Fabrizio Maltese is a European freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. He is Italian-born, Paris- and Luxembourg-based. His celebrity portraits have graced the covers of magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, GQ, Sight & Sound, Rolling Stone, Studio Ciné Live, Filmkrant and many others. He’s the only photographer to have won the Venice Movie Stars Photography Award twice. His distinctive portraits have been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions around the world. They include “Faces of French Cinema” (2008), “Role/Play” (exhibition organized during the Luxembourg City Film Festival, 2012) and “V.I.P. Area” (2013). He is currently working on a new exhibition, “Up Close”. As a stills photographer, he has worked on some twenty European arthouse films. As a director, cinematographer and producer, he made the documentary features Twenty-Five Palms (2015) and 50 Days in the Desert (2016). California Dreaming (2019), premiered at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in 2019 and also played at festivals including Reykjavik, Tallinn Black Nights, Cleveland, Transylvania, and Galway and also at the Luxembourg City Film Festival. In 2021, he has two new documentary features ready: I fiori persi / Lost Flowers, and Visage(s) d'Afrique (working title), a cinematic portrait of Mauritania.