High level of organization on abroad journalistic work. Focus on social and difficult enviromentals. Large experience on anglophone and francophone areas. 15 years of fashion studio photography. Large knowledges over Central African social enviroment. Collaboration with the Official Bureaux of the Italian Internal Minister of Defence in Kosovo. Interested in social missions abroad, directly over humanitarian projects, and collaboration with International ONG, all around the world. He is now founder of AID&HOPE an humanitarian emergency association based in Italy (www.aidhope.it)
Max Peef is a documentary photographer 42 years old, italian. Most of the early years in photography were dedicated to the advertising and fashion industry, living between Milan and London. More recently (2000) the discipline of advertising in his style combined with years of experience collaborating with editors has helped greatly in making a decisive transition to dealing through his photography with the big social issues. The many years experienced in collaborations with editors has taken him over this decisive passage.From that point, the majority of communication projects he has been involved with have been into world big wanderings. Since 2004 he has tackled as a freelance and commissioned assignement events in South Africa, Rwanda, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Israel, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nigeria, Benin, U.S.A., Italy.
2009_ I° SPECIAL MENTION AT THE MEDITERRANEAN PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS, Bari, Italy. Mentioned for the work done in Kosovo, photo documentary over the social environment, and general contemporary features. 27th of January 2010_ Peace Regional award in Milan, Italy, from Roberto Formigoni President of the City Council, for the communication in Israel, related to the reconstruction of the neonatology dept. in Holy Family Hospital, Nazareth. (HOPE-NGO collaboration)
Given by myself related to life experiences
HIGH SCHOOL., Human and Technology, Galileo Galilei Institute, Italy 1975 – 1987
September 1992_ COURSE ON HUMAN BEHAVING by The Center of Human Research Amedeo Maffei, MI, Italy,with diploma.
1997_ Wien and Milan, tattoo exhibition for Caractèr, Gruppo VESTEBENE.
2008_ HEAD OR TALES_ Liberty Palace, MILAN Italy, supported by Vanity Fair Italy, Expert Italia, Panasonic, and the City Council of Milan, Creative Director and organization of the exhibition the creative Groupe of the Council of Milan.
2010_ TRAITE_ Consolata Monastery in Bevera, Italy, supported by Olympus Gmbh, Consolata ONG International.
2009_2011, Documentary Photojournalism Project for IL GIORNALE.IT_Milan, Italy.
2008_ Author of a photo-book, LE DONNE COME ME (Womans just like me, Ed. Liberodiscrivere) related to violence to woman in the world, biography of a woman a writer and a poet; reportage and portrait of Maram al Masri, contemporary artist from Siria.
2006_Author of a photo-book, IL PESO DEL SILENZO (The heavy waigth of silence, Ed. Marna) a documentary project about the HIV/AIDS situation in Italy.