Davide Monteleone (b. 1974, Italy) is an artist and storyteller who uses photography and video as his main forms of expression. He has devoted himself to the study of social issues, conflict, and the relationship between power and the individual. Known for his specific interest in the post-soviet area, he published his first book Dusha, Russian Soul in 2007, followed by La Linea Inesistente, in 2009, Red Thistle in 2012 and Spasibo in 2013. His projects have brought him numerous awards, including three World Press Photo prizes, and grants such as the Aftermath Grant, European Publishers Award and Carmignac Photojournalism Award.
Since 2003, Davide Monteleone has been dividing his time between Italy and Russia