33 years old. Photojournalist and writer, interested in the social and environmental transformations at the borders of Europe, Middle East and Asia. Currently based between Rome and Athens.

Italian Journalist Card N. 162571

Covering Italy, Greece and the Balkans as a photojournalist for De Volkskrant. Contributing journalist for Left and Corriere della Sera. You can find the list of my articles here: Articles 

My book "I Passeggeri della Terra" has been published in May 2016.

My reportages and articles have been published on De Volkskrant, Stern, Politico, Al Jazeera, Vice News, Der Spiegel, La Repubblica, NZZ, De Morgen, Irin News, Le Parisien, "Papel" El Mundo, Rhythms Magazine, Il Reportage, Innsikt Aftenposten, Rue89, "Origami" La Stampa, Internazionale, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neon, SvD, Visao, Taz, La Vie, Les Jours, EurasiaNet, Caravan Mag, East, Civilization, 6Mois, Camino, Reset, La Croix, Pagina99, Athleta, AD, Welt am Sonntag amongst others. Check some of these publications on the Tearsheet page.

Contact: zolinphoto@gmail.com

Twitter: @zolinphoto   Facebook: NZ  Instagram: zolinphoto


  • 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 School
  • 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)


  •  Italian mother tongue
  •  Fluent in English, French and Spanish 
  •  Learning Greek, Persian, German, Turkish and Portoguese.

Professional Experiences 

besides photojournalism: Communication Officer at the International Dialogues Foundation in The Hague (NL), Communication Officer at Eco-Ethics-Kenya in Mombasa, co-Founder of the Locomotive Organization in The Hague, co-founder of Isolab – center for photography research in Venice, Social Photography lecturer at Institute of Social Studies of Rotterdam.



"Il sogno cinese", Bassano Fotografia Festival 2017 - Bassano del Grappa, Italia

"Iran Underground" Screening at VISA Pour l'Image, Perpignan, France

"A warehouse of souls", Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands


"A warehouse of souls", The Hague University, The Netherlands

"Exodus: Ospiti Indesiderati", Festival Biblico 2016, Bassano del Grappa (VI)


“One-Day-Only - “Oriënteren”,  FotoʼKabinet Vintage Photography Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands   

“Ocean Iran”, The Hague (NL)


“Città Globali”, Isolab, Venezia, Italy (collective)

“The Gold of Transilvania”, Padova Fotografia Festival, Padova, Italy 

“Tamang: The Last Journey”, ColorCafé, Bassano del Grappa (VI)

“Palestine: The Human Dimension”,  Carichi Sospesi, Padova


“Oceano Iran”, Bassano Fotografia Festival, Bassano del Grappa, Italy 

“Tamang: The Last Journey”, XFrame studio, Festival delle Arti, Giudecca Island, Venice

“Oriënteren”,  FotoʼKabinet Vintage Photography Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands 


“Heartbeat”, Insanitus Laboratorija, Kaunas, Lithuania

“Dentro il Muro: check point tra Palestina e Israele”, studio co.me, Treviso

“Hartslag”,  FotoʼKabinet Vintage Photography Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands 

“Palestine: The Human Dimension”, Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, NL


“Palestine: The Human Dimension”, Guanxinet  COOP, Recoaro (VI), Italy 

“Passeggeri della Terra”, Chiesetta San Marco, Marostica (VI), Italy

Eyes of a Stranger”, FotoʼKabinet Vintage Photography Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands 


The Locomotive of Freedom”, Ctrl Café, Fuerteventura, Spain


“Debuut”, FotoʼKabinet Vintage Photography Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands


“Moviemento”, The Hague University, The Hague, The Netherlands 

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