My name is Ricardo Ceppi. I was born in 1956 in Rosario, Argentina.
I’m a photographer since 1973 and I’ve worked as professional photojournalist since 1982.
Nowadays I’m founder and photographic editor of German Press Agency – dpa – Deutsche Presse Agentur – for service in Spanish throughout Latin America and an independent photojournalist. I conceive and produce my own photo interviews and investigative theme articles for important local and international media.
During 2006 and 2007 I was the image photographer of Jorge Telerman, Buenos Aires city’s mayor and was one of the team members of his election campaign.
During the first 15 years as photojournalist, I worked for several Agencies as Diarios y Noticias (DyN), Télam and on special covers for AFP and Reuter’s. I also worked for the following newspapers: Clarín and Rosario, as well as for Magazines of the Atlántida’s Publishing Group and Perfil Publishing Group. At 1998 I was the Photographic Editor of the magazine called Noticias, from the last mentioned group.
I did photojournalistic covers at Latin-American, Antarctic as well as at the United States, Europe, Egypt, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa.
During 1999 to 2001, as free lance photographer I was the editor for the photographic essays of the Nueva Magazine (distributed with many newspapers of several provincies of Argentina). During 2001, I revamped the photography department of the Rosario newspaper “La Capital” updating their digital equipment and systems and training their photographic staff.
I was the photographic editor of the 500 images for the book: Boca Jrs, the centennial book”, (1905-2005), as well as for the Touristic Installments about Argentina for the Planeta Publishing Group. I edited the images of the book 20 years of democracy, (1983-2003) for the “Conciencia” NGO.
I also researched extensively and acted as photographic compiler and curator of a historical document named “Lupanar: Photographies of an Argentine brothel” (circa 1940). This document was fully analyzed with the Gender Studies Department from the Buenos Aires University. The hole research was published at the Luna Cornea Magazine (México), Humboldt for Latin America (a magazine from the Goethe Institute of Germany), Cadernos Pagú (Unicamp, Campinhas University, Sao Paulo, Brasil), and at the Memories of the History Congress of Buenos Aires in 2003. The images were exhibited in cultural centres.
In the academic world, I’ve thought courses in Photojournalism and in Ethics and Deontology the science relative to duty or moral obligation – as part of the career of Professional Photographer at the Motivarte School of Buenos Aires. During 2007, I gave a Photojournalism course at The Swarthmore Program in Buenos Aires (SPBA).
Some of my photographies were published at the following books:
Argentines, end of the millennium portraits, Bs. As, Argentina, 1999
The Watched over Democracy, Argentine photographers. Mexico DF, 1988, between others.
Many images can be seen at the newspapers Los Ángeles Times (USA), El País and El Mundo (Madrid-España), Clarín (Argentina), Svenska Dagalbladt (Suecia), Kyrkpressen (Finlandia) and at local magazines as Viva, Gente, Noticias and Nueva. Some photographies were published at the magazines El País Semanal [EPs] (España), Newsweek (USA), News (Austria), Pays Basque (Toulouse Francia) and special document images about health for WHO – World Health Organization (Geneva)
I’m settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve the availability to produce photo interviews covering a wide area in Latin America.
You can glimpse some samples of my work at my web page: www.ricardoceppi.com
Buenos Aires, December 2010.