Michele Palazzi was born in Rome in 1984. After gaining a three-year master degree in Photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia, he started working as a documentary photographer. Between 2010 and 2011 he has worked on the project Migrant Workers Journey recipient of the Project LaunchAward 2011 at CenterSanta Fe. In 2013 he received the First Prize of Environmental Photographer of the Year Award. Between 2012 and 2013 he started working on Black Gold Hotel a long term project about the modernization impact in Mongolia, which has been awarded with the First Prize in the Daily Life category - Stories of the World Press Photo 2015. He lives in Rome and he is represented by Contrasto agency.