Italo Rondinella (Italy 1974) is a photographer and filmmaker currently based in Istanbul.
He graduated in law. After spending almost a decade working as a lawyer he decided to focus entirely on documentary photography, his passion since when he was a teenager.
His interest focuses especially on social themes related to the conflicts of the contemporary global society, the challenges and consequent political changes.
- Since 2017 he works as a contributor photographer for UNHCR Turkey.
- He has been official photographer of the Venice Biennale Foundation, for the International Art Exhibition, in the editions of 2011, 2013 and 2017 and for the International Architecture Exhibition in the editions of 2014, 2016 and 2018.
- Since 2016 he is a contributor, as a video producer & video editor, of RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera).
- In 2016, on assignment for the European Union, he has been the official photographer of the Election Observation Mission to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Parliamentary elections 2016.
- In 2015 he collaborated, as a video producer & video editor, with RAI ISTANBUL, the Office of Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A.) in Turkey & South Eastern Europe.
- In 2014 he joined the American photo agency Polaris Images.
- In 2009 he travelled to Barcelona to specialise in photojournalism at the UAB. From then on, he collaborated with el Periódico de Catalunya and with the reporting department of the Cordon Press/Corbis photo agency.
- In 2007 he started his career as a daily news photographer for Corriere della Sera.