Matilde Gattoni, b 1974 Italian/French
Matilde started her career in Palestine in 2000 covering the second Intifada. She was then commissioned by the UN to cover the consequences of war and drought on the local population in Eritrea and Tadjikistan. In 2004 Médecins sans Frontières asks her to cover the psychological consequences of the tsunami and the war in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Since then Matilde has been focusing her work in war torn countries working on the condition of refugees mainly in the Middle East and Africa.
Her stories are published on Time, Time Lightbox, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Observer, Die Zeit, Foreign Policy, Neon Magazine, Geo, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Elle, The International Herald Tribune.
Her book “Uzbekistan, 10 years after independence”; published in 2002 was made in collaboration with the Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, one of the major experts of Central Asia and Afghanistan. The book depicts a social frame of Uzbekistan 10 years after its independence from the USSR and poses the delicate question of the future of the Uzbek nation, the most powerful country in Central Asia thanks to its strategic geographical position.
She has been awarded the IPA, Px3, Lens Culture, International Color Award, San Francisco International Exhibition.