I'm a multidisciplinary documentary photographer based in Italy and working between Italy and London.
In Italy, I earned a degree in Economics, and spent some time in the corporate world, before moving to London in 2008.
My first camera was found discarded in a grey bag on Florida Street, London. It was an old 35mm Praktica with three lenses. While in London, I graduated with a certificate in Photographic Professional Practice from St Martin's College of Arts. I attended a one-year full-time course in analogue photography and darkroom printing. Later, I completed my training in the fast-paced world of professional freelance press photography and worked as a paparazzo for three years.
My artistic work focuses on the power of trust in human relationships. Since 2013 I’ve been documenting people's stories in London, that might raise uncomfortable truths about sexuality, gender equality, prejudice, love, physical and psychological abuse, negative thinking, and illness. I am driven to explore the depths of people through a desire for self-discovery - often through conversations with strangers I meet either online or on the street.
Photography is used as a therapeutic medium, to confront oneself first of all. In the act of using the camera, photography becomes performative: a live process where art is realised in the instant of encounter with another human being. The observer becomes the observed, and in the mirror, the person is reflected.
In 2018 I became a member of Action Hybride, a collective of international artists based in Paris.
The collective's purpose is to organise interviews, films, exhibitions, performances, and talks, related to the body, memory and the human condition. I have exhibited internationally in cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Bruxelles, Rome, Brindisi, Taranto.
Exhibitions & Shows
2023 (13 Nov-04Dec) Honoured Judge: 10th Annual Monochrome Awards
2023 The camera as a mirror. Intimate conversations with others, the world and oneself | Photo Club 'The Castle' | FIAF (Italian Federation of photographic Associations), Taranto, Italy
2022 Carcasses | 100ecs Galérie | Paris, France
2021 The theatre of the mind | Screening of 7 videos and artist's talk | Caffetteria Letteraria Nervegna, Brindisi, Italy
2021 Morphoses | Odysette Galérie | Arles, France
2021 Frontierès | Les Ateliers d'Artistes de belleville Galérie | Paris, France
2021 Frontierès Fractures Distances | La Galérie du Génie de la Bastille | Paris, France
2021 Lusted men project, open collection of erotic pictures of men | Festival (5-11 July Leboudoir2.0 - Arles) (9-10 October - Image Satellite, Nice) (15-24 October, La Nombreuse & Le Pianofariek, Bruxelles)
2020 Lusted men project, open collection of erotic pictures of men | Festival photo Saint Germain | Paris
2020 Je suis my body, je suis my memoire | Galerie, 59, Rue de Rivoli, Paris
2019 Carcasse | Openbach Galerie | Paris, France
2019 Fragiles | June | l'atelier galerie | Montreuil, France
2019 I am my body, I am my memory | June | Officine Forte Marghera | Venice, Italy
2019 Corps invisibles | Theatre de Verre | Paris, France
2019 Je vous salue marie(s) | l'Atelier de Belleville | Paris, France
2018 Fleisheslust Festival | Xlane Gallery | Berlin, Germany
2018 London open call 2018 | Whitechapel Gallery | London,UK
2018 Il mostro #10 | Tevere Art Gallery | Rome, Italy
2018 Liquids rooms | The Labyrinth | Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi | Venice, Italy
2017 Photo scratch | Four Corners | opportunity for documentary photographers | London,UK
2017 Salon 17 | New approach to photography | Four Corners LCN showcase 2017 | London,UK
2017 FLUXExhibition | Chelsea college of Arts | curated by Lisa Grey | London,UK
2016 Magnum swap shop, Magnum photos 70th anniversary | The Printspace | London, UK
2016 Exhibit here's Art Maze exhibition | Bargehouse | Oxo Tower Wharf | London,UK
2016 FLUX exhibition | The Truman Brewery | London,UK
2016 Folios Fridays | The Photographer’s Gallery | London,UK
2015 Portrait salon exhibition | The Embassy Gallery | Taylor Wessing Prize | London,UK
2011 Desidero ergo sum, arte, corpo e pensiero | SALA 5 | Rome, Italy
2013 Best 20 portraits | Photography Competition Telegraph | The London Fashion Week | Portrait |London | UK
Books in which my photographs appeared
2016 Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives by Alyson Campbell, Stephen Farrier
2011 Desidero ergo sum: arte corpo pensiero by Roberta Giulieni
The Palette Pages interview
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