Luca Vecoli, born in Pietrasanta (Italy) in 1965, is a freelance photographer based in Berlin. Luca studied philosophy at the University of Pisa and graduated with a thesis in aesthetics. Since 1996 he is based in Berlin where he firstly started to work as a freelance photographer for the Berliner Zeitung and other media outlets. Additionally he studied at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie and frequented the masterclass of Arno Fischer in 2011. Today he works as a self-employed photo journalist specialized in portraits and documentary photography, collaborating with national and international agencies and media.

Education

  • 2011 Masterclass Arno Fischer, Ostkreuz School of Photography
  • 2009 - 2011 Ostkreuz School of Photography
  • 1998 Degree in Philosophy, University of Pisa, Italy

Professional experience
Since 2000 freelance photographer, assignments from international media, companies and agencies (Selected client references: Corbis, Berliner Zeitung, taz. Die Tageszeitung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Weber Shandwick, Forte Magazine, Science Notes Magazin, Cicero, Der Tagesspiegel et al.)

Selected exhibitions, publications and awards 

2018 Care
Foto Festival Seravezza Fotografia, Italy.

2016 Filmriss
Collective exhibition, during the European Month of Photography.

2015 Night shift
An eight weeks series of photo features on night workers.
Published by taz. Die Tageszeitung.

2013 Kennst Du das Land …
Solo exhibition. 9. Fotografischer Salon Friedenau, Berlin.

2013 La Materia delle Forme
Photo series on marble workshops in Tuscany. Collective exhibition:
“Siehste, jeht doch! Letzter Jahrgang der Meisterschüler Arno Fischers.”
Curated by Matthias Flügge. Supported by Kommunale Galerie Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin.

2012 Wie wollen wir leben?
Second Prize of the Hoepfner Stiftung for the photo series “Haltestelle Woodstock”.

2011 Mittenmang
Volume of portraits on the social commitment of immigrants in Germany.
Published by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

2010 Anna, Renzo und all die Anderen
Series of portraits of Italian artists in Berlin. Supported by Italienisches Kulturinstitut Berlin. Exhibited during the European Month of Photography.

2009 Care Photo reportage. 
Several publications and inaugural exhibition of the Fotosalon Friedenau.

2006 Berlin, Tiefenschärfe.
Several exhibitions in Berlin and Italy.

2004 The best photographs of 2003
Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fotografie e.V.

Language skills
Italian, German, basic English