Alixandra Fazzina

Photographer and Author

A photographer and Author, Alixandra Fazzina’s work focuses on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war.

Alixandra (UK/ IRELAND) is known for her in-depth investigative reporting and uncanny ability to work in the most difficult social and geographical environments. Recognised for her compassionate and empathetic approach towards the human condition, she often spends prolonged periods in the countries and regions where she works.

Studying Fine Art, Alixandra Fazzina began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Going on to work as a frontline news photographer for the press she has since worked independently throughout, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Alixandra Fazzina’s book “A Million Shillings; Escape from Somalia” follows the often deadly journey on people smuggling routes from the Horn of Africa.

In 2010, Alixandra was recognised as the winner of the highly prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her striking coverage of the devastating human consequences of war.

A co-owner and member of NOOR Images and the NOOR Foundation, her reportages have been published in books and across international titles and her photographs exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

In addition to her photography and writing, Alixandra has worked as researcher and producer for broadcast media and is regular contributor for radio.

“Alixandra Fazzina stands out as a fearless humanitarian who achieves something remarkable by unearthing and so vividly portraying individual stories of uprooted people. Her particular talent, her commitment and empathy and her incredible devotion to getting to the bottom of every story makes her an exemplary chronicler of the world’s most vulnerable people.” António Guterres.

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