Margherita Mirabella was born in Rome in 1978.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from the University La Sapienza, she studies photography at the European Institute of Design in Rome.
She starts her career working on advertising campaigns, but quickly moves onto the humanitarian field, becoming the official photographer for Operation Smile, an organization that works around the world to provide free surgery for children with facial deformities.
Margherita travels in and out of Operation Smile medical missions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East for 6 years, so far she has been involved in 15 Missions.
She then starts collaborating with VIS and Shoot4Change.
Together they work on projects on children’s educational and support activities in Ethiopia and Haiti.
The humanitarian aspect is central to Margherita’s photographic interest and to the emotional pursuit of her work.
She cherishes the opportunity of sharing crucial moments of daily peacefulness and brushing the personal stories of individuals whose origins are so far distant from her own.
One of her last work is a project on Rwandan women who are survivors of the 1994 Genocide in occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Genocide of the Tutsi.
During the emergency of Ebola in 2014 she photographed the Liberian Community of Staten Island, New York.
She also has done a Fashion Ethic Project for “Cangiari”: the first Italian eco ethical luxury fashion brand. The images are part of the big project : “Cambiamo Clima!”exhibition at MAXXI Museum in Rome, to celebrate the Earth Day 2014, to celebrate “the earth heroes”, normal people who daily care about the planet working to preserve the Nature and the ethic of work.
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Students from the world.
Part of a project on the level of the Education around the world.
Schoolgirls in a new classroom rebuilt after the earthquake in Port Au Prince. Vietnamese students celebrating the graduation day posing in traditional costumes in front of Historical Monuments, a Salesian School in Addis Ababa and a Middle School in Kinshasa handled by "Comunità Amore e Libertà".
"Oltre ogni confine". Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Ibago, one of the villages where VIS built a well
Locals receive us in celebration, smiling, they run towards us.
for "Famiglia Cristiana", weekly magazine.
Operation Smile, Senegal.
Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. Since 1982, Operation Smile, through the help of dedicated medical volunteers, has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities