Born in Cologne in 1964, Italian photographer Stefano De Luigi currently lives in Paris and started his career working for the Grand Louvre Museum as a photographer from 1989 to 1996. He has published 5 books: Pornoland (Thames & Hudson-2004), Blanco (Trolley, 2010), and iDyssey (Edition Bessard 2017), Babel (Postcart, 2018), Pornoland Redux (2021).
His numerous awards include four World Press Photo awards (1998, 2007, 2010, 2011), the Eugene Smith fellowship grant (2008), the Getty Grant for editorial photography, the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award (2010), and the Syngenta Photography Award (2015). He works regularly with several international publications including The New Yorker, Geo, Paris Match, and Stern, and has exhibited his work in New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Rome, London, Istanbul, and Athens. He has been a member of the VII Agency since 2008.