Born in northwest Italy, Marco Grassi is a young, self-taught photographer who had always dreamed of leading a life less ordinary, punctuated by adventures and memorable experiences. Several years later, his dream was realised as he travelled through all kinds of landscapes, to the four corners of the globe, from the most remote areas to overpopulated metropolises. His passion for travel photography emerged very early on, at the age of twenty, when he undertook a one-year expedition to New Zealand alone, to immerse himself in the wild. Two years later, camera in hand, he disembarked for China, where he travelled to Larung Gar in Sichuan province, the largest Buddhist community in the world and whose existence is now politically controversial. A talented artist, Marco has garnered numerous distinctions for his images, which are produced without the aid of retouching software. Firstly, in 2015, he won a National Geographic prize and the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Award, but also in 2016, where he received honours at the Magnum Photo Awards.