Maria Cardamone is a freelance photographer from Palermo, Italy. She has been working in photography since 2008. She graduated in 2012 with a thesis on Geography in which analyzed the vision of the geographer Denis Cosgrove who connects the use of aerial photography with mapping, in a cultural/political use of images.
After moving to London in 2012, she has improved her technique skills by working in studio with portrait photographers, and also experienced the develop and print process in a lab. After this training, she has approached documentary photography and photojournalism. Her works are focused on social issues and she has also worked with NGOs in Italy and in India. Recently she has documented the innovative education method "Alice Project", a useful method to solve learning disorders, bullying and the lack of attention that affect modern societies: with her report "Alice Project: School of Enlightenment" she has received numerous awards in Italy and abroad. Maria is currently working on immigration in Sicily and on the worldwide ecological movement.
Her photographs have been featured in Corriere della sera, La Repubblica, Urban Photography Magazine, Private Magazine, "Don't Take Pictures" Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, Witness Journal and Social Documentary Network.
Maria has exhibited both in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
2015 - First Place MIFA 2015
A reportage on Alice Project school in Varanasi, India. Alice Project is a new education method created by two Italian teachers in 80's. It is now studied by University researches and regarded as the new Pedagogy of the Third Millenium: it can improve human skills such as concentration and kindness, and is useful to contrast bullism and learning disorders of modern societies.