Italian Photographer Andrea Mattia travels to Miami, Florida every year as a documentary photographer for Earth Angel Outreach. Capturing Life on the Streets in Miami, his images bring awareness to the perils of homeless and at risk youth in America. After purchasing his first digital SLR camera in 2010, Andrea hit the streets in Leon, France to capture his first collection of portraits documenting everyday life. From there he traveled to Barcelona, Spain before his first trip to Miami in the spring of 2011. Upon arrival, and with the help of EAO, he soon became aware of the issues of those living on the streets and decided to use his lens as a way to help bring hope and light to American youth. In December of 2011 his work was shown in his first ever photography show where he sold his first piece 'Trasimeno' to help support EAO. His images were part of The Revolving Door Project exhibition at South Point Gallery with 28 other artists from around the world and Miami to help bring awareness to Youth at Risk.
Computer Systems Engineer and Web Master in Italy for over fifteen years, Andrea Mattia purchased his first 35mm camera in 2007 in order to explore a new hobby. He began taking photography courses from Milan to Rome embarking on what would soon become a passion for photography that would change his life. Coming from Assisi, also known as the 'International Center for Peace', Andrea successfully captures the light and hope of humanity through his lens and shares his vision in luminous black&white portraits and color landscapes. Andrea looks to return to America several times in 2013-2014 in order to document Life on the Streets across America with Earth Angel Outreach and work on web projects to help build more awareness.