Dione Roach was born in Italy in 1989. She studied fine arts at UEL in London graduating in 2012. Since then she has been working with photography, video and painting living between Europe, Africa and South America. Since 2018 she is based in Cameroon where she has founded an audio-visual and musical project and recording studio inside the Central prison of Douala and has been working on a variety of photographic projects both inside the prison and outside. She is the second place winner of the Sony World Photography Award 2020 in the creative category.