Tommaso Aguzzi is a freelance photographer born and raised in Castelleone di Suasa, a small village in the Italian hills between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. He has lived in Italy, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Kazakhstan and traveled around more than 30 countries. He is fluent in Italian, English and Russian and is conversational in German and Spanish.
He attained his undergraduate degree in International Development and Cooperation at the University of Bologna and a double master’s degree in Global Studies at the Universities of Vienna, Austria, and Roskilde, Denmark. Through his academic research, he developed a strong interest in the post-Soviet region, including its multifaceted peoples, cultures and landscapes, as well as the socio-political dynamics behind its societies. After completing his studies, he decided to move to Almaty, Kazakhstan, to work and learn the Russian language. During his stay in Central Asia, he went on a two-month road trip through Southern Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and developed a personal photo project exploring the different landscapes and peoples met on his solo journey. He continues to work on long-term projects using photography and text exploring the changing nature of socioeconomic restructuring and how these developments affect social power relations. Tommaso is a restless traveler, hiker and learner seeking the most authentic humanity and beauty in all their nuances.
Link to Tommaso’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/tomaguzzi/