Born in Napoli, Italy in 1980. Freelance photographer since 2004. Curator in Italy of Neapolitan symposium. In 1999 he approached photography collaborating with some of the best experts regarding the Neapolitan ceremonial photographic’s tradition. In 2002, taking stock of the lessons learned, starts to assist and collaborate with reporters of international fame: Francesco Paolo Cito, Massimo Siragusa and Mario Spada. From 2008 to 2011 he collaborates with “Punta Corsara” a theatrical and pedagogical project aimed at creating dialogue between young people from some of the higher schools in the historic center of Naples and schools in the outskirts of Scampia. In 2010, he works as a photographer for the movie “Tatanka”. Between 2006 and 2014 he had documenting events for the Fondazione Morra and perfomance of Hermann Nitsch and Shimamoto. In 2015 he exposes at international exhibit “Milano Expo dal 1906 al 2015- 110 artisti raccontano l’Italia” into the “Palazzina Liberty”, in Milan. During the same year he exposes at the show “Maggioff”, created by a group of Neapolitan photographers really careful about the various and complex aspects of Naples. In 2015, in August, he exposes in Galleria Zebra, Fotocentrum Raseborg Valokuvakeskus in Karis, Finland. It was a work about Scampia, an area North of Naples, known for criminal organizations.
In Scampia he teaches since 2011. Today he is a member of “Occhi aperti” Cooperative, where he works on the problem of dropping out of school and teaches photography.
Amir Abdi was born in Khorramabad, Iran, and grew up in Tehran. As a teenager he developed an interest in graphic design, which he went on to explore through a university degree in computer graphics. His passion for art deepened at 23 when he moved to Tampere, Finland, to pursue a BA in media studies. After about a decade of experience in visual arts, his interest turned toward motion, and he studied film studies with a focus on storytelling and editing at the University of Salford in the UK.
Since then, Amir’s work as a video producer in Malaysia and as an art director in Iran has brought him practical knowledge and experience. Living in dozens of countries and collaborating with various artists has earned him a full range of expertise.
Amir considers himself a seeker and he uses art, gardening, and yoga to travel deeper into the essence of creation and ultimately the nature of self.
He has worked at YLE and other bigger media companies in Finland and he have a company of his own with a few customers a year.
On his spear time he exercises orienteering and bicycling.