Marco Bulgarelli (b.1973) is an Italian photographer born in Rome.
After the studies of history and geography at “La Sapienza” University of Rome and the studies for direction, he attended the three-year master at the Roman School of Photography where he graduated in 2002. Since then he has used his ability to fit in different social contexts and this has allowed him to tell unknown worlds from inside, such as youth culture, homosexuality, childhood, immigration, faith and west culture.
Polyhedric photographer in continuous communicative research stands out for the wise use both color and black and white, 35mm as well as medium format. He deals with various issues through a style that fits, each time, to the characteristics of the subject. His work stands out by its human and poetic approach, creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on cultural, social and travel themes.
Since the beginning of his career he has constantly worked for the weekly magazine “L’Espresso”, that allowed him to follow various topics related mainly to social, cultural and urban changes of the 21st Century. This collaboration enabled him to gain experience and face with the most different circumstances.
Thereafter, he has become closer to the issues followed during the university, such as geography, cultural anthropology and history. Consequently, he has developed the project, in collaboration with the National Geographic magazine, about the various degrees of integration of the Chinese community in Italy. He has produced several reportages in Italy, Middle East, India, South East Asia and also in the European capitals. However, he has mainly focused his interest in the Eastern Europe, travelling extensively since 2002. One of the last works concerns a long-term project about the Danube river, a journey searching European identity after the enlargement to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe; in 2013 it became a book and a travelling exhibition.
Since January 2012 he has been distributed by LUZ agency.
Currently he collaborates with the most important Italian and international publishers and exhibits in galleries and museums. His works have received several international awards. In addition to his personal projects, commercial and editorial assignments, Bulgarelli is a teacher of photography.
International federation of journalists press card number I 3969.