Davide Monteleone
Alpha Universe

Davide Monteleone

Italy

"I come from the tradition of documentary photography but my interest is to encourage curiosity rather than deliver information. The best story is not in the picture itself but around and behind it.What you see is in the frame is just an emotional window."

Davide Monteleone is an artist and a visual journalist working on long term independent projects using photography, video and text. He has devoted himself to the study of social issues,exploring the relation between power and individual. Known for his specific interest in the post-soviet countries, he published books on this topic and his projects have brought him numerous awards, including several World Press Photo prizes, and grants such as the Aftermath Grant, European Publishers Award and Carmignac Photojournalism Award. He regularly contributes for leading publications all over the world, and photography projects have been presented as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide including the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Saatchi Gallery in London, MEP in Paris and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. He is engaged in educational activities, regularly lecturing at universities and teaching workshops internationally.

Ambassador's cameras and lenses

ILCE-7RM2

α7R II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor

SEL35F14Z

Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA

SEL2470Z

Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS