Alessandro Carpentieri

After graduating from secondary school in Aeronautical Engineering, in 1983, he dedicated himself to photography and cinematography working as a cameraman for a small Rome-based agency. In 1989, he followed a course of advertising photography, but it was street photography that kept him away from the film studios. Between 1990 and 1999 he travelled in Europe and the United States, collaborating as a freelance photographer with important Italian daily newspapers (La Repubblica, L’Unità, Il Manifesto, Il Messaggero) and making several documentaries. In the same period, he worked as assistant photographer in 3 feature films and 2 RAI programmes by Silvano Agosti (“The Bullet Man” 1993, “The Second Shadow” 1998, “Pure Reason” 2000 – “Thirty Years of Forgetfulness” 1995, and “Nobel sarà lei” 1999 featuring Dario Fò). Since 1999, he has collaborated with several music magazines and publishers (Musica Jazz, The WIre, Rai Trade, Rudi Rec), which published his photographs. Since 2004, he teaches at RUFA in the academic courses of Photography, Digital Video and Video Editing and Cinematography. In 2009, he curated the photo-story in the book “Quelle voci dal vuoto “by Guido Tassinari, published by Iacobelli.
He has founded the photography group “Benaco12”