About Valerio Berdini Photography
Born in Rome, Italy in 1970, where he lived for almost thirty years, Valerio Berdini is now resident in Cambridge, UK.
Photographing from a very young age, after marvelling at the b/w darkroom process, he has developed a personal language that merges a traditional aesthetic, influenced by the masters of photojournalism, with an incessant attention to the evolution of contemporary society.
Valerio began travelling with his parents even before he walked and the desire to meet new people in their own country never stopped.
His photographic projects bring his cameras around the world to any place where a transformation is in place. Valerio always seeks for eye contact. Either with singles, small groups or huge masses, hearing stories from people is the driving force to put together his own stories.
As a live music photographer he is recognized within the International live music scene with an archive of hundreds of bands shot on b&w film and digital and published on numerous music related publications.
Valerio Berdini work has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines, including Travel Photography, Bizarre, L’actualité, Grazia, Rhythm Magazine, Artrocker, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Il Corriere della Sera.
Selected Exhibitions, Awards
2000 – Arte Pará. Collective Exhibition. Belém, Brazil – View Gallery
2002 – La Festa della Fede. Personal Exhibition. Rome, Italy. View Gallery
2003 – I Simboli dello Sport. Collective Exhibition. Rome, Italy.
2003 – Travel Photographer of The Year. “A sense of Space”. Competition Winner. Travel Photography Magazine. UK. View Photo
2004 – Volti e Gesti. Collective Exhibition. San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy.
2006 – BBC Electric Proms. Shortlisted and selected for Exhibition. Roundhouse. London. UK. View Photo
2010 – Wildlife photographer of the year. Finalist. BBC Wildlife Magazine. London, UK. View Photo
2010 – Photomonth Photo-Open. Collective Exhibition. Truman Brewery and Rich Mix. London, UK. View Photo
2011 – Sony World Photography Awards. Travel category. Commended and published in the catalogue. View Photo
2011 – Cure For Pain - The Mark Sandman Story. Cover photo and Film Poster. Movie. LA, USA. View poster
2012 – Foto8 Summershow. Collective Exhibition and published in the catalogue. London, UK. View Photo
2012 – A World Elsewhere. Collective Exhibition at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Stratfor-Upon-Avon, UK. View Photo
2013 - Silver Winner at Jumpstart your Photography Business contest for my photojournalism portfolio.
From Fear To Euphoria. Burmese Days 2012. (Blurb Staff Pick)
The Golden Kitchens. Guru Ka Langar at the Golde Temple. Amritsar, India.
Kumbh Mela. The largest human gathering on earth. Haridwar, India.
In the Heart of an Earthquake. L'Aquila, Italy.
Glastonbury on TV. Somerset, UK.
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