About Camilla De Maffei

(Italy,1981)
Camilla is graduated in Philosophy, Aesthetics.
She works as a freelance photographer and lives in Barcelona. Since 2009 she has focused her work in the Balkans area, developing long term projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania. She is interested in the concepts of limit, borders and periphery, bound to the idea of political and geographical Europe. Her work "The Visible Mountain. Sarajevo”has been granted by CONCA in 2010, in 2013 is awarded by the Prix du Jury, Prix Echange-Fotologgendo, Prix Public in Les Boutographies festival (Montpellier).
She is also interested in women's issues. Her project "Smoking Women" about elderly sex-workers, is awarded by CONCA in 2010. In 2013 her project “Corridor 8” is finalist in Fotopress’13. She has been selected by PDN – Photography District News of New York as a “New and emerging photographer to watch” in 2014.
She is the founder and coordinator at El Observatorio, Space for Creative Photography.

EXHIBITIONS

2014
- FESTIVAL ALLERS-RETOURS. MUSÉE ALBERT-KHAN, PARIS (FRANCE)
Les âmes grises: récits photographiques d’après-guerre - Exhibited work: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”
- OJO DE PEZ PHOTOMEETING, BARCELONA (SPAIN)
Conference and projection about: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”
- OPEN HOUSE GALLERY, BARCELONA (SPAIN)
Solo exhibition: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”
- FEEL THE LAND: PADOVA FOTOGRAFIA FESTIVAL, PADOVA (ITALY)
Solo exhibition: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”
- FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S), PARIS (FRANCE)
Projections: Favorites of European festivals - Exhibited work: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”
- GALERIE LE LAC GELEÈ. NIMES (FRANCE)
Solo exhibition: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”

2013
- FOTOLEGGENDO, ROMA (ITALY)
Exhibited work: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”
- FESTIVAL LES BOUTOGRAPHIES, MONTPELLIER (FRANCE)
Exhibited work: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”

2012
- FESTIVAL VOIES OFF, ARLES (FRANCE)
Projection about Emrgent Photography - Exhibited work: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”

2010
- EL PROYECTOR. FOTOCOLECTANIA FOUNDATION, BARCELONA (SPAIN)
Curated by Silvia Omedes (Photographic Social Vision Foundation) –
Exhibited work: “Teatro Negro – Black Theatre”.
- AURREZ AURRE. PALACIO ARANBURU, PAMPLONA (SPAIN)
Collective exhibition - Exhibited work : “Nocturnia”.
- LA FABRICA. BARCELONA
Conference and projection - Exhibited work : “Mujeres - Women”.

2009
- TRAFIC 09. HALL CCCB (CENTRE CULTURA CONTEMPORANEA), BARCELONA
International Photojournalism Festival - Exhibited work: “Nocturnia”.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

(2014) PDN'30 - New and emerging photographer to watch.

(2013) LES BOUOTOGRAPHIES, MONTPELLIER
“The Visible Mountain. Sarajevo” has been awarded by: Prix du Jury, Prix Echange Boutographies/Fotoleggendo 2013, Prix du Public.
(2013) FOTOPRESS - LA CAIXA
"Corridor 8", finalist.
(2013) 7.7. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE
“The Visible Mountain. Sarajevo”

(2012) PRIX PICTET
“The Visible Mountain. Sarajevo”. Nomination for the shortlist.
(2012) CFD DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, BARCELONA
“The Visible Mountain. Sarajevo” has been selected as a finalist by James Estrin (editor Lens Blog – The New York Times), Arianna Rinaldo (Director of OjodePez) and Pep Bonet (Noor).

(2010) PRICE PRIX PALACE-VISAS ANI”, PERPIGNAN
“Nocturnia”. Short-listed to the final round.
(2010) CONCA (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CULTURE AND ART OF CATALONIA)
Granted project: “Smoking Women”, an on-going project about ex-sexual worker’s life stories realized in collaboration with Catalina Gayá (spanish journalist and social researcher).
(2010) CONCA (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CULTURE AND ART OF CATALONIA)
Granted project: “The visible mountain. Sarajevo”, an achieved project realized in collaboration with Caterina Borelli (italian anthropologist).

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