Born in Florence, Edoardo inherited his father’s passion for travel and for photography so much so it became his profession. Edoardo’s travels began at the age of 9 (he has travelled on more than 130 expeditions all over the world) and has allowed him to develop a special sensitivity in his mind and heart allowing him to grasp reality in all its beauty and depth.
His photography is reportage - whether it be a trip, a wedding or a backstage event. His meetings with important international photographers has allowed him to grow and learn to photograph in relation to his subject. The advice and teachings of Steve McCurry on the study of light were valuable lessons and left an indelible mark on his way to shoot photography. For the last several years, Edoardo’s photography has been undergoing a new change under the influence of new photographers such as Paolo Pellegrin and his ways of telling stories and Micheal Ackerman for his perception of reality.
Edoardo is a member of important international associations: Wedding Photojournalistic Association, Artistic Guild WPJA, ISPWP. These associations are some of the most important associations that welcome American and British photographers after careful screening and only select the best international photographers that shoot wedding photography in reportage style. Edoardo is also founder of Best of Wedding Photography.
Edoardo has also participated in reportage photography and wedding photography in numerous events, seminars and workshops in Italy, in 2013 and in 2014 he was invited as a speaker in Spain and in Brazil in some of the most important conventions on wedding photography in the world.
Edoardo and his team of wedding photographers have been requested all over the world by the most important international wedding planners: Perth (Australia), St. Petersburg (Russia), New Orleans, New York, Bozeman (USA), Puerto Vallarda (Mexico), London, Brighton, Oxford (UK), Paris (France), Lagos (Nigeria), Edinburgh (Scotland) and others.
Awards and accolades
On Photojournalism and documentary
Over the past 10 years he has received numerous awards in wedding photography and travel reportage. Among the most important are: the first prize in the category People in the UK contest Black and White Spider, winner of the National Geographic Contest, first place in the Masters Cup Color American; first place in Photojournalism category at International Color Awards; silver medal in One Eyeland Photography contest and honorable mentions in the IPA (Lucie Awards) in the sections' feature essay and the Royal Geographic Society in TPOY.
Edoardo Agresti was elected in 2008, 2009 and 2011 'Photographer of the Year' by the National Association of wedding photographers www.anfm.it. Also in 2011 he was elected POY - Photographer Of the Year - by the American Association AGWPJA, www.agwpja.com. Edoardo entered the list of the most important 50 wedding photographers in the world by the prestigious Association Junebug in 2009, 2011 and 2014.
In 2015 Edoardo has been selected to be one of the international judges in the most important chinese photographic festival CPA.
In 2016 First prize for 'Wedding album (single photographer)' at WPPI annual contest in Las Vegas
In 2017 First running up as Photographer of the Year on AgWPJA
21 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
99 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
14 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Edoardo Agresti as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.