Lorenzo Maccotta is an award-winning photographer, born in Rome in 1982. After a bachelor degree in Philosophy and studies at Roman School of Photography, he focuses on the transformations of contemporary society and begin his activity in photography. His projects has been published by international medias - like CNN Photos, BBC, Time Lightbox, People, GEO, Stern, NEON, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Taz, ADAC Reisemagazin, L'Espresso, Internazionale, Courrier International, GQ, Vanity Fair, Marie Clair - and exhibited in museums as well as in public spaces and galleries worldwide. Represented by Contrasto Agency since 2013 he works for clients in both editorial and commercial projects.
Most deadly diseases like Ebola or Lassa find their origin in Africa. The project planed to accompany researchers supported by the Robert Koch Institut who are looking for new pandemic threats to be able to predict future outbreaks.