In a career lasting more than two decades, Italian photojournalist and Canon Ambassador Marco Longari has covered news stories in countries including Kosovo, Rwanda, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and South Africa. His images capture the reality of life for ordinary people, especially during major social upheavals, conflicts and demonstrations.
Born in Rome, Marco's love of photography began when his father gave him a Canon A1 film camera as a present in 1995. He went on to study photography at the city's ISFCI Academy, where he specialised in photojournalism.
"I was always interested in history and current affairs," says Marco. "Then, at the academy, I met a teacher who helped me understand that what I really wanted was to get involved in photojournalism and documentary photography. He transformed my vague infatuation with photography into something much deeper that has shaped the past 20 years of my life."