Awards and Recognitions

  1. 2019 UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition
    – “Human Interaction: Making a Difference” category winner
    – Overall competition winner
  2. 2019 One Eyeland – World’s Top 10 B&W Photo Contest
    – Bronze Wildlife category
    – Finalist Wildlife category
  3. 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
    – Open competition – Natural World & Wildlife category shortlisted
  4. 2019 World Shoot-Out Italian Photographer of the Year
    – 1st place
  5. 2018 World Shoot-Out Competition
    – Wide-Angle 3rd place
    – Sharks portfolio 2nd place
  6. 2018 Durban Undersea Club
    – DUC Shootout overall winner
  7. 2018 DPG & Wetpixel Deep Indonesia
    – Gold medal Reefscapes category
  8. 2018 DGP & Wetpixel Our World Underwater
    – Silver medal Wide Angle Unrestricted
  9. 2016 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM MARITIME, d’EXPLORATION et d’ENVIRONNEMENT (FIFMEE) in Toulon (France)
    – 1st place portfolio Master category
  10. 2016 CIMASUB Ciclo Internacional de Cine Submarino de Donostia – San Sebastián (Spain)
    – 1st place (Barandilla de Oro) Portfolio category
  11. 2016 Fête Européenne de l’Image Sous-Marine et de l’Environnement (FEISME) in Strasbourg (France)
    – 1st place Portfolio Master category
  12. 2016 FESTISUB – FESTIVAL DE L’IMAGE SOUS-MARINE DE NEUCHÂTEL
    – 2nd place Fresh Water category
    – 2nd place Sea Duo category
  13. 2016 Asferico International Nature Photography Competition
    – Highly Commended – Submerged World category
  14. 2015 World Shoot-Out Competition
    – Winner of Team Championship
  15. 2015 Ocean Art Photo Competition
    – Honorable Mention Animal Portrait category
  16. 2015 Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine (FMISM) in Marseille (France)
    – Plonger d’Argent Thematic Portfolio
  17. 2015 DPG & Wetpixel Deep Indonesia
    – Bronze medal Animal Portrait category
  18. 2015 FESTISUB – FESTIVAL DE L’IMAGE SOUS-MARINE DE NEUCHÂTEL
    – 2nd place Fresh Water category
    – 3rd place Predators category
  19. 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Ocean Views Contest
    – 1st place
  20. 2014 OASIS Photo contest – Internation Award Wildlife and Nature Photography
    – 2nd place Underwater Photography category
  21. 2014 “Sora nel Blu” International Underwater Photography Contest
    – Jury Special Award
  22. 2014 Ocean Art Photo Competition
    – 2nd place Cold Water category
    – Honorable Mention Wide-Angle category
    – Honorable Mention Animal Portrait category
  23. 2014 II Trofeo Vervece Underwater Photo Contest
    – 1st place Portfolio category
  24. 2014 Neapolis International Contest of Underwater Photography
    – 1st place portfolio
  25. 2014 Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine (FMISM) in Marseille (France)
    – Plonger d’Or Black&White category
  26. 2014 ‘Festival International de l’Image Sous-Marine et de l’Aventure’ in Antibes (France)
    – 3rd place portfolio Master category
  27. 2014 SEA 2014 NCUPS International Underwater Photo & Video Competition
    – 2nd place Advanced Wide-Angle category
    – Honorable Mention Marine Conservation category
  28. 2014 DPG & Wetpixel Deep Indonesia
    – Silver medal Animal Portrait category
  29. 2014 Paf Tachov International divers Festival
    – 1st place Sea Water Photo
    – 2nd place Black and White Photo
    – 3rd plance Fresh Water Photo
  30. 2014 DGP & Wetpixel Our World Underwater
    – Bronze medal Wide Angle Unrestricted category.
  31. 2014 Fête Européenne de l’Image Sous-Marine et de l’Environnement (FEISME) in Strasbourg (France)
    – 2nd place Portfolio Master category
  32. 2013 Ocean Art Photo Competition
    – Honorable Mention Wide-Angle category
    – 3rd place SuperMacro category
  33. 2013 ‘Festival International de l’Image Sous-Marine et de l’Aventure’ in Antibes (France)
    – 1st place portfolio Master category
  34. 2013 World Shoot-Out Competition
    – Winner of Dive Destination category – Best 5 images Competition
  35. 2013 “In&Out” Open Competition
    – 1st place portfolio of six pictures (three topside, three underwater) dSLR category Competition
  36. 2013 International Marmara UW Photo & Video Festival
    – 2nd place Portfolio category
  37. 2013 Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year
    – Honorable Mention Seascape category
  38. 2013 1st International Underwater Photo Contest “Salerno nel Blu”
    – 2nd place Mediterranean Wide-Angle Category
    – Best of Show
  39. 2013 SEA NCUPS International Underwater Photo & Video Competition
    – 1st place in the Advanced Wide-Angle category
    – Best of Show
  40. 2013 ACQUA Underwater Art Competition
    – 3rd place Mediterranean Wide-Angle category
  41. 2013 Paf Tachov International Divers Festival
    – 1st place Portfolio category (TOP PHOTOGRAPHER)
    – 3rd place Black-and-White Category
  42. 2013 Pelagos International Sea Festival
    – 1st and 3rd place Macro category
  43. 2013 DGP & Wetpixel Our World Underwater
    – Silver medal Wide Angle Traditional
  44. 2013 Beneath the Sea International Imaging Competition
    – 2nd place Macro category
  45. 2012 International Marmara UW Photo & Video Festival
    – 3rd place Wide Angle Category
  46. 2012 Divers for Africa International Photo Contest
    – 3rd place Open Wide-Angle category
  47. 2012 SEA NCUPS International Underwater Photo & Video Competition
    – Honorable Mention Advanced Wide-Angle category
  48. 2012 Pelagos International Sea Festival
    – 2nd place Water category
    – Jury Special Award Macro category
  49. 2011 Eilat Red Sea World Shoot-Out
    – 2nd place Macro category
  50. DPG September 2011 Photo Contest – 3rd place
  51. 2011 Eilat Red Sea 2011 Photographer of the Year
    – 2nd place portfolio
  52. 2011 FIPSAS Underwater Activities Italian Federation
    – 3rd place Underwater Photography dSLR Championship
  53. 2011 International Marmara UW Photo & Video Festival
    – Jury Special Award Digital Macro
  54. 2011 Historical Diving Society Italy Underwater Photo-Video Contest
    – 3rd place Open category – portfolio of 5 images
  55. DPG March 2011 Photo Contest – 2nd place.
  56. 2011 DGP & Wetpixel Deep Indonesia
    – Honorable Mention Divers Category
  57. 2011 Moscow International PhotoFestival “Golden Dolphin”
    – 2nd place in the Black&White category
  58. 2010 FIPSAS Underwater Activities Italian Federation
    – 1st place Underwater Photography Compact Camera Championship
    1st place Underwater Photography Team Championship
  59. 2009 FIPSAS Underwater Activities Italian Federation:
    – 1st place Underwater Photography Compact Camera Championship

