Lorenzo Tugnoli


Lorenzo Tugnoli is an Italian photographer based in Lebanon who covers the Middle East and Central Asia. His work is an ongoing exploration of the humanitarian consequences of conflicts in the region. In 2014 he published “The Little Book of Kabul”, a book project that depicts a portrait of Kabul through the daily life of a number of artists who live in the city, in collaboration with writer Francesca Recchia. He is a contract photographer for The Washington Post and his work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine among others. He joined the photography agency Contrasto in 2017. ​

Lorenzo is the 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Feature Photography, and was awarded the 1st prize in General News Stories for the World Press Photo in the same year.​

In 2020 he was awarded the 1st prize in Contemporary Issues Stories for the World Press Photo and the 2nd prize for Issue Reporting Picture Story at the PoY.​

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