Matilde Gattoni, b 1974 Italian/French
Matilde studied History and History of the Art at the University of Strasbourg, France. She started her career as a photojournalist in Palestine in 2000 covering the second Intifada. She was then commissioned by the UN to cover the consequences of war and drought on the local population in Eritrea and Tajikistan. Since then Matilde has been focusing her work on human rights issues around the world and especially in war torn countries.
Her stories are published on Time, Time Lightbox, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, The Observer, Die Zeit, Foreign Policy, Neon Magazine, Geo, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, The International New York Times.
In 2014 Matilde founded the agency Tandem Reportages along with journalist Matteo Fagotto, with the aim to produce independent in-depth reportage in a fast evolving editorial industry.
She has been awarded the IPA, Px3, Lens Culture Award, the Invisible Photographer of Asia, the International Color Award, the San Francisco International Award.
Matilde’s work has been exhibited at The European Parliament in Brussels, The Backlight Festival in Finland, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, La Feltrinelli in Milan and Rome, Gallery Photographica in San Francisco, 305 Sauraran Toronto.
Women and children refugees from civil war in Syria photographed and interviewed by Matilde Gattoni. These former middle class women now live stark, lonely, nearly hopeless lives in Lebanon. Winner 3rd Prize, Portfolio Category, 2012 LensCulture Exposure Awards.