(Rimini, 1964 -2001) After high school, he attended courses at the European Institute of Design in Milan where he began his career as a professional photographer. In 1990 he joined Contrasto and after spending many years between Milan and Rome he settled in Rimini. He traveled a lot between Africa and Europe. His work is focuses above all on the most complex and difficult social problems of our country and of our society: immigration, drugs, marginalization and the phenomenon of prostitution. He documents nightlife in Italy and abroad for a long time, recounting intimate moments and extreme situations. The commitment and in-depth study of these issues leads Marco Pesaresi to work on great photographic reports, which see him busy for many months in a row. The outcomes are Underground (published in Italy by Contrasto and in the United States by Aperture), a survey in ten different cities of the world on the life of the subways, and the project on Megastores, carried out between Japan, the United States and Russia to document new consumer habits of these large countries. Pesaresi's latest work is a black and white reportage on Rimini, a poignant and melancholic portrait of his hometown, which will become a book in 2003 and an exhibition. His photos have been published in major international newspapers such as Panorama, L’Espresso, Geo, El País, Sette, The Independent, The Observer and others. He has exhibits in Arles, as part of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photo, and in Perpignan, in the 1996 edition of the Visa pour l'Image Festival; his Underground exhibition toured many European cities. In 1994 he won the Linea d’Ombra Award.