Cristiano Volk is an Italian photographer who lives and works in Venice.
After a short period of study at the Spazio Labo’ in Bologna, he has worked with artists such as Massimo Mastrorillo at the D.O.O.R. Academy and Federico Clavarino.
His works show a critical vision on numerous social, political and cultural themes, in particular the author explores the way in which human beings relate to the spaces (both cultural and geographical) in which they live. Among the projects realized, Sinking Stone on tourism in Venice, Mélaina Cholé on major depressive disorder and Laissez-Faire on the theme of consumerism and money.
His project Sinking Stone received the Slideluck Gazebook Jason Fulford Award in 2017, in 2019 in was published by Witty Books and, at the end of the same year, was selected by American Suburb X magazine as one of the best photo books of the year.
In 2020 his second book Mélaina Cholé was published by the American publishing house Yoffy Press and awarded by the magazines Internazionale, Photobookstore and Photobook Journal as one of the best books of the year.
Volk is represented by the London agency Millennium Images. He was awarded the FRESH EYES TALENT 2020, an award sponsored by GUP Magazine. FRESH EYES presents the best 100 emerging European photographers of the year.
In June 2020 he was selected among the finalists of the COMBAT prize.
Since 2021, his works have been part of the Vontobel art collection in Zurich which house, among others, works by Paul Graham and Viviane Sassen.
His recent work Laissez-Faire (2021) won the Prix Levallois and was selected among the winners of the call New Visions of Cortona on The Move, of the Helsinki Photo Festival, of the Images Gibellina, as well as a finalist of the Discovery Awards. The project was also published on Marie Claire Italia and exhibited in Italy, France, Finland and Portugal. In 2022 it will be released in book form published by FW:Books.