Born in 1958 in the port city of Catania, on the east coast of Sicily, Massimo Siragusa started his career with journalism studies before opening a bookshop and gallery dedicated to Italian photographers. In 1989, at the age of 29, he decided to become a photographer after meeting Ferdinando Scianna, a Sicilian international reporter from Magnum. He then moved to Milan and started his collaboration with the Contrasto agency. Now living in Rome, Massimo Siragusa teaches his art practice to the students of the European Institute of Design. His images in a saturated style have been published in international magazines such as New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, El Pais or Le Figaro . They have been exhibited in Italy and abroad (France, Belgium, and Russia) and have won several honours at the World Press Photo Awards, Sony Awards, and Moscow Foto Awards. Massimo Siragusa has also produced advertising campaigns for the brands Lavazza, Kodak, Moleskine, Bosch, Kartell, and Alfa Romeo, among others.