FABIO CUTTICA, photographer
Fabio Cuttica is a documentary photographer based in Tijuana, Mexico.
Born in Rome (1973), he grew up in Colombia and Peru until his teenage years, then moving to Italy. After he completed his studies on photography in the European Institute of Design and Visual Arts in Rome, he began his own practice in Rome, shooting news for Italian newspapers.
Since 2001, he has mostly focused his work in Latin America, documenting social, cultural, health and human rights issues of its reality.
During the year 2004, he works on a personal project "La prima cosa" (the first thing) about the difficulties that some poor families in Italy find trying to have a house and decide to occupy abandoned houses. The project was awarded with the 2005 Canon Award as the best project. In 2005, he decides to go back to Colombia, Bogotá.
During the 2006-2008 period, his work was concentrated in Venezuela, where he documented the social changes and aspects of the Venezuelan reality under the government of Hugo Chavez.
Since 2010, Fabio lives in Mexico, where he has documented aspects of the conflict provoked by the ongoing war for territory control between drug cartels and the State. At present, he is working on a long-term project called “Dark Passage”, about the long and difficult odissey that thousands of illegal migrants -majority Central-American and Mexicans, face everyday along the way to reach the Northern-Mexican border to, finally, cross it.