Stefano De Luigi (Cologne, 1964) is a professional photographer since 1988. He lived in Paris from 1989 to 1996, working for the Louvre Museum. In 1998 he completed the project Celebrities, about the fashion world. During these years he exhibited internationally in collective exhibitions: Edinburgh, Paris, Arles and in personal exhibitions: Braga and Savignano. In 2000 he received the Honorable Mention of Leica Oskar Barnack Award. That same year he started the project Pornoland, a photographic journey on pornographic film sets around the world.
From 2003 to 2006, he worked on Blindness- a photographic project on the blindness condition in the world (Vision 2020- WHO award and W.E. Smith Fellowship Grant 2007). In 2006 Stefano De Luigi embarked on the project Cinema Mundi, a World Cinema exploration on the alternative cinematographic scene external to the Hollywood dream factory including China, Russia, Iran, Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea and India. Cinema Mundi has been also transformed in a short 7 minutes movie projected at Locarno International Film Festival on August 4, 2007. Stefano De Luigi has won the World Press Photo contest four times in different categories (1998-2007-2010-2011). In 2009 he won the Moving Walls of Soros Foundation and his work was exposed in Washington and New York. In 2010 he won the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award and the Getty Grant for Editorial Photography. Blanco won the POYi Best Photography Book Award 2011. In 2013, Stefano De Luigi has won the Days Japan (Special Jury Prize) and Prix du Festival de St-Brieuc. His photographs have been published in the most important international magazines, including: Stern, Paris Match, Le Monde 2, Time, The New Yorker, Internazionale, L’Espresso, Geo ,Vanity Fair, El Pais, Sunday Time Magazine. Stefano De Luigi is a member of VII agency since 2008.