Umberto Verdoliva was born in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) in 1961. He started photographing in 2006 and street photography has become his main activity. In 2008 he became a FIAF member and in 2010 joined the international “ViVo” collective. Winner and finalist of many awards and street photography contests. He was also publicated in several magazines and blogs.

He is the founder and co-ordinator of “SPONTANEA” Italian collective dedicated to street photography, born in 2013.