Rick Mave (b. 1982, Italy) is a documentary photographer based in Rome. He worked for several years in the cinema industry as 2nd Assistant Operator and switched to photography after developing a deep interest in social and environmental issues and human existence. He holds a degree in Science of Communication achieved at the University of Perugia (Italy) and a Master degree in Cinematography earned at Septima Ars, School of Cinema and TV in Madrid (Spain). He studied photography at FORMA International Centre of Photography in Milan. Currently in New Zealand for a new project. www.rickmave.com