Stefano Schirato was born in Bologna in 1974, where he graduated in Political Sciences.
He has been working as a freelance photographer with a keen focus on social themes for more than 20 years,
He collaborates with several magazines, associations and NGOs such as Emergency, Caritas Internationalis, AVSI, ICMC, for which he has partecipated in projects on human rights, refugee crisis and illegal immigration.
His work has been published on The New York Times, CNN, Newsweek Japan, Al-Jazeera, Vanity Fair, Le Figaro, Geo International, Burnmagazine, National Geographic, L’Espresso.
He has several ongoing projects in Russia, Eastern Europe, Africa and India.
He is co-founder of Mood Photography school where he teaches photojournalism since 2014.
He is also teaches at Leica Akademie.