Simone Perolari was born in Biella, Italy, in 1976. Freelance photographer since 2003. Lives and works in Paris. In the 2001 he started a work in progresentitled “Come in uno specchio”, now renamed “About us”. It is a reportage about the most important and prestigious international photographers.
In 2005 he started to follow the problems of immigrants and homeless. In the same year, he began a collaboration with Amnesty International and Medicine Sans Frontières Italia. In collaboration with Amnesty International he published two documentary projects entitled “Lampedusa: Ingresso vietato” and “Invisibili”. Soon after, he was commissioned by the Italian section of Amnesty International to provide pictures for the Italian and Belgian campaign entitled “Invisibili”, an awareness raising campaign for the rights of undocumented minors in detention centres.
In February 2006 he was the official photographer for the XX Winter Oliympic Games held in Turin.
Now is implementing a project entitled WELCOME on refugees arriving in Europe.
As a reporter and portraitist, Perolari works with major magazines as L’economy, Vanity Fair, Io Donna, L’Espresso, L’equipe Mag, IL — Intelligence in Lifestyle del Sole 24 ore, Il venerdì di Repubblica and Italian companies and institutions Lavazza Bipca, Regione Piemonte.
Since 2010 he collaborates with the LUZphoto agency and Invision Images and several other agencies which distribute his files material.
“…..this town, where I was born, for so long I thought it was the whole world.
Now that I’ve truly seen the world and I know it’s made out of many small towns,
I don’t think when I was a kid i was that wrong”.