Emiliano Mancuso

was born in Rome in 1971. He began late in life to think of photography as a means of documenting history and depicting life. Having received his degree in philosophy in 1997, majoring in aesthetics, Mancuso began to work as a photojournalist with publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time and L’Espresso. Since 2009, he has been represented by the agency Contrasto. In 2011, he published the prize-winning book Stato d’Italia (Edizioni Postcart, 2012).


Every day, people risk their lives on epic journeys across the Saharan desert and the Mediterranean Sea, in search of safety and a better life: often only to be confronted with the buttresses of Fortress Europe. Eurozine presents highlights from Stories without borders, the exhibition series first displayed in Conversano, Italy from 11 September to 5 October 2014.