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Highly skilled professional photojournalist with almost 20 years experience documenting the effects of politics and public policies on society, including conflicts and natural disasters. Assignments involve raising public awareness of many of Africa’s most important issues by generating visually striking images for publication in some of the worlds most well-respected newspapers, magazines and websites, while adhering to the highest ethical and photojournalistic standards. Mr. Gangale lived from 2003 until 2008 in Rwanda , from 2008 until 2017 in Kenya and since 2017 he is based in southern Tuscany, Italy.
His photographs have been selected for worldwide exhibitions, publications and books. Over ten years experience in commercial work for luxury and boutique hotel companies in Africa and Europe, including architectural and food photography. Experience facilitating and running photography training and capacity building with NGO and large donor organizations.

Recent Professional Assignments and Experience
May 2019 – Present – Freelance photographer for the Novasol agency, photographing villas for renting.

September 2017 – February 2020 Photographs of the Global Seed Vault in the Svalbard Island for the Norwegian Government and the Nordgen.

October 2017 – Assignment for the European Union in the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the sanitary emergency in the south west part of the country.

June 2017 – Photograph of chefs and food for the Cookbook Italy, for the Louvre Hotels Italy.

The Associated Press - Freelance Photographer 2003 – 2017
Assignments in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo covering political unrest, armed military conflicts, humanitarian work, environmental and animal welfare projects, and social and cultural issues.

United Nations Agencies - Freelance Photographer 2003 -2017
Agencies include WFP, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNEP and UNDP. Assignments covered include:
• Refugees and internal displaced people in Kenya, Somalia, Uganda
• Girl’s education and literacy efforts in Kenya, Somalia, Rwanda, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
• Maternal and child health in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda.
• Mau forest conservation in Kenya

Luxury and Boutique Hotel Commercial work 2003 - present
Milles Collines Hotel – Kigali, Rwanda | The Memling Hotel – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | The Golden Tulip Hotel – Kumasi and Accra, Ghana | Luxury Lodges for Volcanoes Safari – Uganda and Rwanda | Campanile Hotels – Elche, Barcellona, Madrid, Murcia, Malaga and Alicante in Spain, Padua and Turin, Italy | Tulip Inn – Turin, Italy | Luxury resort Hotel Punta Rossa – San Felice Circeo, Italy | Golden Tulip Hotels in Burkina Faso, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg

Photography workshop and training 2010 – present
• USAID and AMREF - Staff and NGO staff photography workshops, Nairobi 2012 - present
• Training and facilitating private group photography workshops, Nairobi 2012 - present
• Yale University Department of Genocide Studies - Guest lecturer and discussion leader, April 2011
Class discussion centered on photography exhibit about the Rwandan Genocide ‘The Rescuers Project’. Topics included photojournalistic ethics, conflict photography and interview skills.
• UNICEF Nigeria - Photography workshop leader, 2010
Photography workshop for young Nigerian photographers. Topics included basic technique, documentation and ethics of conflict photography involving child subjects.

• Proof: Media for Social Justice ‘The Rescuers Project’ - Freelance photographer, 2007 – 2009
‘The Rescuers Project’ is a peace-building program that supports healing and reconciliation in post-conflict countries by recording and highlighting the stories of those who resisted.
Project focused on photographing, recording and filming the stories of the remarkable people who risked their lives to save others during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Exhibition currently traveling around the world.
• Operation Turquoise/Cipango and Canal+ production - Press book and movie set photographer, Rwanda 2007
Documentation of production and videographer for ‘making of’ the movie Operation Turquoise, directed by Alan Tasma
• All Things Must Fight to Live by Bryan Mealer – Journey and publication photographer, Congo River 2006
Documentary photography of 1,077-mile journey up the Congo River with New York Times Bestselling author Bryan Mealer.
Cover photo and featured images in subsequent publication ‘All Things Must Fight to Live’.
• UN world Summit on Sustainable Development – Freelance photographer, 2002
• Documentation of Landless People Summit and daily life in Soweto and Johannesburg, South Africa


• Photographs featured in the following newspapers and magazines, supporting articles on social and cultural issues:
Times Magazine | New York Times | Guardian, UK daily | Guardian weekly, UK | Newsweek | Times, UK daily | Feature in Photo District News; The Concerned Issue | Der Spiegel | Espresso, Italian weekly | Internazionale, Italian Weekly | BBC Focus on Africa magazine | Le Monde, French daily | Liberation, French daily | The Washington Post, USA daily | The International Herald Tribune
• Photographs featured in the following books:
Child Soldiers, by Leora Kahn and Luis Moreno Ocampo, Powerhouse Publishing, New York, New York, 2008
WFP 30 Years in Rwanda Commemorative Book, United Nations World Food Program, YEAR
Cookbook Italy, Louvre Hotels
Operation Turquoise Press Book, Canal+ France, 2007

Portraits of Child Soldiers Exhibition currently touring;
June 2008 Bonn, Germany | November 2008 UN Headquarters, New York, USA | June 2009 Rome, Campidoglio Square | September 2009, Mexico City, Mexico | December 2009 - January 2010, Kyoto and Beppu, Japan | February 2010, Military Museum, Vienna, Austria | January 2011, Japan | April 2011, White House, Washington D.C, USA

Portraits of rescuers from Rwandan Genocide Exhibition currently touring
November 2010, Yale University, USA | November 2009, Sala de exposiciones de Cancha, Madrid, Spain | January 2009 Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda| July 2011 Sarajevo, Bosnia| November 2011 Meta House, Cambodia| December 2012, International Conference on Transitional Justice, Geneva, Switzerland| July 2012, Jewish Holocaust Center, Melbourne, Australia| November 2014 Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Congo river from Kinshasa to Kisangani December 2009, Istituto Superiore di Fotografia, Rome, Italy

War photojournalists, a window on the world July 2009, Latina, Italy

In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz, Congo River September 2006, Kigali, Rwanda

People working on the lava - Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo November 2007, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy.

Winner of UN Forum on Forests Photography contest, Istanbul, April 2013

Political Science studies 1994 - 1997
Sapienza – Università di Roma - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma Italy Tel. + 39 06 49911
Master in Professional Photography 1999 - 2002
Istituto superiore di Fotografia - Via degli Ausoni, 1 00185 Rome, Italy 06 4469269

Italian, French and English - Full professional fluency. Spanish – Basic. Swahili – Basic.