Greta

About

Artist Statement

Photography to me is a way of living and seeing, a way to question and encounter the world. It is a philosophy, a love for knowledge, a perpetual spark that stimulates an uninterrupted dance between the stasis of certainties and the uncertainty of new perspectives.

Through my photographic practice I end up to explore different nuances of myself as a photographer, as a thinker and as a human being.

Photography and its possible manipulability are precious ways to expand our visual categories: by letting both of them look at the world with us, it is possible to see or discover something unexpected, something different than what we would see without them.

 

Biography

I was born in Florence in 1991 and graduated with a BA in Philosophy from University La Sapienza of Rome. During my years in Rome, I combined my university studies with professional courses of photography at CTS ft. Società Geografica Italiana and ISFCI, the Institute of Photography in Rome. Upon graduation from the course, I joined ISFCI as a teaching assistant in Portrait Photography. Between 2012 and 2017, I also worked as an assistant photographer, model, workshop and masterclass producer at Primopiano Studio (Rome). In 2017, I moved to the United Kingdom where I pursued a Master’s Degree in Photography at the University of Brighton.

The   Works section includes my research-based photographic practice that views photography and philosophy as two sides of the same coin. Both are rooted in a deep interest in the human understanding of life and of the inner and outside world. Through my research and art, I look for embodied dimensions and experiences linked to philosophical concepts and questions. I usually work inductively, following an initial intuition and experimenting around it.

To exhibit a series of photographs or to buy them, contact me.

 

 

Education

  • 2017-2018    MA Photography at Brighton University – UK
  • 2010-2016   First Honour Degree in Philosophy at University of Rome La Sapienza – Italy
  • 2014   Certificate of Attendance in the professional course
    Reportage and Travel photography, at CTS in collaboration with Italian Geographic Society, Rome – Italy
  • 2011-2012   Certificates of Attendance in professional courses at ISFCI Institute of Photography and Communication, Rome – Italy
    Photographic theory and technique
    Portrait photography
    Photoshop
    Video editing

 

Awards/Nominees

2018  SOURCE Magazine – Graduate Photography Online 2018 – Selected as one of the best emerging talents graduate photographers UK 2018 with a series of the work Inner Rooms  http://www.source.ie/graduate/2018/selection3_ma.html
Publication of a picture of the work Inner rooms on the Graduate Supplement in SOURCE Magazine Issue 95

 

Exhibitions

2018    10th September – 20th September, exhibition of the work Inner Rooms   as part of the show “From the flow of appearances” at Grand Parade North Gallery, Brighton

2018    16th May, private exhibition of the work Undefined spaces, Human walk in, A garden at University of Brighton

2018   30th January, private exhibition of the work Be your brain at University of Brighton

 

Professional Experience

October 2018    The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
Guide of the Viewpoints tour during the closing day of Alex Prager’s exhibition

October 2018    Photoworks, Brighton, UK
Volunteer during the Brighton Photo Biennial events and exhibitions

  • 2012-2017   Primopiano Studio, Colleferro (Rome) – Italy
  • Workshop and Masterclass producer
  • Assistant photographer
  • Assistant video maker
  • Assistant in photo and video editing and retouching
    Model
  • 2012-2017   ISFCI institute of photography, Rome – Italy
  • Assistant teacher in professional courses:
    Portrait photography
    Summer School of Portrait photography
    Studio Pro
  • 2017   Video maker for Zaches Teatro theatrical company
  • 2014   Photographer for the online blog/journal YAWP: Giornale di Lettererature e Filosofie
  • 2013   Il Vascello theatre of Rome – Italy
    Stage Photographer for the show “Ildegarda di Bingen. La sibilla renana” directed by Cristina Borgogni. The show was hosted by Florence’s Duomo, Cathedral of Saint Mary Flower in 2017
  • 2011   Argot Studio theatre of Rome – Italy
    Stage Photographer for the show “Il principio era là sotto” directed by Anastasia Astolfi
  • 2011   Teatro Due theatre of Rome – Italy, in collaboration with Il Carro dell’Orsa
    Stage Photographer for the show “Medeia, Medeias, Medeia” directed by Nicasio Anzelmo. The tour touched many cities and theatres, including the Ancient Theatre of Segesta during “Calatafimi Segesta Festival Dionisiache 2015”