Alice Sassu is a documentary photographer and videographer.
(b. 1979 Italy-Sardinia) studied Philosophy and Photography at Cfp Bauer in Milan.
In 2008, Alice Sassu worked as an editor on a documentary about autistic disorder, funded by the Ethnographic Sardinian Institute.
After obtaining a MA degree in Philosophy, she received a European grant for making photo and video projects in Palestine. During this period, she produced her video documentary "This is Apartheid. Welcome".
In 2013 she worked on a series documenting the relationship between the economic and housing crises in Italy. “Italy under Eviction” exposes the harsh conditions of several poor Italian families evicted by force from their houses in Milan’s neighborhoods.
In 2014 she made a documentary film in a tourist town of Sardinia focused on several families illegally occupying municipal buildings in a state of neglect.The project documents the housing crisis, and how the complex daily life of adults is opposed to the simplicity of children who, unaware, face their difficult daily reality. Now, the movie is in post production.
In 2015 she was living in Kolkata (India) where she made two photographic projects and she made video assignment for the agency "TransTerra media".
A photographic story focused on young girls who box at the KSOPC Boxing Club, a club in a Muslim ghetto of Kolkata. In this case she made a video for an agency and a photographic story. This story it shows "the other face" of the Muslim community and at the same time it highlights the increase of martial arts and combat sports for women in India. The other story is about the LGBT community in Kolkata, with a particular focus on Kothis and Hijras.
Her photographic work has appeared in the Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Foto8, Verve Photo and Witness Journal, among others. Right now, she is contributor of Echo photo agency (Milan).