Tommaso Bonaventura was born in Rome in 1969. He’s a professional photographer since 1992; his reportages have been published on the most important international magazines. His work about the great Christian pilgrimages in Europe (“Pilgrims”, Gribaudo editions, 2005) won the first prize at World Press Photo 2005, category Arts and Entertainment. Since 2007 he often travels through China, documenting the transformations and contradiction of this new drive behind the world wide economy. In 2010 he wins the first prize at Sony World Photography Awards, portraits category. He joined contrasto in 1996.