Thomas Cristofoletti is an Italian freelance photographer, videographer and drone pilot based in Phnom Penh since 2012.
Originally from Riva del Garda, Trento, Thomas started his career as Art Director in Italy and Spain, after obtaining a diploma in Design and Visual Communication for Advertising at IED (European Institute of Design) in Milan.
After a life-changing experience in Cambodia, he decided to follow his passion for documenting climate change and become a professional and multi-media photographer. Since then, he has been working in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on the effects of development on the Mekong region and on underreported religious practices around the world.
Thomas’ work has been published in international magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and The South China Morning Post.
His videography and photographs have featured in campaigns for international NGOs such as USAID, WWF, UNDP, CARE and UNICEF.
🏆 Thomas’ short documentary, “The Last Breath of the Tonle Sap” has won the “Raoul Wallenberg Institute Asia Pacific Award” at the Bali International Short Film Festival 2021
📌 To find out more about Thomas Cristofoletti read his interview here.