Born in Rome. 33 years old. 

Clinical and community psychologist. 

Lived and worked for several years in Bolivia, Albania and Turkey, being involved in community-based actions with and for unaccompanied minors, street children, asylum seekers and political refugees.

Freelance photographer and documentarist. 

Interested in social issues and borderline stories;  documenting issues related to migration across Europe and Middle East since 2011. 

Published "Motus", a photographic book collecting 6 years of work about migration.

Directed 4Stelle Hotel webdoc (4stellehotel.it).

Co-working with Cro.M.A. (Cross Media Action), an indipendent audiovisual collective producing webdocs, documentaries and short docs. 

Teaching participatory storytelling in high schools.

Freelance contributor for UNHCR Italy.

Collaboration with Redux Pictures and NurPhotos.

Speaking Italian, English, Spanish and Albanian. Trying to learn levantine Arabic.

Published on Internazionale, Deutsche Welle, Thompson Reuters Foundation, Mediapart, Left, Paris Match, Wall Street Journal, La Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Manifesto.

Based in Rome.

email: valerio.muscella@gmail.com

Awards

- Mediterranea 18 Young Artist, Selected for Multimedia Category, Tirana, May 2017.

- 1st Prize DIG Award 2016 - Short Reportage: "Travelling with the refugees" by Valentina Petrini, collaboration as a freelance videographer.

- 1st Prize Cross Media Reporting - Dig Award 2015, ex Premio Ilaria Alp, Directing 4Stelle Hotel webdocumentary, Italy 2015.

- 1st Prize Docunder 30 - Best Web series, Italy 2015. 4Stelle Hotel webdocumentary.

- Finalist - Primed Festival - Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Mediterraneèn, Marseille, France, 2015.  4Stelle Hotel webdocumentary

- 1st Prize ShotCalling Photofest - Witness Journal 2015, Photographic Reportage 4Stelle Hotel.




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