Mirko Sotgiu is a mountain and reportage film-maker and photojournalist, passionate about landscapes he is know in Italy for his pubblications of mountaineering, adventure, travel and nature in the major magazines of Europe. He travelled in the major mountain range of Europe, Sud-America, Artic and Russia.
Born in Genoa in 1977 his career began as Film operator and video editor. After following professional photographers Mirko decides to build his project about the Alps Mountain photography images archive, until today with over 120000 images of landscape, flora and fauna. He turned professional in 1997 as freelance photographer working with “ALP Grandi Montagne” and “Meridiani Montagne” two of the major magazine of mountaneering and mountain in Italy. Over the years gained the technical expertise and the continuous artistic research led him to start business as a photographer and director, cameraman following topics about the alpine environment, nature and travel. He has worked and still works today, creating photography and films, with reviews of the field of tourism, mountains, nature and major television networks.
From 2009 is photoeditor and resident photographer of magazines “EV-Magazine” and “Oasis”, is actively working with Meridiani Montagne, Bell’Europa Vivere la Montagna and research institutions as Ev-K2-CNR and Envinronment UN Programme, UNEP.
Today Mirko working as journalist and tour guide for Mountain Kingdom IUAGM Alpine Guides, journalist and videomaker for OpenCircle, MountainBlog. From 2010 he write a new blog www.spiritomontano.it
The collection of images are shooted on Velvia Films, digital 35mm, medium and large format with professional camera equipment. Mirko Sotgiu is specialized in mountain and adventure photography. He is a rock and ice climber and it’s easy to make shots/video over 4000m on rock or ice ways in the alps, underground, aereal with light planes or helicam.
In the last five years he wrote for magazines and guides in italian, french and english, made many slideshows and exhibitions in Italy and Swiss.
Mirko Sotgiu has worked for Ev-K2-CNR comitee and UN UNEP Envinronment programme and other government with videos and photographs.
Member of TAU VISUAL Italian professional photographer association.
“Image working is for me a lifestyle, it’s an adventure, it’s a amazing way to discovery me and the world around me. Colors, shadows, moments that i freeze in my photos, reflect my dreams, my things and other.”
Text and photos was published in:
Bell’Europa, Qui Touring, Digi Photo (CK), ALP GM, Meridiani, Meridiani Montagne, Ev Magazine, WeekEnd & Viaggi, Asferico, Oasis, Vivalda Editori, Piemonte Parchi, Natura parchi & riserve, Naturalmente natura, Telemarktribe, Eco del Verbano, Vivere la montagna (CH), Edinat, Montagnard, Orobie, Lo Scarpone, La rivista del CAI
Photorevolt, Bellefoto, Alpinia.net, Telemarktribe, virgilio.it, Natural-Time,
Parco Adda Nord, Parco Regionale del Serio, Parco Adamello Brenta, Parco Orobie Valtellinesi, Parco Nazionale della Valgrande, Comunità montana Val Formazza.
RAI RadioTelevisione Italiana, NBC, TelecomMedia, Euphon, Sky IT and other production in Italy.
In this site you can find a little portfolio of my photo and video production. If you want to see more works please contact me.