I was born in Agrigento, Italy, in 1978. After graduating in Natural Sciences and after my studies in evolutionary anthropology, my attention turned to photography and I became a self-taught photographer. At the beginning, I focused my lens on wildlife photography, which I practiced - and mostly still today I'm practicing - as a hobby; then, almost by chance, I started working as a professional photographer and photojournalist. From 2007 to 2010 I worked in Sicily for Ansa, Italian leading agency press, and during that time I made several photographic works on the phenomenon of migration from Africa through the Canal of Sicily. In 2011 I moved to Milan, where I started working full-time as a photojournalist, focusing my lens on news, entertainment, business, politics, society and fashion. Currently, I'm a stringer for Reuters, Ansa and Agf agencies.