Photojournalist, street photographer and writer interested in the social and environmental transformations at the borders of Europe, Middle East and Asia. Often on the road, I am based btw Venice, Rome and Athens.

Italian Journalist Card N. 162571

I am reporting on Italian, Balkan and Greek affairs mainly for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and I love to get lost and photographs stories of people's research of freedom and meaning in life. You can find the list of my articles here: Articles 

In a previous life I traveled moneyless around the world profiting from the surplus and wastes created by contemporary consumerist society. I wrote the story in a book: "I Passeggeri della Terra", published in May 2016 and about to be reprinted with a new edition in June 2018.


  • 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 
  •  Basic Greek, Persian, German and Portoguese.


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, Adventures, Pagina99, Athleta, AD, Welt am Sonntag and few others. Check some of these publications on the Tearsheet page.

Contact: [email protected]

Twitter: @zolinphoto   Facebook: NZ  Instagram: zolinphoto



"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, 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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