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  • to strive
  • to seek
  • to find and not to yield

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 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

2013
Festival Nazionale di fotografia
Iglesias, Sardegna – Italy

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