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 National Geographic, Newsweek, Time Magazine, National Geographic, CNN, Stern, Dummy, Days Japan, XL Semanal, NZZ, Alpha magazine, Aftenposten, among others.  In 2019 was named Photographer of the year 2019 at Sony Awards 2019.


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 John Kaverdash Academy of Milan. From 2009-2015, he worked as a freelance photographer for LaRepubblica newspaper and commissioned photographer for John Hopkins University in Bologna. From 2015 to 2019 for QN quotidiano nazionale. He’s actually based in Bologna, Italy teaching photography and storytelling and organizing travel workshops.


Sony Award 2019 Photographer of the year
Sony Award 2019 Documentary Category winner
Harvard University Planetary Health Alliance 2019 

Life Framer Human body call 2019

Life Framer Open Call 2018 
Paris Photo Prize PX3 Feature Story 2018 
Finalist Lumix international Festival of Young Photojournalism 2018
Member of the Visa D’Or Jury 2017 
Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award 2017


New York city, London, Tokyo, Milan, Paris, Bologna, Berlin, Hannover, Perpignan, among others.