Massimiliano Ferraro is an independent journalist and photoreporter based in Turin, Italy. He is a member of Italy’s National Order of Journalists, Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS), Association Stampa Subalpina (unitary union of journalists in Piedmont) and USSI (Italian Sports Press Union).
Graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations, he began as a freelance journalist since 2008. For five years he worked for the Italian magazine Narcomafie (Gruppo Abele), dealing with organized crime and the global black market. As of 2014 he embarked upon the photojournalist career to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments.
He is in the list of photographers authorized by the Lega Serie A, the professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system. In these years as covered major football events such as UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League along with numerous international sports appointments.
His work has been published in prestigious national and international publications and his pictures have been distributed by many press agencies.
His reportages are focused most of all on social-political issues and his attention is directed on the human stories.
The New York Times (USA), Der Spiegel (Germany), Paris Match (France), L’Equipe (France), Le Parisien (France), New York Post (USA), Bild (Germany), Sports Illustrated (USA), BBC (UK), CNBC (USA), Rai Sport (Italy), Wired (Italy), La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy), Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), Deutsche Welle (Germany), Cosmopolitan (Italy), Vanity Fair (Italy), Il Corriere dello Sport (Italy), Kommersant (Russia), The Hoffington Post (Italy, Germany, Greece, Maghreb), The Sun (UK), Daily Express (UK), Narcomafie (Italy), Limes (Italy), La Voix du Nord (France), Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Le Matin (Swiss), Daily Star (UK), The Mirror (UK), Irish Mirror (UK), Daily Mail (UK), Sky Sport (Austria; Germany), Der Freitag (Germany), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), Clarin (Argentina), LaVoz (Argentina), El Sol (Argentina), La Nacion (Argentina), The Seoul Shinmun (South Korea), China Daily (China), A Tribuna (Brazil) De Telegraaf (Netherlands), Tribuna Expresso (Portugal), Il Giornale (Italy), Libero (Italy), Il Post (Italy), Eurosport (Italy; France), Lettera 43 (Italy), FranceTvInfo (France), Rete 7 (Italy), ItaSportPress (Italy), Il Giornale di Sicilia (Italy), RadioRadio.it (Italy), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany), Kicker-Sportmagazin (Germany), Quotidiano.net (Italy), La Croix (France), Manchester Evening News (UK), Metro (UK), Voebal International (Holland), Ceska Televize (Czech Republic), Match (UK), Le Point (France), Seura (Finland), Yahoo Sport (UK; Italy), RTL Next (Germany), Heute (Austria), E-il Mensile (Italy), BioEcoGeo (Italy), Football Magazine (Italy), ESPN (USA), Fox Sports (USA), Click Liverpool (UK), El Tiempo (Colombia), Football24 (Ucraina), Indosport (Indonesia), Standard (Albania), Sporza (Belgium), Denik (Czech Republic), Haber Ant (Turkey), Aamulehti (Finland), Cuatro (Spain), Iltalehti (Finland), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), Playboy (Italy), Antimafia 2000 (Italy), Veja (Brazil), Africa News (Democratic Republic of the Congo), France Bleu (France), Sport TV (Portugal), Telesport (Croatia), Lavinotinto (Venezuela), Calcio Gazzetta (Italy), Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln-WRK (Germany), Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany), NewsHub (New Zeland), Blick (Swiss), Redzone Mag (Belgium), Leonardo Sport (Italy), La Nuova Provincia (Italy), Giornalettismo (Italy), El Litoral (Argentina), 11 Freunde (Germany), El Comercio (Peru), Kristeligt Dagblad (Danmark), East Journal (Italy), Maree (Italy), Infooggi (Italy), Altrenotizie (Italy), Pagina (Italy), Arabian Radio Network (Unites Arab Emirates), Direttanews (Italy), Sabado (Portugal), 4ActionSport (Italy), 24Hu (Hungary), Rivista Estadio (Equador), Peru21 (Peru), The Zimbabwean (UK), Depor (Peru), Masry Today (Egypt), Izatan (South Korea) and more.
Nike, Snai, Uefa, Microsoft Multimedia Publishing, RCS Media Group, Yahoo Entertainment, Cambridge University Press, Electronic Arts Inc.-FIFA, Turk Medya Gazeteler, Abu Dhabi Digital Media Establishment, Everton FC, Southhampton FC, Panini S.p.A., Lonely Planet, Edizioni Condé Nast, Euro Publishing, Perform Investment Limited, Readia Ltd, Rosen Publishing Group.