Alessandro Grassani (b.1977, Italy) is a storyteller who uses photography and video as main form of expression. He begins working in the advertising industry but throughout the years his job brought him around the world covering international events and stories about social themes in more than 30 countries in the world. He works among others with The New York Times, L’Espresso, D la Repubblica, International Organization for Migration, Doctors of the World and his work has been featured in magazine such as Time, Sunday Times, National Geographic, M le magazine du Monde, Newsweek. Grassani’s corporate clients includes Enel SPA, Lufthansa, Parmacotto, Trenitalia, CommerzBank and ICE (Italian foreign trade institution).
His personal projects focus mainly on long terms documentary projects in which he explores the consequences of climate change and war and their aftermath on society.
His work have brought him numerous awards including the Sony World Photography Awards, Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards , Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Premio Amilcare Ponchielli, Premio Luchetta and have been exhibited at festivals and galleries worldwide including the United Nations, Museum of Immigration at the Palais de la Porte Dorèe in Paris, Royal Geographic Society in London and the International Center for Climate Governance.
He is a Sony Ambassador, a TEDx speaker and teacher at the John Kaverdash Academy of Milano and continuously engaged with other educational activities such as lectures and workshops