About Riccardo Budini

Riccardo Budini, graduated and worked for 8 years as an architect before turning to documentary photography full time.


Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, Die Zeit, La Nación, La Repubblica, Al Jazeera, L’Unità, L’Espresso amongst others.


– Venice Art Biennale 2017 (Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo – official collateral events)

– Tribeca at Soho Gallery. A venue run by retired NYtimes photojournalists (New York City)

– Rome, Italy – at Ex Cartiera Latina (an old paper mill converted into a museum space which incidentally I collaborated in the restauration works as an architect years before)

Books: Lives of the Bolognese Painters, Harvey Miller Publishers, London 2014 – 22 Photos on assignment for NGA-CASVA

Riccardo worked for governmental cultural bodies like the US National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), Washington D.C., the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in Rome, the Spanish San Martin Pinario Museum and U.S.C. University of Santiago de Compostela. Amongst its private clients Riccardo counts on Bulgari Image dept., Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Solaria Corporation, iGuzzini lighting s.p.a. He’s also listed as a General Electric Lighting photography supplier and has been a contract photographer for other international companies.

Member of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

Founder of photojournalists collective UnFrame

Awards :

-2015 – 2 Honorable mentions IPA Awards / Lucie Foundation

-2013 – Won 5 honorable Mentions in the Professional Categories: Feature Story, Editorial, Lyfestyle, Cityscape and Architecture at the International Photography Awards

-2013 – Won 2 Honorable Mentions in Professional Press – Feature Story and Travel at PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris

– 2012 – Rated amongst the top ten photographers in the architecture professional category by the Honorary Judging Committee of the Sony World Photography Awards (World Photography Organisation)


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