Manfredi Pantanella



I was born in Rome in the ’85, I attended the “Centro sperimentale di fotografia e televisione” in Rome and the “Ecole de photo et de formation a la photographie” in Paris. After that I've been working as assistant for Reza Deghati (National Geographic Fellow) in Paris for 2 years.
In 2011 I stared working as freelance, mostly for editorial and personal projects.
Ever since I found my own point of view focusing on social and political issues, finding inspirations in the every days life’s absurdity.
In Paris I’ ve been selected in the Off festival of Paris Photo with my work “Zabbaleen” and projects “Aquasferra”and "Roundabout" has been chosen as “Coup De Cœur” at VISA festival in Perpignan. 
Since I’m back to Italy I’m based between Rome and woods.

Horreya Collective

Manfredi Pantanella / Lavinia Parlamenti

Horreya Collective is made by Manfredi Pantanella and Lavinia Parlamenti.

We met each other in Tahrir Square, attend of 2011, during the second wave of the so called egyptian Revolution.Our collective research aims to combine documentary photography with the dimension of surreal and fantastic.Meeting point of our different personalities is, with no doubts, our common ironical approach to life (therefore to photography) and the great value we give to imagination inside reality. We carry on individual projects,but like to work and travel together.Our first collective project,“Roundabout#Cyprus” (2012),has been exhibited in many Photobook Festivals across Europe(Roma, Paris, Riga, Kassel, Athens).


2014 Self Publish Riga, Riga (LV)
2014 FRAMES / projecting international photography, Glasgow
2013 Documentaria Bari, Italy
2013 Lishui Festival , China
2013 Kassel "6th Fotobookfestival Award"
2013 Paris "Le Bal"
2013 Dublin "PhotoIreland Festival"
2013 MIA "Milan Image Art Fair"
2013 Milan - Well Tech Award - Salone del Mobile / SOLAR LOOP / "MenoMenoPiù Architets": - "Paolo Venturella":
2012 PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL La Pelanda MACRO - Testaccio, Roma, Italy
2012 ARAB SPRING Collective exhibition. Convergence of Cultures. Rome, Italy
2010 POWERFULL / POWERLESS L'incompiuto Siciliano. Salerno, Italy


Time (UK)
Lens Blog - NYT
The New York Times (USA)
Corriere della Sera
International New York Times (EU)
Oeil de la Photographie (FR)
Time - Lightbox
Solferino 28
Io Donna
The New's Room
Panenka (ES)
Blow Magazine (UK)
Burn Magazine (USA)
Posi+tive Magazine 
Plus Magazine (SLO)
Photo off (FR)
P3 Magazine (POR)
Rai.TV World
Self Publish Be Happy (UK)


2022 - Kickstarter x POLKA gallery , Winner
2021 - Bourse Musee des Amis d' Albert Kahn - Finalistes
2020 - Scam , Brulloin d'un reve - Shortlisted
2020 - 6 Mois Prix du Photojournalisme, Shortlisted
2019 - Burn Emerging Fund , Shortlisted.
2017 - Athens Photo Festival , Shortlisted
2014 - Coup de coeur ANI "Aquasferra"(association nationale des iconographes).
2014- Coup de coeur ANI "Roundabout#Cyprus together with Lavinia Parlamenti (association nationale des iconographes).
2014- Self Publish Riga , Shortlisted
2013- Kassel Dummy Awards, Shortlisted

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