Portrait | Nominee

Antonello Veneri

Trento / Italy www.antonelloveneri.com

Suburban Interiors


 Suburban Interiors is a long-term project consisting of portraits of Brazilian people living on the periphery (in the favelas and communities) of the main cities of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador e São Paulo. In most cases, photographers and journalists only enter these areas to take photos of violence or poverty. In this project, on which I have been working since 2013, I want to tell a different story – one based on intimacy, details and people’s daily lives. This project is an attempt to respond to a question that many Brazlians don’t want to ask themselves: what is life like and who are the people who live in the homes located on the periphery of Brazil’s cities?


Antonello Veneri was born in Italy(1973), lives and works in Brasil since 2009.

He was a journalist and editor-in-chief of the magazine QuestoTrentino (1999-2009).

He published in newspapers and magazines (National Geographic, Le Monde, El Pais, Folha de São Paulo, La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, Vice, Carta Capital, Yorokobu ...) as well as the images already published in books , exhibitions, museums and galleries.

He collaborates with the Ministry of Health of Brazil (Fiocruz) and several national and international NGOs.

In 2014 he won the National Geographic Italia Award for Best Feature"Il mio viaggio" with a work about Salvador da Bahia.

In 2016 he won the Persio Galembeck Prize, is a finalist for Lugano Photodays and an essay about Salvador is selected among the best photographic essays of Lensculture Street Photography.

In 2017 he won Canon Brazil Award (2nd place), "Celebrações ".