Journalist and photography critic, was born in Rome in 1961. After high school he took a degree in political science majoring in international studies and the Japanese language and culture. From 1989 to 1998 he was on the editorial staff of Editrice Reflex before moving to Milan where, from 1999 to 2014 he was chief editor of IL FOTOGRAFO magazine. He has taught History of Photography at the ISFCI in Rome and, from 2003, Photojournalism and Visual Communication.He has held Master courses at the MIFAV-University of Tor Vergata (where he co-directed the F&D press service), and also at the universities of Bologna, Bergamo, Insubria, Palermo, Pavia, Perugia and Siena. He has collaborated with RAI-Radio 1, RAI-Radio 3, Radio 24, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Paese Sera, Avvenimento, Il Giornale di Napoli and Il Manifesto.
In 2011 he was curator of the photographic division of RomaProvinciaCreativa and a member of the assessment committee for the Eyes in Progress project. In 2014 he founded with Stefania Biamonti and is currently director of FPmag, a review of image culture. FPmag, which is based in MIlan in via Spartaco 36 and published in Italian and English only on the web, aims to exploit the characteristics of the medium in order to propose a vision broad spectrum of image culture with a focus on photography . Among the objectives of the magazine is to discover and give visibility to emerging authors by publishing articles and portfolio. For this reason, as portfolio reviewer Sandro Iovine aims to stimulate reflection on the construction of a coherent planning both in formal terms as in the contents, engaging, if the presented work are already sufficiently structured, to propose to its authors a publication on FPmag.