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 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, for example: '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, he had his first solo show, 'Diary n°0, things that do not happen', as part of Fotogafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma. This exhibition resulted in the publication of his first book, curated and produced by 3/3.
In 2017, following his solo show at Matèria, Barile exhibits a selection of works from his body of work “An investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution and restoration of land” at the National Archive for Cataloguing and Documentation in Rome, in dialogue with images sourced from the archive itself. In 2019, alongside Domingo Milella, he participates in his first major museum exhibition ‘Le Forme del Tempo’, curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva at Fondazione Pescheria Centro Arti Visive in Pesaro.
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.