Marco Longari graduated with Honours from the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia in Rome in 1999. He had started his career as a photojournalist the previous year covering the unrest in Kosovo. This work is collected in a book, “Nachbarn des Krieges” published by Styria of Austria. He moved to Africa at the beginning or the year 2000 where he started to freelance for AFP and for other major US and European publications. In 2002 his work on refugees is collected in the volume “Rifugiati” (Sossella) with a preface by the Dalai Lama. As Chief Photographer for AFP he served in Nairobi, coordinating the coverage of the Eastern African region and in Jerusalem where he is currently based, covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Over the course of his career he covered among other issues the Darfur crisis, the war in Georgia and the events of the Arab Spring. His work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions.