ABOUT

Massimo Nicolaci (Catania 1989)

 

2023

 

Travels in Israel with Paolo Verzone to work for National Geographic Magazine.

Working with Andrea Frazzetta to work for New York Times Magazine.

Publishes a book Sitting on the fire a conversation with Anders Petersen.

 

2022

 

Became a National Geographic Magazine contributor.

Finish the work with Paolo Verzone in Egypt (out on National Geographic Magazine in 2022).

Working with Anders Petersen in Naples on an artist residency organized by Spot Home Gallery.

Finish the photo editing of Catania about the Sant’Agata festivity (Stramondo project).

Finishes the documentary movie: Sing Your Song Boy produced by Ulala Film and Massimo Nicolaci.

 

2021

 

Travels in Egypt with Paolo Verzone to work for National Geographic Magazine.

Continues the photo editing of Catania about the Sant’Agata festivity (Stramondo project).

Working with Michael Ackerman and Anders Petersen in Italy.

Travels in Norway at Svalbard with Paolo Verzone to work on a book project about the Arctic area.

 

2020

 

Moves to Milan.

Travels to the USA with Paolo Verzone to work for the cover story of National Geographic Magazine (out on National Geographic Magazine in 2020).

Continues the photo editing of Catania about the Sant’Agata festivity (Stramondo project).

 

2019

 

Starts the photo editing of Catania about the Sant’Agata festivity (Stramondo project).

Starts the documentary movie editing Sing Your Song Boy with Carolin Röckelein in Berlin.

Travels in Morocco with Paolo Verzone to work for National Geographic Magazine (out on National Geographic Web in 2020).

Starts a new project with Tristan Bordmann about Château du Bois de l’Or (Canton de Gran Ipré) (ongoing).

Shortlist in Marco Pesaresi Award, Savignano Immagini.

 

2018

 

Moves to Berlin and starts to take photos in the streets.

Travels in India with Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman to continue the documentary movie Sing Your Song Boy.

Photographs in Linosa (Lenusa project).

Continues to shoot in Catania.

Shortlist in Marco Pesaresi Award, Savignano Immagini.

 

2017

 

Publishes his first book LA CERVA BIANCA – La Biche Blanche – in collaboration with Alessandro Comodin and Tristan Bordmann published by Luce and Shellac Sud.

Meets the filmmaker Adam Cohen.

Works as a photography assistant during the workshop given by TPW in Siracusa with Anders Petersen.

Works with the film director Emanuelle Demoris in Bolsena.

Continues to shoot in Catania and Paris.

 

2016

 

Moves to Paris.

Starts to take photos in the Pigalle district.

Starts a collaboration with Stefano de Luigi (VII agency) and Paolo Verzone (Vù agency).

Works with Frederique Duschamp to realize the exhibition at Mucem “Roman Photo” in Marseilles.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2015

 

Photographer in the new film of Alessandro Comodin, “Happy time will come soon” (La Cerva Bianca project).

Meets the director of photography and illustrator Tristan Bordmann.

Starts a documentary film about his two friends Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2014

 

Participates in a photography workshop with Anders Petersen in Rome.

Travels in Scotland to follow the Independent Referendum (Edinburgh and Scotland face projects).

Takes part in the TPW (Toscana Photography Workshops) staff.

Joins LUZ agency in Milan.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2013

 

Studies Photoshop and Adobe suite techniques with Paolo Lecca.

Photographs the Conclave with Christopher Morris (VII agency) for Time Magazine.

 

2012

 

Works as an assistant during the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Napoli with Michael Ackerman.

Works as a photographer on a report at the Clausura Monastery of “Santa Scolastica” in Subiaco (Nessuno è solo project).

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2011

 

Participates in the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri with Morten Anders in Napoli

Works as a photographer on a report at the Rehabilitation Center Equestrian – Villa Buon Respiro (Prendimi per mano project).

Continues to shoot in Catania and Rome.

 

2010

 

Starts to collaborate with Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman.

Travels in New York City and takes photos in the streets (NYC project).

 

2009

 

Is 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.

 

2008

 

Starts to work at Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata (ISFCI).

Studies dark-room technique with Matteo Alessandri.

Works as an assistant during the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Napoli with Michael Ackerman.

Starts to take photos in Termini Railway (Ground Floor project).

Starts to take photos in Catania during the Sant’Agata celebration.

 

2007

 

Finishes the studies at the high school in Caltagirone (CT).

Works as an assistant during the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Catania with Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman.

Moves to Rome.

 

2006

 

Participates in a photography workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Granieri (Sicily) with Lorenzo Castore.

Meets the photographer Michael Ackerman.

 

Book

 

2023 SITTING ON THE FIRE a conversation with Anders Petersen / Spot home gallery.

2022 STRAMONDO (on going).

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.

 

Publications

 

2023 National Geographic Magazine – ROMAN SWORDS (video content) (web).

2022 National Geographic Magazine – NUCLEAR FUSION (light design assistant) (web).

2022 National Geographic Magazine – DINOSAURS (light design assistant) (paper).

2021 National Geographic Magazine – TESOROS EN LA BASURA (light design assistant) (paper).

2020 National Geographic Magazine – REIMAGINING DINOSAURUS (light design assistant) (paper).

2020 National Geographic Magazine – SPINOSAURUS (light design assistant) (web).

2019 Burn Magazine – iCARUSI (web).

2018 Rolling Stone – AFTERHOURS #30 (web and paper).

2016 Posi + Tive Magazine – SICILIA! (paper).

2015 Dazed – FEVERPITCH (paper).

2014 Rolling Stone – Behind the scenes of MotorHome (paper).

2014 DAZED AND CONFUSED for NIKE FC – Fever Pitch – World Cup Brazil 2014 (web).

2014 Posi + Tive Magazine – TAKE ME BY THE HAND (web).

2014 THE TRIP – He who sees everything in himself (paper).

2013 Pizza Magazine – ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (paper).

2012 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH by Obiettivo Granieri (web).

2011 The Modern Safari – BERLIN01 (web).

2011 Mull It Over – GROUND FLOOR (web).

2010 Posi + Tive Magazine – GROUND FLOOR (web).

 

Exhibitions

 

2019 Collective show “Raconte-moi une historie. La jeune photographie italienne” – Italian Istitute of Culture – Paris.

2018 Solo exhibition “La Cerva Bianca” – Officine Fotografiche – Milano.

2016 Collective show “Omnibus Circus” – Hotel de Sauroy – Paris.

2016 Collective show “Forum Italia” – Arles.

2016 Collective show “Temps Zero” – Roma.

2015 Collective show “Siderare” – Roma – Progetto di LUCE.

2014 International Festival of Photography SCAN – Sezione SCANOFF – Tarragona (Spagna).

2013 Collective show “romAnimale” – Roma.

2013 Collective show “Temps Zero” – Berlino.

2010 Collective show “Juicer” – Roma.

2010 Solo Exhibithion “Ground Floor” – at gallery ST (Senza Titolo) curated by Annalisa D’Angelo – Roma.

2009 Collective show “FNAC in traduzione” – IART di CurArt – Roma.

2009 Collective show “Dimensione massima 10×12 cm” by CameraOscura and 3/3 – Festival Internazionale di Fotografia a Roma.

2008 Collective show at “Living Rome” – Roma.

2007 Collective show at Museo di Ville Storiche e Caltagirone in Sicilia.

2006 Collective show at Museo Traos – Ventimiglia Vizzini (CT).

2006 1 ° Sicilian Slide Circuit – FIAF.