Massimo Bassano

Is a National Geographic photographer and explorer.

Born and raised in Calabria, in the deep South of Italy, photojournalist Massimo Bassano works since 28 years for National Geographic, he has also been published in numerous other publications worldwide.

With original background of ship Captain and professional sailor, Massimo sailed all over the Oceans, including crossing Atlantic solo, several times.
He regularly teaches National Geographic photography workshops all over the world. His contagious passion for teaching photography  got a mention on the Nat Geo website: “he is a favourite with the Society's travellers”.


His internationally acclaimed photography book “The Colour of Silence” detailed the 12 weeks he spent in a little-known Italian monastery that has huge history in the Catholicism. Massimo has also traveled and photographed extensively in Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia, Arctic and Antarctica, over than 81 countries.

His photographs reflects his warm personality and infinite passion for life. It includes anything on Earth, from humanity to wildlife, to landscape and history.

Massimo speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian.