Gianluca Pulcini, Rome 1971.
After taking a Political Sciences degree in '98, he approaches photography and becomes a self-taught photographer. In '99 he takes his first trip to Thailand where he realizes a reportage about thai boxing. Fascinated by asian culture he keeps on travelling and making photographs in Thailand and confinig countries such as Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Between 2001 and 2003 he visits Israel and Palestine illustrating the influence of 9/11 on the area's conflict's evolution. In the meantime he also releases reportage in Italy, Senegal, Mexico and India. These have been published by "Emergency Magazine", "Io Donna", "Internazionale", "Il Manifesto", "Panorama", "La Repubblica", "Il Foglio", "Il Mattino".
From 2000 to 2004 he collaborated with Contrasto agency.
In 2003 he issues a calendary working with the Judicial Psychiatric Hospital of Aversa. Drawning the idea from his previous reportage about thai boxing, in 2002 he realizes a documentary about Sanpeet, a six year old baby boxer, enthusiastically welcomed in international festivals like the IDFA in Amsterdam, the HWR in New York and the Torino Film Festival among others (http://www.karousel.org/san%20peet/index.html
), and broadcasted by Canal+. At the moment he lives in Rome.
Shortlisted finalist at the SONY AWARDS 2012, Travel category.
Angkor Photo Festival 2012: Trans Asia.