A graduate in European Languages and Literatures at the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples, Alessandra Capodacqua is a photographer, a teacher and a curator of exhibitions. As an artist, she works with a variety of devices, from pinhole, toy, digital cameras, to mobile devices. She constantly expands her artistic development by experimenting with new digital technologies and historical alternative printing processes.
Since 1989 she has been teaching photography at various levels in Italian and in English for national and international schools and colleges. She also teaches workshops and gives lectures in Italy and abroad.
As a curator, Alessandra has organized several exhibitions of photography and has participated in the creation of festivals of photography in Italy and abroad, such as the International Triennial Festival of Photography Backlight in Tampere, Finland and the SI Fest 2016 in Savignano sul Rubicone, where she is part of the Artistic Committee.
She is regularly invited for portfolio reviews; among others PhotoAlliance at the San Francisco Art Institute and Voies Off in Arles, France. Her task is to help photographers organize and expand their artistic production, and give feedback for improving their career.
Her main areas of interest: documentary photography, visual story-telling, fine art and fashion photography. She is invited as juror for International Photo Awards and Prizes.
Her photographs are shown nationally and internationally. Her works are in private and public collections, including the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the MUSINF in Senigallia, and the Museo Storico-fotografico di Montelupone.
Major publications include, among others: Autoritratto in assenza, 2016; Il Palazzo Magnifico, 2009; Autori – Esperienze di fotografia stenopeica, 2008; Zone di Frontiera Urbana, 2007; Valdarno, una visione in movimento, 2005; Artista – Critica dell’arte in Toscana, 2000, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2015; Col segno di poi, 2004; Senza Obiettivo, 2002; Focus on Italy, Biennial Festival of Italian Photography in New York, 2001; Firenze Fotografia, 2000.