Fabio Barile was born in Barletta (Italy) in 1980 and graduated from Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence in 2007.In the same year he was selected as one of 15 finalists of the 'Atlante Italiano 007' award and his work was exhibited in a group show at MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, in Rome.
His work is mainly focused on the study of landscape, with particular attention to geology that has now become the subject of intensive independent investigation. He started this photographic research in 2005 with a project about coastal erosion that affects 1500 km of the italian coastline. This project, titled 'Among', aims to investigate the relationship between the natural processes of the landscape and the impact of humanity upon it. This work is part of 'Visions and Documents', a ten-book set published by Documentary Platform.It also has been exhibited in several group shows such as: 'Tempi Osceni. Moments de la photographie contemporaine italienne II' at the Centre d'Art Dominique Lang and at the Athens Photo Festival in 2009.
In the same year 'Diary n°0, things that do not happen', was selected as part of Fotogafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma. This exhibition resulted in the publication of his first book, curated and produced by 3/3.
During the last few years, he has developed a major interest in the complexity of geomorphology acting upon landscape over time, using photography in order to stimulate a conscious and deeper understanding of it.
- 2017 – An investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution and restoration of Land (Matèria Gallery)
- 2016 – Homage to James Hutton (Matèria Gallery)
- 2015 – Group exhibition (Homage to James Hutton) at Museo MAXXI, Rome
- 2014 – Group exhibition at SI FEST Festival di Savignano
- 2014 – Fabio Barile & Francesco Neri, Middle-Earth in Milan
- 2010 – Group exhibition at Festival Internazionale di Fotografia (MACRO Museum, Rome)
- 2009 – Diary n 0 (ST Gallery, Rome