MFIAP HonEFIAP EFIAP/g
FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique)
President since August 2012
General Secretary from April 2002 to August 2012
Member of FIAP Nature Commission , from 2000 to 2006
ISF (Image Sans Frontière European International Organization)
Founder and Vice-President from 1996 to 2002
Director for the South Europe Area from 1996 to 2002
Both charges were left in March 2002 when the FIAP Directory Board called him to cover the role of "FIAP General Secretary ".
FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Arts)
Foreign Department Director from September 1998 to August 2012
Founder and Director of the Nature Committee, from 1990 to 2001
He approached photography in 1974 working both in B/W and Color.
Travel and Nature photographer, he is presently coordinator and trainer of photography courses and workshops (advanced and beginner course of nature and travel) and collaborator of "Panda Photo" Photographic Agency - Rome.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
For the Italian Federation he has organized from 1994 until now, about 150 International Expositions with Foreign Federations, Clubs and authors.
He has actively participated in shows and competitions realizing from 1980 to today more than 350 personal and collective exhibitions and slide and digital projections in Italy and abroad. He has gathered more than 1000 admissions in international competitions and over 200 awards.
Five times FIAP World Champion in Nature: Finland 1999 (CLP), South Africa 2001 (CLP), Australia 2003 (CLP), Croatia 2006 (CLP and SLIDES). Once FIAP World Champion in Projected Images (Belgium 2011) and three times FIAP Gold Medal in Projected Images World Cups (Finland 1999, Belgium 2002 and Indonesia 2009).
In 2007 he won the Second FIAP World Cup for Clubs, with his Club "Il Gruppo Fotografico Il Cupolone" of Florence
In 2011 he won with the FIAF team the 60th Anniversary FIAP Cup "Children of the World" in Singapore.
Judge in more than 200 national and international competitions since 1982.
He has taken part to international juries in 24 different countries: Belgium, France, Malta, Ireland, England, Croatia, Nederland, San Marino, Hong Kong, China, Portugal, Serbia, Greece, Austria, Spain, Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, India, Turkey, Emirates and Oman.
Thanks to the results obtained he received:
from the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP)
the title of MFIAP, EFIAP/g and Hon.EFIAP
from Image Sans Frontière (ISF)
the titles of "Constellation Dauphin ISF" (D.ISF), Actif ISF (AISF) and Fondateur ISF (FISF);
from the Photographic Society of America (PSA)
3 stars in Nature, 3 stars in Slides and 1 star in Color Print
from the Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche (FIAF)
2 stars in Projected Images and the title of Benemerito della Fotografia Italiana (Outstanding photographer of the Italian Federation) - (BFI)
from some Federations, clubs, Municipalities the titles:
"Guest Professor of Shandong University of Art and Design" - Jinan - China
"Honorary Chairman of the Photographic Society of Confucius Hometwon" - Jinan - China
"Senior adviser of Art of Lishui Photographers Association" - China
" Honorary Cityzen of Tengzhou City" – Tengzhou – China
"Honorary Fellowship of Saudi Photographers' House" (Hon.FSPH) - Saudi Arabia
"Honorary Fellowship of Bangladesh Photographic Society" (Hon.FBPS) - Bangladesh
"Membro de Honor Federaciòn Argentina de Fotografia" (MH.FAF)
"Membro de Honor de Foto Club Buenos Aires" (MHFCBA) - Argentina
"Membro de Honor de la Peña Fotografica Rosarina" (MHPFR) – Argentina
"Membro de Honor de Foto Club Argentino" (MHFCA) – Argentina
"Honorary Member of Photographic Club Pascal (HONPESGSPC) – Cyprus
"Socio Onorario" of the "Associazione Sammarinese Fotoamatori"- San Marino
"Honorary Member of "Sille Sanat Sarayi" Association (Hon.SSS) - Turkey
"Socio Onorario" of the "Associazione Cinefotografica Civitavecchia" - Italy
"Socio Onorario" of the "Gruppo Fotografico Chiavari" - Italy
"Socio Onorario" of the "Associazione Fotografi naturalisti Toscani" - Italy