Karl Mancini is an Italian documentary photographer based out of Rome and Buenos Aires. Since 2001 he has worked in more than 90 countries, with a particular preference for Asia and South America, as a freelance photojournalist and writer, following socio-historical and political events and focusing on issues such as gender violence (which he has worked on for 15 years) war aftermaths, minorities, human rights, environment, and migration. His long-term work "Vivir Para Contarlo / Live to Tell" on gender violence and women’s movements' fight for fundamental human rights has been awarded, among others, at the Sony World Photography Award, Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Days Japan International Photojournalism Award, Gomma Grant, Photon Award, Prix Visa del ANI, Kolga Awards, and selected among the finalists of the prestigious Alexia Foundation Professional Grant and Leica Oscar Barnack Award.
His works have also been exhibited in USA, England, Russia, Australia, India, Japan, Italy, Spain, Greece, Canada, Israel, Georgia, Switzerland, and in many important international festivals, earning him several awards in many prestigious competitions. His stories have been featured in some of the most prominent magazines and newspapers from all over the world, and he regularly collaborates with International NGOs and international magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Stern Magazine, Der Spiegel, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, CNN, GEO, Internazionale, L'Espresso, El Pais, El Mundo, Die Zeit, Courrier International, 6Mois, XL Semanal, NZZ among many others. In 2015 he published a book, ITALIANSKIJ, about the Italian community in Crimea persecuted during the Stalinian Purges. From January 2014 to Feruary 2017 he has collaborated with Echo Photojournalism as a staff photographer. He's currently freelance and in the last years is working on environmental issues related to the socio-economical consequences of neocolonialism.