Edoardo Maggi (1992) obtained in 2014 a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies at the State University of Milan after presenting, under the supervision of Prof. Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis, a final essay in Aesthetics focused on the dialectic between eroticism and lyricism in Robert Mapplethorpe's nudes; after that he got a master’s degree in Art History at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome with Prof. Claudia Cieri Via and Dr. Raffaella Perna. The thesis, entitled “The Rhetoric of Pathos”, was configured as a critical and theoretical study of photojournalism since the 2000s, with particular attention to its technical aspects, the issues pointed out by visual culture studies, the anthropological value of documentary images, and their ethical implications. Also at ‘Sapienza’ he won a scholarship to the Postgraduate School in Historical and Artistic Heritage (2017-2019), which he concluded with a dissertation on the photographic archive of the painter Francesco Paolo Michetti (1851-1929), with Prof. Benedetta Cestelli Guidi as his supervisor. During the two-years course he got an internship at the Photo Library of the Central Institute for Catalog and Documentation (Ministry of Culture), where he compiled the inventory for a portion of the historical fund of the MPI – the former Ministry of Public Education. While working at Contrasto publishing house, he was also involved in the creation of a series of monographic volumes about Magnum photographers. His doctoral project, “Photography and Artistic Production under Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903)”, aims to investigate the relationship between visual arts and photographic praxis in modern Rome.