Articles, Publications and Collaborations

  1. David Salvatori Portfolio “Im Gleichgewicht”
    • Unterwasser das TauchMagazine – issue November 2019
  2. David Salvatori Portfolio “The-Sea-Is-Me”
  3. Collaboration with FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) – April 2019
    • Supply of underwater photos of Mediterranean species and habitats for General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
  4. Nautica – n. 684 Aprile 2019
    • Whale Swimming nel mondo (with Stefano Nicolini and Amanda Cotton)
  5. “Quello che i pesci ci dicono”
    • Lecture to scientific high-school “Albert Einstein” Milan – January 2019
  6. Scuba Diver South Korea edition issue 2018.11/12
    • David Salvatori’s Portofolio
  7. 2018 Blancpain Ocean Commitment Fifty Fathoms
    • Editor’s Choice of the Finest Black & White Underwater Photoart
  8. Tauchen – n. 1 January 2018
    • British Columbia: Kalte UW-wunderwelt der Region God’s Pocket
  9. GEO-Edition Fotografie: Tierwelten 2017 (Kalender)
    • Month of April
  10. ScubaDiver Australasia – n. 110 issue 4/2017
    • Inside God’s Pocket
  11. La Rivista della Natura – n.4/Dicembre 2017
    • Ctenofori – cristalli sospesi (with Angelo Mojetta)
  12. Scuba Diver Ocean Planet
    • Through The Lens collectors’ edition – Issue n. 106/2017
  13. Book Press Release: Reflections from The Past – David Salvatori’s first book
  14. Book Press Release: David Salvatori Releases First Photographic Book
  15. Book Press Release: Reflections from the Past by David Salvatori
    • Wetpixel on-line magazine (wetpixel.com), January 14th 2016
  16. The Amazon river dolphin: another “baiji” story?
    • Asian Diver magazine – 2015 issue 2 Volume 137
  17. Asks the Pros: wide-angle photography
  18. Asks the Pros: Backup strategies
  19. Underwater Photographer of The Week: David Salvatori
  20. 15 Top Feature Stories of 2014
  21. Full Frame 2014: Retrospective
    • Wetpixel on-line magazine (wetpixel.com), January 3rd 2015
  22. David Salvatori – Photographer of the Week
  23. David Salvatori: Dominica sperm whales
  24. Amazon River Dolphins – A Case for Conservation Awareness
  25. Behind the Shot Series interviews on Planet Earth Diver (http://planetearthdiver.blogspot.ca) radio program and blog
  26. David Salvatori Interview
    • Scubazone on-line dive magazine (scubazone.it) issue n. 12
  27. It’s A-Moray: Falling in Love with Italy’s Macro Photography
  28. Numana Italian Lembeh
  29. Safari fotosub che passione!
    • Pescare Apnea magazine n.6 Giugno 2010
  30. Il Campione 2.0
    • Pescare Apnea magazine n.12 Dicembre 2009

Books

Reflections from the Past – a journey in and around Capodacqua

  • Hard-cover, 315mmX220mm, 104 pages. Price 28 euro

Exhibits

  • 2015 MaxArtis Meeting and Photographic Event – Lucca

 

  • 2015 EXPO “Ninfa, i Caetani, il Cavata e Foro Appio” – Il Cammino dell’Acqua dalla Collina al Mare
    • Collaboration with Fondazione Roffredo Caetani

 

  • 2019 “Un Collega sul fondo del Mare”
    • Charity exhibits in the Cisco offices of Milan Vimercate and Rome
    • All the proceeds donated to Dynamo Camp Onlus organization

Underwater Photography Judge

 

  • Member of Jury panel of several national and international u/w photography contests
    • ABYSS – Venice International Underwater Photography Contest (2016/2017/2018)
    • UN World Ocean Oceans Day Underwater Photography Contest (2018)
    • FIPSAS Italian Underwater Photography Federation Safari Fotosub 2018 Championships
    • SEE IN THE SEA – OrtonaMare International Underwater Photography Contest (2019)

Associations

  • Co-Founder of IUPS – Italian Underwater Photography Society, collaborating for the association portal fotosub.net

 

  • Member of Ocean Artist Society since 2015, in recognition of awareness-raising activities on behalf of some of the world’s most endangered species.
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