MATTEO LONARDI is an Italian photographer, journalist and director based in New York. Originally from Milan, he graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2014. Since 2010 Matteo has been documenting artists around the world through photography, video and Virtual Reality. He is currently head of CULTURUNNERS media, directing and producing documentaries for online outlets and television. His written, photographic and video work has appeared in international publications including the BBC, Creative Time Reports, The Guardian, La Stampa, The Huffington Post and Il Corriere Della Sera.

FRANCESCO LONARDI is an award winning VR producer. He started his video production career at The Blink Fish—a Milanese production company where he worked on commercial projects including the rebranding of Milan Fashion week, and an Audi sponsored cultural project called Audiorama. He is now a producer on Discovery Channel’s series Wild Frank and has produced documentaries in Congo, Central African Republic, Saudi Arabia, Italy , Spain and Greece.

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