When I was a little girl, the sun hid behind dark clouds for weeks during the cold winter days of northern Italy and 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 in the Indian Sub-Continent and travelled 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, through on-site discoveries, speeches, visual storytelling and written words, how is possible to acquire awareness about our fragile world. To better understand different environments and cultures, trying to avoid uncontrolled 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, unique world.
In 2016 my first book is published “La figlia di Saadi” Ed. Polaris (co-author M. Mallen) , a journey around the world through short stories and photographs dedicated to the female universe).
I exhibited my photos in solo shows in Italy and in collective shows in Spain and in USA.
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 – Collective Exhibition in Spain (Barcelona) Foto Biennale in 2018
International Photo Contests:
Finalist at The Julia Margaret Cameron International Award – Honorable mentions at Monochrome Photography Awards – Nominees at Fine Art Photography Award – Honorable mentions at IPA International Photography Award -Nominees and honorable mention at Black and White Spider Awards -Honorable mention at Julia Margaret Cameron Award – Nominee at International Colors Award