Alfredo Falvo is an Italian photographer now working in the UK. From 1998 to 2000 he studied at the International Center of Photography in New York where he also did an internship at the Magnum agency (N.Y.). In 2001 he moved back to Italy and started working as a photojournalist.
In 2003 he obtained a scholarship for the workshop ‘Progetto Reporter’ at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. He came out with his most important work in 2005, photographing the difficult reality of Skid Row, L.A., which became a book, ‘Lost Angels’, published by Stockmans and won first prize for ‘Black and white series’ at the Cliciak Photo Contest and 1st prize at the International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2009. Other projects include ‘Sumatra – After the Earthquake’, a study of the citizens of Pollazzo, Brooklyn and an ongoing project on the victims of war in the Congo.
Some of the major Italian and foreign magazines on which he has published are L’Espresso, Io Donna, Repubblica, Internazionale, D di Repubblica, Vanity Fair Italy, El Pais Semanal (Spain), L’Express (France), Vanity Fair Germany, Weliswaar and De Groene Amsterdammer (Holland).
His photographs have been published in international magazines, including L’Espresso, Io Donna, Repubblica, Internazionale, D di Repubblica, Vanity Fair Italy, El Pais Semanal (Spain), L’Express (France), Vanity Fair Germany, Weliswaar and De Groene Amsterdammer (Holland). His work has been included in photography festivals such as ‘Fotonoviembre’ (biennale of photography, Tenerife) and ‘Visa pour l’Image’ (evening projection), Perpignan, France. And his series on the Congo and ‘Lost Angels’ has exhibited in France, Italy, Spain, and Japan.