Donato Chirulli Photography – Biography


Donato Chirulli Photography - Photo Profile Portrait - by Paolo Loli


Born in Rome in 1958, 

During the 70s a passionate amateur. In the 2000s he decided to devote himself entirely to photography, while it was in the middle of the transition from film to digital.

Since then, he has never overlooked growth process, participating in workshops and courses with photographers and personalities of the caliber of Michael Ackerman, Davide Monteleone, Francesco Cocco, Tiziana Faraoni, Giancarlo Vaiarelli.


He is the author of two photo books:

2004, Rome The Line and the Color – Palombi & Partners

2012, Introduction to Street Photography – Reflex Publishing


2005 – 2017 Collaboration with Fotografia Reflex Magazine

2005 – 2010 Collaboration with some of the most prestigious photography, travel and lifestyle Italian magazines

2005 – 2017 Many articles, interviews, single images and projects have been published by international websites (e.g. Leica Camera official Blog, Le Journal de la Photograpie, Vieworld Magazine) or paper magazines (e.g. PhotoCult, Eyes Open Magazine)

Fujifilm World X-Photographer 2012 – 2017

Selected in 2012 and 2013 for the exhibitions “A glimpse at PhotoVogue”.

He has exhibited some of his works in various exhibitions /events.

The last, in chronological order, was the participation in 2019 in the collective project “Silvae – in rerum natura” with his work “The Ballade of the Burning Trees”, which was exhibited at the Baronial Palace of Calcata – Ente Parco del Treja (RM) and at the Botanical Garden’s Museum of Rome.

He participated in 2014 to the  collective project “Projet192”, in memory of the victims of Madrid (2004) and in 2016 in the collective project “The State of Thinghs” about the earthquake that hit L’Aquila in 2009.

2012 – 2020 He has held numerous talks and workshops about Street Photography, Portfolio Creation and Storytelling.

Since 2014 years he also returned to use also  analog photography and published the blog “Thefilmrenaissance”.

Currently he is dedicated to Commercial Photography,  Artistic personal projects and engaged in the photographic education training sector.

2018 – Founder & Publisher of iBESTmag® – The Pleasure of Excellence Magazine


Donato Chirulli Photography Cover libro - Roma La Linea e il Colore


Donato Chirulli Photography Cover libro - Alla Scoperta della Street Photography

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