Matteo Fabi, born in Bari, Italy, in 1987, is a freelance photographer and writer. He graduated with a bachelor’s in Economics in 2012, and started a brief career in logistics and retail, before realizing his future was far from home, pursuing his passion for storytelling. In 2013 he moves to London, where attends the GoFreelance course at the London School of Journalism.
In 2015 travels to Nepal for a 3-month internship in photojournalism with the no-profit VCD Nepal, during which he witnesses first-hand the catastrophic earthquake which shook the whole country on April 25. From this experience will arise, in 2016, his first reportage, “Gorkha: One Year Later”, describing the dire conditions of the Himalayan communities of Gorkha district twelve months after the catastrophe. This experience would lead, a further year later, to the photography-based campaign “Gorkha: Rebuilding the Future“, an effort he shared with his brother and fellow photographer Enrico Fabi.
After his experience in UK he leaves the bustling life of London and moves to Australia, where he would spend two of the following three years traveling extensively throughout the country. In 2018 he travels to New Zealand, where he lives for about ten months and produces the reportage about Maori customs “The Haka Way of Life”. After this experience, he would choose to fulfill a long-time dream: living in South America. The triggering factor was the meeting of Rosa during his time in Australia: they would travel to Asia and eventually New Zealand, where Matteo got stuck by the pandemic for eight months. Here he took the chance to develop a second photo-reportage among Maori communities, “Whakairo – The Art of Maori Carving“
Finally, in November 2020, he would be able to rejoin his partner in Paraguay, where a new chapter of his life has just begun.