Aspirant human with an Italian passport that offers me the privilege to discover the diverse aspects of human life in the world. Through my photo-stories and articles I try to bring an understanding of the inequalities and the complexities affecting the human condition. 

I am mostly moving between Venice, Athens and Istanbul. 

Italian Journalist Card N. 162571


Twitter: @zolinphoto 

Instagram: zolinphoto

Facebook: NicolaZ

My reportages and articles have been published on De Volkskrant, Stern, 6Mois, Politico, Al Jazeera, Vice News, Der Spiegel, GEO, Foreign Policy, La Repubblica, NZZ, De Morgen, Le Parisien, Corriere della Sera, El Mundo, Il Reportage, De Standaard, Aftenposten, Internazionale, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neon, La Vie, Caravan Mag, Civilization, La Croix, Left and many others. Check some of these publications on the Tearsheet page.

My projects were nominated for The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents (2019), Festival della Fotografia Etica (2021, 2018, 2016), Lugano PhotoDays (2019), Tokyo Photo Awards (2018) Gomma Grant (2016, 2019), screened at Visa Pour l'Image Perpignan (2017), exhibited at Bassano Fotografia (2013, 2017), Welcome Festival Padova (2019), Institute for Social Studies in the Hague (2017, 2012), The Hague University (2016, 2008), Foto'Kabinet Gallery (2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009), Isolab Venezia (2014), Padova Fotografia (2014) and others.

I taught photography and reportage courses and workshop at Mohole school of Storytelling (Milano, 2020), Eurocoop Camini (2021, 2020, 2019), Welcome Festival Padova (2019), Isolab (Venice, 2015), Color Café (Bassano del Grappa, 2013), Institute for Social Studies (The Hague, NL, 2011), Platform Spartak (The Hague, 2011).

Education: • MSc in “Comparative International Relations” at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice – First Class Honour (110 e Lode) – with Overseas program in ”Contemporary Chinese studies” at Remnin University of China,Beijing and University of Ottawa Summer Schoo

• BA in “Mass Communication Science” at University of Padua with Erasmus program in “European and International Studies” at The Hague University of Applied Science (NL)

Languages: Proficient in English, French, Spanish and Italian - Intermediate in German, Greek and Portuguese - Basic in Turkish and Persian.

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