Free-lance Italian photographer and multi media storyteller actually based in Naples, Italy.
Before of dedicating herself exclusively to photography, she specialized in Chinese Cultural Studies and was a researcher and professor. As a photographer and fixer, she has been based in China for 8 years. Then moved to international multimedia journalism.
Available for freelancing anywhere - photography, video, infographics, writing, multimedia.
2012 - Creative Commons FOCUS ON CHINA Prize., 2015 - Siena International Photo Awards 2015, 2014 - Mobile Photo Awards
A three years long street photo project on China's developments at the start of new century, in a dialogue between the newborn megalopolis and the countryside, the estranged stranger with a camera and the locals' daily routine.
The preference for snapshots and blurs aims to express the challenging and constantly disorienting landscape every Chinese citizen is surrounded by. But also the estrangement of the outsider's view. Here every shot, every light and shadow deepens a different theoretical and emotional question about the unnumbered worlds which compose today's gigantic China. Street photography becomes a road movie then. The human landscape outside, seen and spied through the window of a train, car, or bus - as in an old road movie - becomes a book of notes, sketches, random illuminations, to which the eye of the photographer, as a black and white film, is wishfully exposed.
Thirty years ago McDonald's was almost unknown in Mainland China. Then market socialism started up a throughly capitalistic revolution, whose ideals of general economic wealthiness founded today's China Dream.
Proposing cheap American foods and a different life-style model to the new consumers, foreign fast-foods have become prominent fixtures in Chinese urban spaces - recognizable simulacra for the local as the outsider. But they have also surged up to the unspoken role of shelters.
Fast food sleepers are a common presence in China's fast-foods. Young jobless migrants looking for luck, homeless grannies left apart from the new society, young students going to the big city and anybody who cannot afford the price of a room for the night. They are all here, poignantly showing the tale of two Chinas hidden behind the curtain of new development plans. They are all here, quietly wrapped in the surreal atmosphere of anonymous non-places, for a silent night as one more day slips away again.