Salvatore Matarazzo is a contemporary street photographer born in Viareggio, his research is characterized by very expressive portraits symbolizing the quirks and obsessions of our times.
After attending photography classes he was dedicated at journalism photography, publishing his photos in the most important national newspapers.
Interested in the street life and public spaces, in his photography Salvatore use the flash in an instinctive manner and not authorized, he goes very close to the people and he illuminates them without alerting them, thus impressing in his photographs, expressions and unrepeatable moments. Street photography has always played a key role in the production of Salvatore; initially as a way to document news reports, reportage and events. In 2012 he chose to leave journalism and to devote himself to a form of expression that was free from any kind of conditioning. This new point of view of his has led to various publications for the best photographic magazines, such as, ISP, Vieworld Photo Magazine, Street Photography Magazine, and Huffington post. In 2013 Matarazzo became part of the international collective Elephant Gun. After several solo and group exhibitions in 2014 he published his first book "Carnival" a book dedicated to his hometown Viareggio. Also in 2014 he was selected among the finalists at the Miami Street Photography Festival, something that was repeated in 2015 when he found himself once again amongst the finalists. Later in 2016 he won the third prize of the TIFA PHOTO AWARD with his project "Darwin is "Street"". In 2017 he became a member of the international collective, "Full Frontal Flash".