I’m a 24-year-old Italian photographer from Milan, Italy.
Photography is my love and obsession.
I hope to transform it into full-time carrier and I think that participating in this kind of Awards and being judged by passionate professionals is pivotal for my artistic journey.
I hope you share the same enthusiasm I have in applying my work.
Here’s my background:
I decided to major in Art and Communications at Università degli Studi in Milan: my decision was born from the desire to have a broader sense of culture and history, all while being inspired by my studies. I graduated in May 2014 and then I applied to a photography school here in Milano, called Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, in order to have new experiences, learn to work in studio and meet new enriching people to confront with and to be inspired by.
Initially I was naturally drawn towards landscape and travel photography, a passion that I developed through my own travels in numerous countries around the world.
But, to enhance my skills in photography as a business, I decided to look for a job in this field. So I worked as an assistant to an Italian fashion photographer and as an agent for other photographers in his agency; the experience of working in the fashion industry made me grow as a professional but made me realize that that world wasn’t what I wanted and consolidated my love for travel and landscape photography over other genres.
For this reason, in April 2014 I decided to attend a workshop in Morocco, during which I bettered my photojournalistic portrait and landscape abilities. Thanks to this nine-day trip, I was able to grow from an artistic standpoint, even with just those few, but intense days.
In July 2014, I was selected for a Magnum workshop in Antiparos with photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov. I decided to apply for Pinkhassov's workshop because I could feel the street photography side of my work growing and I wanted to be sure to learn something from a seasoned professional. This experience really enriched my storytelling abilities and my attention to lights/shadows and composition and made me realize how street photography really is what I want to do and to be.
After this experience I worked as an assistant for the Venice Workshop by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. Thanks to this opportunity I was able to see what organizing a photography workshop entails and I experienced first hand how a great photographer approaches teaching his art. Through Burn Diary, Burn Magazine’s instagram feed, I was noticed by DxO (the company that created Optics Pro and DxO Mark) and now, since last year, I’m brand ambassador for their new camera DxO ONE.
In October 2016 I was selected to be part of the Magnum Workshop with Harry Gruyaert during the Brussels Street Photography Festival in October 2016.
In January 2017 I was selected by Photo Boite as one of the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers for 2017 and then, in February 2017, I was featured on iGNANT magazine and Lomography.com.