Massimo Nicolaci (Catania, 1989)

Since 2006, he attended several workshops by Obiettivo Granieri: Lorenzo Castore (2006/2007), Michael Ackerman (2007/2008), Morten Andersen (2011).

From 2007 he began to collaborate with the association Obiettivo Granieri.

In 2008 he moved to Rome from Sicily.

From this moment begins to shoot in Rome Termini Station.

He will call this work Ground Floor.

From 2008 he began to collaborate with the association CameraOscura – Rome (member from 2010 to 2014).

In the same year he began to work at the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata (ISFCI) till 2010.

Since the summer of 2008 he co-teacher in the project “Il paese che fotografa se stesso” at Granieri (Sicily – CT) – a project by Obiettivo Granieri.

On 22 June 2009, one of the young photographers chosen to participate in the “First Impression” portfolio reading organized by Magnum Photos in collaboration with the Photography Gallery in London.

In March of 2010 he moved to New York.
At that time, built a small photographic project called NYC.

In 2010 realized a fashion reportage for Mifur – Milan.

In 2011 completed a report at the Rehabilitation Center Equestrian – Villa Buon Respiro – titled Prendimi per mano.

It prefers the work of wide-ranging, including: Catania (since 2006), Rome (since 2008), Paris (2015 / 2017), Berlin (since 2009), New York (2010).

In the fall of 2012 he make a reportage Nessuno è solo about Clausura Monastery of “Santa Scolastica” at Subiaco – Italy.

In 2013 he photographed the Conclave with Christopher Morris (VII agency) for Time Magazine in Rome.

In 2015 he is still photographer in the new film by Alessandro Comodin, “Happy time will come soon”.

In the summer of 2015 it contributed to the creation of LUCE (www.luce.works) in Rome.

Since 2008 collaborates closely with Lorenzo Castore.
Since 2010 collaborates with Michael Ackerman (Camera Obscura Gallery – Paris).
Since 2013 start to working with Paolo Lecca (Image Color Correction).
Since 2015 is rappresented by LUZ agency – Milan.
Since 2015 to 2017 is on the staff of the TPW (Toscana Photography Workshops).

In July 2017, he released his first book LA CERVA BIANCA – La Biche Blanche published by LUCE and Shellac Sud.

In 2016 he moved to Paris.

Since 2016 start to working with Paolo Verzone (Agence Vù – Paris).

Now he lives in Berlin.




2017 LA CERVA BIANCA – La Biche Blanche – Luce / Schellac Sud.



2009 UNNISI? – Contexts publisher – Obiettivo Granieri.
2009 FNAC in Translation – Cur’Art – IED Rome.
2009 MIFUR 2009 – Fashion report.

2015 FEVERPITCH – Nike publisher – Dazed.



2010 POSI + TIVE MAGAZINE – Ground Floor (web).
2011 MULL IT OVER – Ground Floor (web).
2011 THE MODERN SAFARI – Berlin01 (web).
2012 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH by Obiettivo Granieri (web).
2013 PIZZA MAGAZINE – Any Given Sunday (paper).
2014 THE TRIP – He who sees everything in himself (paper).
2014 POSI + TIVE MAGAZINE – Take me by the hand (web).
2014 DAZED AND CONFUSED for NIKE FC – Fever Pitch – World Cup Brazil 2014 (web).
2014 ROLLING STONE – Behind the scenes of MotorHome (paper).
2016 POSI + TIVE MAGAZINE – Sicilia! (paper).
2018 ROLLING STONE – Afterhours #30 – Live concert in Milan (web and paper).



2006 1° Sicilian Slide Circuit – FIAF.
2006 Group exhibition at the Museum Traos – Ventimiglia Vizzini (CT)
2007 Collective at the Museum of Historical Villas and Caltagirone Sicily.
2008 Collective “Living Rome” – Rome.
2009 Collective “Maximum size 10×12 cm” organized by CameraOscura and 3/3 – International Festival of Photography in Rome.
2009 Collective “FNAC in Translation” – CurArt IED – Rome.
2010 Personal exhibition “Ground Floor” – at the gallery library ST (Senza Titolo) by Annalisa D’Angelo in collaboration with CameraOscura – Rome.
2010 Collective “Juicer” – Rome.
2013 Collective “Temps Zero” – Berlin.
2013 Collective “romAnimale” – Rome.
2014 International Festival of Photography SCAN – Section SCANOFF – Tarragona (Spain).
2015 Collective “Siderare” – Rome – Project of LUCE.
2016 Collective “Temps Zero” – Rome.
2016 Collective “Forum Italia” – Arles.
2016 Collective “Omnibus Circus” – Hôtel de Sauroy – Paris.

2018 Personal exhibition “La Cerva Bianca” – Officine Fotografiche – Milan.