Nicolás Scafiezzo was born in Montevideo. He has collaborated as photojournalist for national and international media since 1992, among these highlight the newspapers; Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil) and Marca (Spain); the Editorial Perfil; the Cosmopolitan and the Marie Claire Magazine; the Uruguayan newspapers El País and El Observador; the newsletter Semanario Búsqueda, and the magazine Revista Seisgrados from the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador.
Since 2004 he has worked as an advertising and editorial photographer for important brands from Uruguay. He was invited by the UNESCO, the Photography Center of Montevideo (CdF), the school Escuela de Creativos Brother, the INJU (National Institute for Youth), among others, to participate in talks and lectures on photography related topics. He taught at the Universidad ORT Uruguay, the Escuela de Creativos Brother, the Escuela TRIS, and the Fotoclub Uruguayo. In 2004 the Editorial Sudamericana published the photobook with texts by Mario Delgado Aparaín ‘Tabaré Revelado’. The book is about the political campaign during 1999 and 2004 of Uruguay’s president Dr. Tabaré Vázquez. In 2009 he was asked by the anthropologists Ricardo Fraiman and Marcelo Rossal to collaborate with the photos for the book that won the National Prize for Literature 2011. The book is named ‘Si tocás pito de dan cumbia: Esbozo Antropológico de la violencia en Montevideo’ (If you play the whistle they give you cumbia: Anthropological Sketch of violence in Montevideo),’ financed by the Interior Ministry of Uruguay, the Spanish Embassy, the AECID, and the UNDP. Between 2008 and 2015 he worked as a photo editor at the newspaper El Observador with Armando Sartorotti. In 2010 he founded the production house Balvano Studio where he is currently the director. In 2015 he directed and created jointly with Joel Rosenberg and Diego Muñoz audiovisual content for the news portal 180 from Canal 180. Later that same year he was invited by the CdF to become a member of the jury for the open call ‘Llamado a Salas 2015’ jointly with Carlos Porro and Carolina Sobrino. Later in 2016, he made the audiovisual cycle ‘El Norte es el Sur’ (The North is the South) with Miguel Ángel Dobrich about recognized Uruguayan musicians. In 2017 he is commissioned by the IDB (Interamerican Development Bank) to make a project for the photos of the book in progress ‘¿Cómo evitar el delito urbano?’ (How to avoid urban crime?) as a part of an Interior Ministry program to reduce urban crime.