Andrea Frazzetta was born in Lecce, in Southern Italy. He grew up in Milan though, where he studied art and architecture. One week after his graduation, he took a flight for the Amazon Forest, following a small NGO, where he realized his first photo story. Since then, he decided to devote himself entirely to photography using it as a mean for discovery and story-telling. He started traveling and worked on several photo reportages, mainly in Africa, South America and in the Mediterranean area.
He has worked on personal projects and assignments in more than 50 countries around the world.
Andrea is a contributor to the The New York Times Magazine and to National Geographic Travel.
His work has been published in magazines such as Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, GEO, L’Espresso, D Repubblica, and Vanity Fair.
He has exhibited and screened his photographs in a large number of personal and collective exhibitions, among which: The International Photographic Festival of Arles, the Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Visa Pour l’Image – the International Festival of Photojournalism of Perpignan, and the Festival Internazionale Della Fotografia of Rome.
Andrea’s work has been recognized through several photography awards: the Canon Prize Italian Young Photographer, the Yann Geffroy Award for his story “Obama Village”, the PDN photo annual for his work on the African Cinema commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, the American Photography for his work from Tokyo published by Newsweek, and the PX3 – Prix De La Photographie Paris.
In 2017 his work from Danakil is among the winners of the PND Photo Annual, The American Photography, The Fence and the recipient of a GOLD MEDAL – Feature Story Category – from the Society of Publication Designers.
He was nominated for the World Press Photo Masterclass and for the Foam Award, and he was among the finalists of the OjodePez Award for Human Values.
Andrea is represented by INSTITUTE for Artist Management