"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 Centre 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.