Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. Since 2012 she is the artistic director of Cortona On The Move, the international photography festival in Tuscany, Italy. She is also the curator of photography for PhEST, a new festival for contemporary photography and art focused on the Mediterranean, in Monopoli, Italy, at its second edition this year. In 2014 she was appointed guest artistic director for DOCfield, the documentary photography festival in Barcelona.
Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, as Archive Director at Magnum Photos. Back in Italy in 2001, as picture editor for Colors magazine, she commissioned international photographers to produce documentary and research projects around the world.
Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna has been a freelance curator for exhibits and book projects, and a photo consultant for publications, among which 4 years at D, the weekend supplement of one of Italy’s main daily, La Repubblica. She collaborates with major publishing houses for special projects and is a regular participant in portfolio review events and jury panels worldwide, as well as speaker and lecturer. She was the director of OjodePez magazine, the bilingual documentary photography quarterly published by La Fabrica, Madrid, for 7 years.
Based in Barcelona since 2012, Arianna continues to develop photography projects at an international level, and teaches workshops, explores photo festivals, and is intrigued by amazing stories told through photography.