INSTITUTE creatives



 Based: Milan, Italy

Luca Locatelli loves to tell stories since he was a kid. After a career on IT & communication, he starts his journey towards his talent on visual storytelling in 2006 by exploring the photography world. His passion to find the untold stories is part of his work and finding a specific angle on how to tell the stories is what he loves most.

Luca found his fond for multi platform storytelling since 2012 and after few experimental short documentaries and movies, he pitched to The New York Times Magazine the idea of realizing ‘The War Games’ with multimedia approach. The project was successfully realized and published everywhere and it was optioned by one of the major film studio in Hollywood where Luca is involved as a consultant for a movie treatment.

‘The War Games’ is part of his long-term project called 'United Colors of War', which examines the aftermath of 9/11 by looking at the increase of the business of modern wars. He is the winner of the Aftermath Grant 2014 with this project

Luca's work has been screened and exhibited widely, such as: Visa Pour ’Image Photo Festival 2014 Perpignan, Les Rencontres Arles Photo Festival in France, Cortona on The Move and FotoLeggendo in Italy.

He collaborates regularly with important magazines and websites such as: The New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Monocle, GEO France, GQ France, VSD, NEON France & German, Stern, L’Espresso Magazine and many others.

Luca is the director of 5 short films realized for Corriere della Sera – Women for EXPO 2015 that will be launched online at the end of September 2014 and screened on Triennale in Milan.