Nicola Lo Calzo is an Italian photographer born in Torino in 1979. After training in architecture, he started his artistic endeavour in 2001. His photography is that of a documentary proposal, undertaken halfway between journalism and art, while focusing on minority and identity issues. He contributes with the press on a regular basis (The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The New York Times, Granta, Courrier International, Le Monde, Libération, Geo, Eyemazing, Photo, L’Espresso, Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa,…), and is also commissioned by institutional or commercial enterprises (Unesco, Landor, SFR foundation, Alinari Foundation …). His work has been exhibited in France and in other countries, and most notably at Rencontres d’Arles, at the Confluences Museum, and at the Alinari National Museum for Photography, in Italy. His photographs are in private collections and museums, such as the Alinari Archives in Florence, the National Library of France in Paris and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. For four years, he has been working on a project about the legacy and memories of colonial slavery: the Cham project. Nicola Lo Calzo lives and works in Paris.