Nicola Zolin (°1984) is an Italian photojournalist and writer.

Nicola Zolin studied a BA in Mass Communication and a MSc in International Relations between Italy, the Netherlands and China.

His projects about the youth in the Middle East, about people looking for freedom outside social structure, about the asylum seekers from the Middle East on the way to Europe, about indigenous people in Latin America struggling to defend their natural resources and several others, intend to break the stereotypes created by superficial media narratives.

For the past seven years he collaborated on reportages from all over the world for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. His personal projects appeared in some of the most important magazines and newspapers such as Der Spiegel, NYT, De Volkskrant, Stern, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, GEO, 6MOIS, El País, Courrier International,  Vice News, Liberation, La Repubblica, amongst others.

He published three books: 'I passeggeri della Terra' for Polaris (2016), ‘U paese è mondo intero for Prospero’ (2020) and ‘Yunan’, self published (2022)

Nicola Zolin

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Nicola Zolin
Photojournalist, Filmmaker & Writer

Supported projects

The Broken Veins of Latin America

  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights

IXQUISIS - In Latin America, defending natural resources such as water is a deadly pursuit. According to the latest Global Witness report, 1.773 environmentalists were murdered in the last 10 years. Sebastián Alonzo, a 68 years old subsistence farmer from the Ixquisis micro-region in Guatemala, was murdered while demonstrating against the hydroelectric company that would divert the river and affect the crops which his family and community depended upon.