Claudia Difra was born and raised in Northern Italy in 1992. After finishing school at the age of 19 she moved to London to study photography. Because of the fascination she’s always had for fashion imagery she began with a course in Fashion Photography at Central Saint Martins. “That school really opened my mind like no other place could have done. They taught me that creativity could be a job”. Spread over the course of the following 3 years she completed many other courses: darkroom photography, portrait, still life, studio, street and reportage.
Alongside her studies she assisted several photographers and started working on her own projects. “The best way to really understand photography for me was to shoot analogue. It was only after shooting the first 20 rolls of medium format that I started figuring out what it was really all about”.