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Dario De Dominicis (Rome 1965) began working as a professional photographer in 1993. His work is published in several Italian and international newspapers (Espresso, Newsweek, Le Monde, Sunday Times, El Pais, Die Zeit). In 1999 he was commissioned a reportage in black and white about life inside the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary. The photos were published by the Vicariate of Rome on the Jubilee of 2000. Since then he has increasingly turned his attention to his personal research and his projects. In 2001 he completed a project, lasted four years, on the actual monarchist movement in Italy. The work was published inside the weekly insert of the Corriere della Sera. In 2002 he carries out a photographic documentation in black and white, in cooperation with four Italian photographers, on behalf of the non-profit association “Thirty Hours for Life”. This work were presented in an exhibition at the Roman School of Photography and collected in a photographic book. From 2002 to 2009 he had teached photojournalism at the Roberto Rossellini State Institute for Cinema and Television in Rome. Since 2003 to 2009 he held photojournalism courses at the school Officine Fotografiche in Rome. In 2004, he published his first book in black and white ”A Cuban story”, issues by Postcart. This long-term project summarizes a fifteen years investigation aimed to follow the Cuba’s transformation after   the fall of the socialist block in Europe. In 2009 he moved to Rio de Janeiro with the purpose to follow Brazilian socio-political events and document how the country was preparing for the arrival of two mega-events such as the FIFA Word Cup and Olympics. From 2011 to 2014 he collaborates assiduously with Le Monde for which realises a big number of reportages, including – Military invasion of  the biggest favela in RIo, Construction of Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest, Pope visit in Rio de Janeiro and seven City-Portraits about different Brazilian cities that were daily published during the Fifa World Cup’s opening, in 2014. In 2012 and 2013 he is called to document visually the story of some old Brazilian men who are the last survivors among   the fifty-five thousand people enlisted to collect rubber in the Amazon Rainforest, during the Second World War. The work was presented in a book issued by “Escrituras Publishing” in 2015 and entitled “The Rubber Soldier”, In 2013 he held a workshop called “Vision without borders”, during the International Photography Festival “Paraty em Foco”. From 2013 to 2016 he carries out a photographic research on a religious event taking place every year in the northeast of Brazil, the second largest pilgrimage for the Feast of Saint Francis in the world. With this project, Dario will partecipate as one of the protagonists in a documentary film about photography and its interaction with contemporary society, produced by Irê Brasil Production. During 2015 and 2016 he start working as a videographer and Director of Photography to a new documentary film about  the life of the Brazilian team of blind football. In 2016 he holds a new workshop at the Photography Festival, where speaks about style and visual language in the reportage photography.