Emilio Barillaro was born in Gioiosa Jonica (Italy) in 1980. He lives and work in Roma (Italy). He is a self-taught photographer. He also attended various workshops, like the one held by Joel Meyerowitz in Cortona (Italy) during 2013. He uses photography to discover life and find his place in this world. The camera helps him to linger, to slow down this busy life, and shows him all those little things that his eyes are not able to see. He is member co-founder of SPontanea, an italian street photography collective. His work has been published on different national and international websites, magazines and books. He was awarded with 2nd prize @ Moscow International Photo Awards 2015 – Book / Nature category, with 3rd prize @ Moscow International Photo Awards 2015 – Editorial / Environmental category, with 2nd prize at National Geographic – Italy Contest 2016 – People category, with an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2013, at the ND Awards 2014, at the One shot: One World 2014, at the Monochrome Photography Awards 2014, at the PX3 2015 and at the Moscow International Photo Awards 2016. He was also one of the 100 finalist at the Leica Photographers Award 2013, one of the 100 finalist at the Photolux Leica Award 2014 and one of the 15 finalists at the ImagOrbetello Award 2016 – Street Photography category. His pictures were exhibited – at different events – both in Europe and in America.