Siegfried Modola

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Siegfried Modola is a Kenya-raised independent Italian/British photojournalist and documentary photographer focusing on social, humanitarian, and geopolitical events. He lives between Paris and Nairobi.

After finishing a BA degree in Journalism and Media Communication in Dublin in 2004, he earned a Master’s in Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in 2008. In 2019 he completed a video production course in Milan.

Living in Kenya for most of his life has allowed him to work on the region's biggest stories in the last decade. He has reported in over a dozen countries across Africa and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America: from the ongoing civil war in South Sudan and the conflict in Somalia to the chronic insecurity gripping the Central African Republic and Nigeria, to the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He has covered the Venezuelan refugee crisis on its borders, the depopulation of the Italian countryside, immigration issues in Italy/France, the 2014 Israel-Gaza war, the Syrian refugee crisis in northern Iraq in 2016 and the exodus of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

His photographs have appeared in some of the most prominent international publications worldwide.