film Festival Kalmthout in Belgium, and the Afrika Film For Impact in Nigeria, among others.

Benedetto documents stories of people and power through despised heroes, derelicts, shining with loneliness, athletes, but also photographs of kings, hypocritical bourgeois, ruthless judges, and prostitutes. He believes that the world is unjust and obtuse and that art and photography are the most radical of rebellions. This is why he conducts research on human rights and people who feel marginalized by the modern world.

 He has documented events such as the Russian invasion of 2022 in Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova, the Catalan independence process, the humanitarian consequences of migration, conscientious objectors to mandatory military service in Turkey, the humanitarian emergency of migration in Europe, the southern border of Mexico with Guatemala, and Chiapas after the construction of Donald Trump's wall.

 Benedetto's work has been recognized and selected for prestigious festival such Biennial of Photography in Olot, Spain,  PX3 photography festival in Paris, where he also won the State of the World curatorial selection in the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lumix n 6 (Hannover), 2019/2018 Strip art (Barcelona), among others.

Since 2017 affiliated as International Journalist with the card E6622.

Benedetto's images have been exhibited, with solo and group exhibitions, in galleries worldwide.

Award and selections

- Selected photographer / Unicef poy 2022
- Curatorial selection / Px3 2020
- SOTW 2020

Expo - Festival

- Festival Mitgeres "periferia" (Valls)
- Fortezza firmafede (Sarzana)
- Festival/Summer school "Questo lo sapevo fare anche io (Sarzana)
- European Parlment (Brusells)
- Hospital Centro Vivo (Badajoz)
- Palazzo Valdina (Italian Parlment, Camera dei Deputati (Roma)

-Art photo BCN 2022
- Proyecto guerrer@s

- Festival de cine y derechos humanos (Barcelona)
- International short Film Festival Kalmthout (Belgium), 
- Afrika Film For Impact (Nigeria), 
- Barciff, 
- Anatolia film festival, 
- Archivo Covid, 
- Catalunya miradas solidaries, 
- Terra Gollut. 

- Sigma visionado portfolio, 
- Biennal Internacional de Fotografia (Olot, Spain) 
- final stage of the Siena International Photo Awards competition, 
- px3 2020 (Paris) 

Strip art (Barcelona), among others.
-Lumix n 6 (Hannover), 

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phone: +34 658256947
International journalist card: E6622 
currently in Barcelona

 portrait courteously by Wojitek 2022

G.M. Benedetto : Photojournalist & videographer

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