Italian photographer, member of VU’, Paolo Verzone is based in Paris.
Paolo Verzone is unclassifiable, which he likes. With a background in journalism, a field where he continues to work, he has long known that the printed page is not the only place to present a vision or point of view. Thus, alone or with his collaborator, Alessandro Albert, he has undertaken large scale projects that take an in-depth look into today’s world. The most remarkable includes his survey of seaside bathers along the Italian, Lithuanian, French and Finnish coasts. The project spanned many years.
During the past five years, he worked on a series of students’ portraits from military academy throughout Europe. “Cadets” has been published by Editions de La Martinière and exhibited at the Hôtel des Invalides.
Published in international magazines (Time, Newsweek, Sunday Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, the Guardian, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Geo), his works were awarded with several grants (World Press Photo, American Photography, International Photography Awards).