When I was a little girl, during the cold and rainy winter days of northern Italy, the Atlas was my best playmate. I liked to trace imaginary lines which linked countries and places still unknown, and when I grew up I started to travel 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 South East Asia. I traveled the world to encourage development involving local communities 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 trying to understand the interrelahionships between people, places and environment and show people, through on-site discoveries, speeches, visual storytelling and written words, how is possible to acquire awareness about our fragile world. A way 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, next door or far away stories to tell. Wandering the planet including its remote corners, I’ve seen poverty and diseases, but I instinctively made a choice: to document the beauty and peace we can still find out there. In the midst of many conflicts all around the world, I’ve always been moved by the dignity and the mesmerizing grace with which, simple people, especially women and children, face life.
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 – Collective Exhibitions (Humanitarian issues) in USA – Collective Exhibition in Spain
International Photo Contests:
Nominees and Honourable mentions in various International Contests:
Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2017 – Color of Life – Monochrome Awards 2017 – Fine Art Photography 2018 – Spider Awards 2018- IPA International Award 2018 – Julia Cameron Award 2018 – Fine Art Photography 2019 – IPA Street 2019
3rd place Prix de La Photographie Paris 2019