Davide Monteleone |1974 , Born in Italy

Davide Monteleone started his career in 2000, when he became an editorial photographer for the Contrasto agency. The next year he moved to Moscow as a correspondent. This decision determined his ensuing career.

Since 2003, Monteleone has lived between Italy and Russia, pursuing long-term personal projects. He published his first book Dusha, Russian Soul in 2007, followed by La Linea Inesistente in 2009, and Red Thistle in 2012.

His projects have brought him numerous awards, including various World Press Photo prizes and several grants like “Aftermath” and the European Publisher Award. In recent years he has carried out projects for leading international magazines, foundations and cultural institutions, exhibiting and teaching. Since 2011 Davide has been a member of VII Photo.

He lives and works between Italy and Russia.

  • Grozny, Republic of Chechnya, Russia March 2013
  • Shatoy, Republic of Chechnya, Russia March 2013
  • Grozny, Republic of Chechnya, Russia March 2013
  • Elistandzhi, Republic of Chechnya, Russia, March 2013 2014