Michele Lapini (1983) is a Bologna-based Italian freelance photographer.  He studied Development Economics and International Cooperation at the University of Florence and holds a Master’s Degree in Development, Cooperation and Human Rights from the University of Bologna. 

His photographic work is characterised by a deep interest in social, political and environmental issues: over the years he has reported on civil rights struggles, documented migratory flows on the borders with Eastern Europe, witnessed the environmental impact of global climate change and portrayed the dramatic aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy.

He has been collaborating with La Repubblica since 2016, both with the national and local editorial staff in Bologna. She also collaborates with other magazines and media following the social and political issues that run through the city and Italy, looking abroad to follow international stories.  In addition to his work as a photojournalist, he also exhibits and collaborates in various sectors: cinema, publishing and public art.
Co-Founder of the collective project Arcipelago-19


Internazionale (IT), The Guardian (UK), Stern (DE), El Pais (ES), Vice (IT), Corriere della Sera (IT), AftenPosten (NOR), L’Espresso (IT), Il Venerdì (IT), Repubblica.it (IT), Latinoamerica (IT), Le Monde Diplomatique (FR), Millenium (IT), Il Sole 24 Ore (IT), and more

Based in Bologna – Italy
0039 – 339 – 5262561
Skype: lapopal