When I was a little girl and the sun hid behind dark clouds for weeks during the cold winter days of northern Italy, the Atlas was my best playmate. I could open it on the floor and I felt as though I had the whole world under my feet. I liked to trace imaginary lines which linked countries and places still unknown and when I grew up I started to travel, often alone, to discover that magical world.
Then, as Founder and President of GEO, one of the first organizations in Italy to promote sustainable tourism with low environmental impact I’ve long worked on the Indian Sub-Continent and I’ve traveled the world to encourage development involving local communities and protecting wildlife in the most isolated corners of the planet. With my studies in Geography and my passion for nature, people and cultures, my aim has always been to show people how is possible to acquire awareness about our fragile world to better understand different environments, trying to avoid mass tourism which inevitably leads to destruction of natural habitats and cultural treasures.
I’ve been taking documentary and street photographs for years. My essential subject is social life, nothing set up or staged, only people and places away from the spotlight, simple stories to tell, hidden beyond the scenes. Wandering the planet including its remote corners, I’ve seen poverty, diseases, mutilations but, I instinctively made a choice: to document the beauty and peace we can still find out there. I’ve always been moved by the dignity and the mesmerizing grace with which, simple people, especially women and children, face life. Day by day, in the midst of many conflicts all around the world, I discovered that there is a kind of human harmony which always reminds me that, no matter which country we come from, we all belong to the same magical and fragile world.
I exhibited my photos in solo shows in Italy and in collective shows in Spain and in USA. In 2015 I wrote my first book, a journey around the world through short stories and photographs dedicated to the female universe.
La figlia di Saadi Ed. Polaris, was published in 2016.
Photography work and awards :
Solo Exhibitions : Antropie – Dominae, faces, gestures, expressions seen through women in Italy in 2007/2010
Collective Exhibitions (Humanitarian issues) in USA (Richmond, Washington DC with a Special mention at Colors of Life Exhibition, New York) 2008/2012
Book “La figlia di Saadi” Ed. Polaris (co-author M. Mallen) in 2016
Collective Exhibition in Spain (Barcelona) Foto Biennale in 2018
After being away from the photography world for a while, last year I started to
participate in some International Photo Contests:
Finalist at The 10th Julia Margaret Cameron International Award 2017
Honorable mentions at Monochrome Photography Awards 2017
Nominee at 4th Fine Art Photography Award 2018
Honorable mentions at IPA International Photography Award 2018
Nominees and honorable mention at Black and White Spider Awards 2018
Honorable mention at 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018