I am a photojournalist and writer interested in the social and environmental transformations at the borders of Europe, Middle East and Asia. I explore how people in the world compete over natural resources and what freedom means for human beings, from youth, to utopia-seekers, to migrants on the move looking for a better future.

I am often on the road and sometimes based between Venice, Rome and Athens. I still don't really know where I want to live. I wrote a book about my first  moneyless journey: "I Passeggeri della Terra", published by Polaris.

Italian Journalist Card N. 162571


  • 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: zolinphoto@gmail.com

Twitter: @zolinphoto   Facebook: NZ  Instagram: zolinphoto


2018 Bronze -  Tokyo Photo Awards - 'Rising Sun, Troubled Waters'

2018 No Profit Award Finalist 'Festival della Fotografia Etica' - 'Mahìla'

2017 Bronze - Moscow Photo Awards - 'Because we were lost'

2017 Spotlight Award Finalist 'Festival della Fotografia Etica' - 'Iran Underground'



'Mahìla: a light in the darkness for widows in Nepal', Loggia del Municipio, Bassano del Grappa

'Because we were lost', Escampeta Festival, France


"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)


“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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