In the early Seventies Ivo Saglietti (Toulon, 1948) began working as a director in Italy, making documentaries on social issues. From 1978 he devoted himself exclusively to photojournalism, documenting the more critical social and political realities in several areas of the world: Nicaragua, Cuba, Chile, Lebanon, Palestine, Colombia, Haiti, Uganda, Tanzania, Benin, Macedonia, Morocco, Kosovo, Uzbekistan, Nigeria.
Among his most important projects stand out the one produced in Chile between 1986 and 1988, during the last period of the Pinochet dictatorship. In the early nineties, Saglietti stays in Latin America, on the occasion of the five hundred years since the discovery of America, for a new research that gives life to the exhibition called Fotografie dal Nuovo Mondo. In 2004 he started working on The Big Three, a project on the three major endemic diseases – tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS – that still primarily affect the poorest countries in the world. In 2000 he became a member of the German agency Zeitenspiegel and in 2005 of the Prospect agency.
He has published and exhibited his work worldwide and during his long career he has received many prestigious awards, including the World Press Photo, the prize and the Enzo Baldoni prize and the Chatwin Occhio Assoluto Prize.