(born 1962), Italian photographer, was born in Rome and studied anthropology. Since 1986, his pictures appear internationally in leading magazines. He has received seven World Press Photo awards, including World Press Photo of the Year in 1996 for his photograph documenting the tragedy of land mines in Angola and four Pictures of the Year Award.
Various awards and prizes he has won in his life include the following:Jury Prize of the 3rd DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2007 www.zizola.com,Photo District News
Annual Web Winner 2006Hansel-Mieth Prize 2005, Germany, 2006Pictures of the Year International, USA, 2006"Born Somewhere", Photo District News
Best Book Selection 2005Second Prize, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, USA, 2005Special Recognition Award, Alexia Foundation for World Peace, USA, 2004Honorable Mention, Hansel-Mieth Prize, Germany, 2004Pictures of the Year, USA, 2003Honorable Mention, Hansel-Mieth Prize, Germany, 2001Second prize, Eugene Smith contest, USA, 2000Pictures of the Year, USA, 1998Pictures of the Year, USA , 1997Visa d’Or, France, 1996MIFAV prize, Best photographic book, Italy, 1994
World Press PhotoFirst prize, Portraits Singles 2005Second prize, Daily Life Stories 2002First prize, General News 1998Second prize, General News Stories 1998World Press Photo of the Year 1997First prize, People Stories 1997First prize, People in the News Stories 1995