ABOUT ME

BIOGRAPHY

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. With my studies in Geography and my passion for nature, people and cultures, my aim has always been trying to understand the interrelationships between people  and environment.   Through a sustainable tourism with a low environmental impact  I  showed  people, through on-site discoveries, photographs, 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 long worked in Indian Sub-Continent, South East Asia and in the most isolated corners of the planet  taking documentary and street photography. Nothing set up or staged, my essential subject is social life, simple stories to tell. I’ve always been fascinated by how many people away from the spotlight, manage to interact with each other despite being from different regions, ethnic groups or religions. In a world submerged by conflicts, I try  to capture with my camera  the beauty and delicacy we can still find out there. A journey through ordinary life to better understand the world around us. In 2016 my first book is published  “La figlia di Saadi” Ed. Polaris (co-author M. Mallen), a tour 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  Fragments of life – Dominae, faces, gestures, expressions seen through women,  in Italy  – Collective Exhibitions (Humanitarian issues) in USA  – Collective Exhibition in Spain

After being away from photography world from a while, I started to share my photographs a couple of years ago.

International Photo Contests:

1st place Julia Cameron Awards 2019 (Children of the world)  –  2nd place Tokyo International Awards 2019 (Editorial) – 2nd place IPA International Awards 2019  (Editorial Photojournalism)  – 3rd place Prix de La Photographie  Paris 2019 (Editorial Photojournalism)

Nominees and Honorable mentions in various International Contests:

Julia Margaret Cameron Awards –  Monochrome Awards –  Colors of Life –  Fine Art Photography Awards  –  Black and White Spider Awards  – International Colors Awards – IPA International Photography Awards – IPA Street Awards –  Pollux Awards – Tokyo International Awards