"Through the viewfinder I aim to capture fleeting, heartfelt 

moments that tell compelling human stories."

Stefano Azario (b. Paris, 1966) is a photographer and director best known for his work with children. “My work has little to do with kids, I just love the unpremeditated ease of childhood”. Stefano uses the camera to make sense of the world around him and his images bring visual order to the chaos he feels surrounded by. His dexterity with the medium allows him to be comfortable working solo as well as directing a large crew on a film set. His emphasis is on making heartfelt images that tell compelling human stories. Recent areas of working interest have been the people and landscape of Lunigiana, Grandmothers and their grandchildren, Italy’s aging infrastructure, and creatively collaborating with his own family. 

"I'm drawn to projects that explore themes of childhood and relationships understanding how deeply we are shaped in these formative years."


"I seek to make order of the world around me, to share an intuitive  perspective, in the hope that my images can evoke emotions and memories, connecting viewer and subject."



2022 Villa La Cartiera "Oscillazioni 2022" Group Show

2022 NoGallery Pontremoli  "In cerca della retta via" Solo Show

2021, Dab Art, “Art in the Time of Corona” Curated group show.

2021 SCORE, SFVacc “Models in Motion” Juried group show. 

2020 Academy Art Museum, Easton MD. “New Photography II” Juried group Show 

2007 Pitti Bimbo, Florence  “La Famiglia” Solo Show

2004 Daikanyama Gallery, Tokyo "Baby Voices" Solo show

2000 Museum of Childhood, London   “1000x2000: Photographing the future” Solo show

1990 [i’xi:z] London. “Bodyscapes” Solo show 

1988 ICA, London. “Young Contemporaries” Juried group show 


2021 Documentary Family Awards, Judges’ choice 

2010 Communication Arts Award Winner Fashion Editorial

Selected client list:

Aprica, Armani, Benetton, Burberry, Carters, Chicco, Conde Nast, DKNY, Dolce e Gabbana, Esprit, Famous Footwear, FCUK, Gap, Huggies, Il Gufo, J Crew, Joe Fresh, Johnson,  Martha Stewart, Microsoft, Missoni, Moschino, Nike, Osh Kosh, OVS,  Pampers, Ralph Lauren, Replay, Sesame Street, Sisley, Target, The Children's Place,  Traveller, UNICEF,  Uniqlo,  Upim,  Vanity Fair,  Vogue,  Walmart, IKEA.

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