Tomaso Clavarino



Tomaso Clavarino is an Italian freelance journalist and photographer. He has contributed to several newspapers, magazines and media outlets such as Newsweek, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Vice, La Stampa, Russia Today, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, SportWeek et cetera, focusing his work on human rights issues, on the aftermaths of conflicts and on the African continent. He followed the 2012 coup d'etat in Guiné Bissau, from where he has reported also on the prisonal system of the country, the post-Arab Spring turmoil in Tunisia and the harsh life of sub-saharian migrants stuck on the southern border of Europe. He reported from Rwanda, on the 20th anniversary of the Genocide, from the Lake Chad region and on the activities of the terrorist group of Boko Haram, from Western Sahara, India, North America and many European countries. He was one of the finalists in the “Young reporter category” for the 20th edition of the Prix Bayeux Calvados for War Correspondents in 2013, a 2014 grantee from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington DC, a Helge Hummelvoll Fellow at the 65th edition of the Missouri Photojournalism Workshop, and a fellow at the 2014 Agence VU/Nikon/Reporters sans frontieres Photography Masterclass.

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Funded projects

With bare hands

“With bare hands” is a multimedia and data-driven reporting project that highlights and investigates the impact on the environment and the human costs of shipbreaking in developing countries.

Invisible Killer

Invisible Killer is an interactive web documentary that tackles the issue of Tuberculosis and MultiDrugResistant TB, the second greatest killer worldwide and the leading cause of death in South Africa.