Federico Borella is a freelance photojournalist named Photographer of the year 2019 at Sony Awards 2019.
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 Newsweek, Time Magazine, CNN, Stern, Days Japan, XL Semanal, National Geographic USA, NZZ, Alpha magazine, Magazinet Norway, Aftenposten, Dagens Nyether, among others. 


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


Borella completed a degree in Classical Literature & Meso-american 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. 


Member of the Jury of the “Visa d’Or” 2017 news section
Winner of the Lens Culture emerging talent award 2017
Winner of the Silver in Press Feature Story PX3 2018
Winner of Life Framer 2018 Open Call
Finalist of Lumix International Festival of Young Photojournalism

Honorable mention at Harvard University Planetary Health alliance 2019

Winner of Documentary category at Sony Awards 2019
Winner of the Life Framer The face of earth 2019
Shortlisted at InnoEnergy Photo Contest 2019



Federico Borella

Federico Borella is a photographer and journalist based in Italy. Focused on contemporary issue and daily life pictures around the world. workshop teacher.
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