Me as a child © Mario Carotenuto
Stefano Carotenuto (b. 1984, Naples, Italy). 
I'm a Cter at National Research Council of Italy and an amateur street photographer now based in Milan, Italy. 
In 2018 my work was selected by Magnum Photographer Martin Parr among the winning photos of the Open Call for Life Framer.
In June 2019 my personal story as a "one-handed street photographer" along with a selection of my work was published on Corriere Della Sera Style Magazine.
In December 2019, as a finalist at the Miami Street Photography Festival, my work was exhibited during the Art Basel Week at HistoryMiami Museum: an international event showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography to exposure up-and-coming photographers from around the globe.
In early 2020 I won the Bangkok Street Photo Festival and the Street contest Trofeo Città di Follonica.
In December 2020, as a top-23 photos shortlisted at the Miami Street Photography Festival, my work was live reviewed by photographers Meryl MeislerJeff Mermelstein, and Magnum photographer Eli Reed.
In april 2022 I won the FIIPA FIOF Italy International Photography Awards (Amateur Cat. People).
In June 2022 my work was selected by Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry among the top 10 series of the Exibart Street Contest.​​​​​​​
Selected Awards
2022 | Top 10 Series Exibart Street Contest 2021 judged by Steve McCurry
2022, 2021, 2020 | Finalist Italian Street Photo Festival
2022 | Winner FIIPA FIOF Italy International Photography Awards (Amateur Cat. People)
2020 | Finalist Street Photo Istanbul
2020, 2019 | Finalist Miami Street Photography Festival
2020 | Finalist Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards
2020, 2018 | Finalist London Street Photography Festival
2020 | Finalist Urban Photo Awards
2020 | 1st place Street Contest Trofeo Città di Follonica
2020 | 1st place Bangkok Street Photography Festival
2019 | Finalist Street Photography Italy Exhibition Florence
2019 | Finalist Aussie Street Photography Festival
2018 | Finalist Life Framer Open Call judged by Martin Parr
2018 | Finalist StreetFoto San Francisco
Publications - Press - Featured
2021 | Your Best Shot 2021 - Portraits. A gallery curated by Flickr.
2020 | Street Photography Magazine (Issue 100)
2020 | Photo live reviewed (video) by Meryl Meisler, Jeff Mermelstein and Eli Reed during MSPF
2020 | “Trofeo Città di Follonica” Catalog (p.43)
2020 | Photographer on Street Photographers Foundation
2020 | Photographer on Street Sweeper Magazine
2019 | Street Photography Magazine (Issue 86)
2019 | Vita da salmoni – Il Mattino – December 9 (p. 24)
2019 | Photographer on Eyeshot Magazine
2019 | Photographer on Life Framer Collection
2019 | Something Beyond our Perception. Life Framer Editors’ Pick
Group Exhibitions 
2022 | Iserlohn, Observations 2022 Street Photography Festival. June 24-26
2022 | Rome, Officine Fotografiche. April 29-30 and May 1st
2021 | Częstochowa, Centre of Culture Promotion "Gaude Mater". February 1-26
2020 | Follonica, Pinacoteca Civica. June 20 - August 30
2020 | Turin, #artfromthebalcony. March 31
2020 | Bangkok, Kathmandu Photo Gallery. February 25-29
2019 | Milan, Officine Fotografiche. October 17 - November 15
2019 | Florence, ZAP Zona Aromatica Protetta. October 19-20
2019 | London, Bermondsey Project Space. September 24-28
2019 | Sydney, Comber Street Studios. September 20-22
2019 | Napoli, Paleontology Museum. May 2 – June 8
2018 | London, Stour Space. August 3-5
2018 | San Francisco, Harvey Milk Photo Center. June 4-10
2018 | Bari, Castello Svevo. May 11-21
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