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Hi there, my name is
Alessandro

I’m an award-winning photographer based in Toronto, Canada. My photography focuses on landscapes, wildlife and, occasionally, lifestyle.

I grew up near Venice in Italy and moved to Canada in the late ‘90s, working in the publishing industry, mostly architecture and design.

I started photographing with the desire to express emotions and to give people new ways of seeing things under a different light. I’m absolutely not a morning person, but I love editing pictures until well into the night.

My work has been featured by National Geographic, The Atlantic, Azure magazine, Designlines magazine, N-Photo magazine, and many more publications. I have also collaborated as an influencer with such brands and public organizations as the European Travel Commission, Royal Bank of Canada and the City of Hamilton.

HONOURS, AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS

2014
1st Prize & People’s choice award
Nikon Canada – Identity contest, part of Scotiabank Contact Photography festival

2013
Honorable Mention
Animal Photo contest organized by Santa Fe Workshops

2012
1st Prize – Environment category
“THE WORLD WE LIVE IN” Photo contest by Photolife Magazine

2012
Honorable Mentions in Nature & Architecture
International Photography Awards – IPA

2012
Photographer in Distinction – 2012 Wildlife & Nature
Canadian International Digital Photography Award – CIDPA

2011
Honorable Mention in Architecture
International Photography Awards – IPA

In the Media

Images from National Geographic Traveler
The Atlantic – article by Alan Taylor

Haunting Images of ‘Dark Venice’
The Weather Channel – article by Lorraine Boissoneault

Mysterious Photos of Venice Cloaked in Darkness
My Modern Met – article by Pinar Noorata

Alessandro Cancian: il fotografo che ferma le ali dei signori del cielo
Now Magazine Italia

Dark Venice di Alessandro Cancian
Clickblog.it – Article by Serena Vasta

N-Photo Magazine
Travel article featuring one of my shots of Venice

Nikon Canada
Scotiabank Contact Festival – Identity Contest Page and Social Media

Mondo della fotografia in vetrina
La Nuova Sardegna – article by Tamara Peddis

Exhibits & more

Influencer Photographer: European Travel Commission
Europe

Influencer Photographer: Royal Bank of Canada – Avion Visa
Toronto – Canada

Social Influencer: City of Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario – Canada

2013
Festival Nazionale di fotografia
Iglesias, Sardegna – Italy

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