Riccardo Busi


Studies and work experience

Born in 1958 in Florence, a doctor in Political Sciences, master in Diplomatic Career and in International Organizations.


Photographic charges


FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique)

President since August 2012

General Secretary from April 2002 to August 2012

Member of FIAP Nature Commission , from 2000 to 2006


ISF (Image Sans Frontière European International Organization)

Founder and Vice-President from 1996 to 2002 

Director for the South Europe Area from 1996 to 2002

Both charges were left in March 2002 when the FIAP Directory Board called him to cover the role of “FIAP General Secretary “.


FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Arts) 

Foreign  Department Director from September 1998 to August  2012

Founder and Director of the Nature Committee, from 1990 to 2001 


Photographic skills

He approached photography in 1974 working both in B/W and Color.

Travel and Nature photographer, he is presently coordinator and trainer of photography courses and workshops (advanced and beginner course of nature and travel) and collaborator of “Panda Photo” Photographic Agency – Rome.


Exhibitions and awards

For the Italian Federation he has organized from 1994 until now, about 150 International Expositions with Foreign Federations, Clubs and authors.


He has actively participated in shows and competitions realizing from 1980 to today 406 personal and collective exhibitions and slide and digital projections in 33 different countries (Macao, Malta, Great Britain, Croazia, Nederland, San Marino, Hong Kong, China, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Serbia, Cyprus, Belgium, Greece, Bosnia, Romania, India, Taiwan, Portugal, Singapore, Ukraine, Turkey, Oman, Japan, Bulgaria, Slovenia, France, Emirates, Iran, Andorra, Australia, Kazakhstan and Italy.


He has gathered more than 1000 admissions in international competitions and over 300 awards. 


Five times FIAP World Champion in Nature: Finland 1999 (CLP), South Africa 2001 (CLP), Australia 2003 (CLP), Croatia 2006 (CLP and Slides).

Once FIAP World Champion in Projected Images (Belgium 2011) and three times FIAP Gold Medal in Projected Images World Cups (Finland 2000, Belgium 2002 and Indonesia 2009).

In 2007 he won the Second FIAP World Cup for Clubs, with his Club “Il Gruppo Fotografico Il Cupolone” of Florence 


In 2011 he won with the FIAF team the 60th Anniversary FIAP Cup “Children of the World” in Singapore.  


Judge in more than 303 national and international competitions since 1982, 

in 32 different countries: Belgium, France, Malta, Ireland, Great Britain, Croatia, Nederland, San Marino, Hong Kong, China, Portugal, Serbia, Russia, Greece, Austria, Spain, Italy, Iran, Luxembourg, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Andorra, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Cuba, Ukraine, India,  Turkey, Bulgaria, Austria, Emirates, Oman and South Africa.


Photographic titles/Distinctions – (64)


Thanks to the results obtained he received:


from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art  Photographique (FIAP) ; (9)

the title of AFIAP, EFIAP, EFIAP/b, EFIAP/s, EFIAP/g,  EFIAP/p,  MFIAP, and ESFIAP and Hon.EFIAP 


from  Image Sans Frontière  (ISF) ; (4) 

the titles of “Exposant Distngué ISF”, “Constellation Dauphin ISF” (D.ISF), Actif  ISF (AISF) and Fondateur ISF (FISF);


from the Photographic Society of America (PSA) ; (8)

3 stars in Nature, 3 stars in Slides and 1 star in Color Print ; QPSA


from the Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche (FIAF) ; (4)  

  2 stars in Projected Images, the title of Benemerito della Fotografia Italiana (Outstanding photographer of   

   the Italian Federation) – (BFI) and the title of EFI (Commendable of Italian Photography)


 from some Federations, clubs, Municipalities the titles: (39)

“Guest Professor of Shandong University of Art and Design” – Jinan – China

 “ Shandong tourism culture Imaging Ambassador” – China

“ Libo County tourism Imaging Ambassador” – China

“ Honorary Cityzen of Tengzhou City” – Tengzhou – China

 “Honorary President of Silk Road Photographic International Alliance” (SRPOIA) – China

“Honorary Chairman of the Photographic Society of Confucius Hometown” – Jinan – China 

“Artistic Consultant of Beijing International Photography Week – Photo Beijing” (ACBPW) – Beijing – China

“Artistic Consultant of Huaguang College Qiantu Photo Map” (ACHCQPM) – Quanzhou – China

 “Honorary President of International Photographer Association” (IPA) – Beijing – China

“Artistic Consultant of International Photography – (IPA) – Beijing – China

 “Senior adviser of Art of Lishui Photographers Association” – Lishui – China

“Honorary Member of China International Marine Photography Association” (HonCIMPA) – Shenzhen – China

“Honorary Fellowship of Saudi Photographers’ House” (Hon.FSPH) – Jedda – Saudi Arabia

“Honorary Master of World of Photography Group” (Hon.MWPG) – Riad – Saudi Arabia

“Honorary Fellowship of Bangladesh Photographic Society” (Hon.FBPS) – Bangladesh

“Fellow of Asian Photographers Union” (FAPU) – Singapore

“Membro de Honor Federaciòn Argentina de Fotografia” (MH.FAF) – Argentina

“Membro de Honor de Foto Club Buenos Aires” (MHFCBA) – Buenos Aires – Argentina

“Membro de Honor  de la Peña Fotografica Rosarina” (MHPFR) – Rosario – Argentina 

“Membro de Honor de Foto Club Argentino” (MHFCA) – Buenos Aires –  Argentina

“Honorary Fellow ICS – Image Colleague Society International, USA” (HON.FICS) – USA

“Honorary Member of Photographic Club Pascal” (HONPESGSPC) – Cyprus

Honorary Member of TAMA Photographic Club” (HonTAMAPC) – Cyprus

“Socio Onorario” of the “Associazione Sammarinese Fotoamatori”- San Marino

“Honorary Member of  “Sille Sanat Sarayi” Association (Hon.SSS) . Sille Sanat – Turkey

“Honorary Membership of “Gaziantep Ipekyolu Fotograf Sanati Dernegi” (Hon.GIFSAD) – Turkey 

“Altın Oran Düşünce ve Sanat Derneği -Adana“ ( Golden Range Idea and Art Association)-(Hon.AOS) Turkey

 “Honorary Excellence of Persona – International” (Hon.EPI) – Kolkata – India

“Honorary Lifetime Membership Persona International” – The Home of Image Maker – Kolkata – India

“Lifetime Achievement Award” National Academy of Photography – Persona International” Kolkata – India

Honorary Fellowship of Image Colleague Society” (HonFICS) – USA

“Membro Onorario” of the “Gruppo Fotografico il Cupolone” Florence – Italy

“Socio Onorario” of the “Associazione Cinefotografica Civitavecchia” – Italy

“Socio Onorario” of the “Gruppo Fotografico Chiavari” – Chiavari – Italy 

“Socio Onorario” of the “Associazione Fotografi naturalisti Toscani”- Italy

“Socio Onorario” of the “Circolo Fotografico San Giorgio” – Italy

“Socio Onorario” of the “Club Fotografico Apuano” – Italy

“Socio Onorario” of the “Aternum Fotoamatori Abruzzesi” – Italy

Honorary Member of the Sulmonese Academy of Photography” – Italy