I'm a multidisciplinary documentary photographer based in Italy and working between Italy and London.
In Italy I took a degree in Economics, spending time in the corporate world, before moving to London in 2008. My first camera was found discarded in a grey bag in Florida Street, Bethnal Green, London. It was a 35mm Praktica with three lenses. In London, at Central St Martin’s College of Arts, I graduated with a certificate in Photographic Professional Practice, attending a one year course in analogue photography and darkroom printing. Then I completed my training in the rough and tumble school of professional freelance press photography, and as a paparazzo, for three years.
My work focuses on stories related on the power of trust in human relationships.
Since 2013 I’ve been documenting in London people’s stories, that might raise uneasy truths about sexuality, gender equality, prejudice, love, physical and psychological abuse, negative thinking, illness. I am driven to explore people’s depths by an urge for self-discovery - through conversations with strangers, met 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 at the instant of encounter with another human being and the photographs produced are merely documentation of that encounter.
The observer becomes the observed, and in the mirror the person reflected.
In 2018 I became a member of Action Hybride, a collective of international artists based in Paris. The purpose of the collective is to organise interviews, films, exhibitions, performances, talks, concerning the body, memory and the human condition. I have exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Berlin, Bruxelles, Rome.
Exhibitions & Shows
2023 Photography and the social. A dialogue with oneself, the other and the world |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
2017 Honourable Mention | Monochrome Awards | Single Picture | Conceptual - Category Professional
2017 Honourable Mention | MonoVisions Awards | Single Picture | Conceptual - Category Professional
2014 Honorable Mention | Monochrome Awards Portrait | Category Professional
2013 Best 20 portraits | Photography Competition Telegraph | The London Fashion Week | Portrait |London | UK
Books in which my photographs appeared
2019 Agency: A Partial History of Live Art by Theron Schmidt
2018 Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times by Stephen Greer
2016 Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives by Alyson Campbell, Stephen Farrier
2015 Walking's New Movement by Phil Smith
2011 Desidero ergo sum: arte corpo pensiero by Roberta Giulieni
The Heroine's Journey interview
Its Liquid, the Labyrinth interview
The Palette Pages interview
Monovisions Magazine interview
© 2023 Loredana Denicola