Luciano del Castillo

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Luciano del Castillo (born 23 June 1960, Palermo) is an Italian photographer and journalist specializing in war photography.


Castillo started working in 1980 as a photojournalist in Palermo for daily newspaper L'Ora and the agency Informazione fotografica by Letizia Battaglia and Franco Zecchin. In 1987, Castillo collaborated for "Action Press" in Hamburg on issues in Eastern European nations such as Romania, Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia. In 1986 and also from 1994 to 1996, he realized monographic dossiers for Iberian television TV3.

In 1994 in Rome, he worked for the national newspapers and magazines Il Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica, Il Messaggero, La Stampa, L'Unità, Avvenire, Panorama, L'Espresso, Famiglia Cristiana, and Diario, along with the international magazines and newspapers The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Washington Post,[1] International Herald Tribune, El País, La Vanguardia, El Tiempo, El Mundo, The Australian, and Der Spiegel.

From 1995 to April 2002, he worked for Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (a.k.a. ANSA), an Italian news Agency in Rome. From June 2002 to January 2004, worked for the Associated Press in Rome. He has been working for ANSA since December 2005.

He was a speaker at a conference on the role of photography in war zones; the conference was organized by the Italian Foundation of Photography and took place in Turin in April 2002. In 2002, he published a dossier on the dangers of being a war reporter for weekly magazine Diario.

From 2002 to the end of 2005, he worked mainly abroad in areas of conflict, including for the Italian Department of Civil Defense for missions carried out in countries affected by natural disasters. Assignments he attended to were for an earthquake in Bam, Iran;[2] an earthquake in Al Hoceima, Morocco; and the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka.[3]

In 2005, he published a dossier from Nasiriya, Iraq titled "Brigata Combat Camera" in the weekly magazine L'Espresso.

Castillo has collaborated, along with Professor Luigi Goglia, with the faculty of history of journalism and mass communication at Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

Castillo was a teacher at the annual course for journalists working in areas of crisis, organized by the Ministry of Defense and in collaboration with the Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana.

In 2008, he contributed to the publication of the Palestinian magazine "Wameed" [4]




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  3. ^ Quelle grida silenziose 2005-02-06. Retrieved on 2010-11-28.
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