Massimo Berruti |1979 , Born in Rome, Italy

In 2003, Massimo Berruti gave up studying biology to explore photography, having taken several courses. A committed photographer and a member of the VU' agency since 2007, he started his professional career working for major Italian and European magazines such as l'Espresso, Internazionale, la Repubblica delle Donne, Le Monde 2 and The Independent. Since 2007, he has been working in central Asia, focusing on social change in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Massimo Berruti received a special mention from the panel of judges at the Scoop International Festival in 2008. The same year he was selected for the 15th Joop Swart Masterclass, and won second prize in the 'General News' category of the International Photography Award.

In 2009 his work was rewarded with the Young Reporter's Award at the " Visa pour l'Image " Festival. His reportage Targeted killings in Karachi won second prize in 2011 in the second World Press Photo and third prize in the international Picture of the Year, following an Award of Excellence in 2010.

Massimo Berruti won the second Carmignac Gestion Foundation photojournalism award.

  • Imam Dherai, Swat Valley, Pakistan 2011
  • Mahnbanr, Swat Valley, Pakistan 2011
  • Bara Bandi, Swat Valley, Pakistan 2010
  • Malam Jabba, Swat Valley, Pakistan 2011