Federico Borella is a freelance photojournalist.


Internationally published, Federico has more than 10 years of experience as a news photographer and reportage working for both national and foreign magazines, agencies and publications, including Time Magazine, CNN, Stern, Days Japan, Xl Semanal, National Geographic USA, Alpha magazine, Magazinet Norway, Aftenposten, Dagens Nyether, Corriere della Sera, Quotidiano Nazionale, Panorama, L'Espresso Group. 


Well versed in video making with advanced knowledge of storytelling, composition, lighting and post production—Federico is an educator in photography and photojournalism.


Federico completed a degree in Classical Literature & MesoAmerican Archeology at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in 2008. He then completed a Master in Photography Journalism at the Jhon Kaverdash Academy of Milan. From 2009-2015, he worked as commissioned photographer for John Hopkins University in Bologna. 

He is also a contributing photographer for the International photojournalism agency Parallelozero.


In September 2017 he screened at Visa pour l'image two different projects: “The enduring life of a quad amputee veteran” and “Sheroes” and he was also a member of the jury of the Visa d'Or news section.


Winner of the Lens Culture emerging talent award 2017

Winner of the Silver in Press Feature Story PX3 2018


Selected exhibiting photographer of Lumix International Festival of Young Photojournalism






Based in Bologna, Federico is available for assignments.


Contact me by e-mail federicoborella@gmail.com or +393202253417