Salvatore Matarazzo (Viareggio, 1980) is a contemporary street photographer. His research is characterised by very expressive portraits that symbolise the obsessions and manias of our time.
After studying photography, he began working as a photojournalist for the daily newspaper “Il Tirreno” and for a number of agencies in the sector, publishing his photos in major national newspapers.
Interested in street life and public spaces, in his photography Salvatore uses the flash in an instinctive and unconventional way, he gets very close to people and photographs them, capturing with a bit of irony, expressions and unique and unrepeatable moments. Street photography has played a fundamental role in Salvatore’s production: initially as a way to document news, reportage and events; then, in 2012, he chose to leave photojournalism to devote himself to a form of expression free from any conditioning. His new point of view has led him to various publications in the best photo magazines, among them, International Street Photography, Photo Magazine, Street Photography Magazine and The Huffigton Post.
In 2013 Salvatore became part of the international collective Elephant Gun.
After several solo and group exhibitions, in 2014 he publishes his first book, “Carnival”, dedicated to Viareggio, his hometown.
In the same year he was selected among the finalists of the Miami Street Photography Festival, a goal he repeated in 2015. In 2016 his project Darwin is “Street” wins the third prize in the international competition TIFA PRO category in the same year Darwin is exhibited during the Pasa Futura Festival in South Korea in Suwon.
In 2015 Salvatore Matarazzo began to do individual and group Street Photography workshops, workshops that still continue throughout Italy, training dozens of photographers.
In 2017 he joined the international Street Photography collective, Full Frontal Flash.
In 2018 Salvatore was called to be part of the jury for the first edition of the “Alghero Street Photography Award”. In the same year he was hosted at “Corigliano Calabro Fotografia” where he curated a 3-day workshop on the beaches of Schiavonea. Also in 2018, he began a collaboration with Cities magazine, becoming a mentor for three workshop projects in Milan, Viareggio and Venice.
In 2019, at the invitation of Fujifilm Nordic, he flies to Copenhagen (DK) where he teaches a four-day workshop in English, together with street photographer Johan Jehlbo.
In 2020, he is a special guest at the Italian Street Photo Festival.