Agence photographique M.Y.O.P
Rome, RM, Italia
Stephanie Gengotti is a photographer of Italian/French nationality based in Rome. She has a degree in English and French Translation, a graduate diploma in photojournalism issued by the Scuola Romana di Fotografia, where she also attended a Master class in fashion and portrait photography.
Her home in Rome is the starting point for many of her multiple explorations, the lab where she prepares and processes all her storytelling ingredients. Her parents, both flight attendants, gave her the chance to travel all over the world from early childhood. With no hypocrisy or false myths: she was only 7 years old when her father took her to Bombay and showed her a street with small children forced into prostitution. Maybe this is why she immediately learnt to look at the surrounding and global reality with the irresistible need to narrate, stepping right into the least explored aspects of human society. Her eyes do not expect to judge reality, but she follows individuals and talks about the most intimate and secret side of people and their environment.
"The need to establish an empathic and direct relationship often leads her to live in the same house and in the same identical daily routine as the main characters in her stories. A photograph is only the very last act, the catharsis, in a long and slow knowledge path."
Her work has been awarded and exhibited in numerous shows in Italy and abroad. Her projects are featured internationally on magazines such as: Internazionale, GEO Magazine, Le Monde Magazine, Stern, DER Spiegel, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, Sekai, The Guardian, Le Monde, 6 Mois, L’Espesso, Yo Dona, China Newsweek, El Mundo, Vanity Fair, IL, Il Reportage etc.
She is currently represented by Institute Artist.
2012 - Marie Claire International Ph Award , 2010 - Fnac Award, 2010 - Brand New Talent RVM, 2019 - Happyness OnTheMove, 2018 - AFAR Photography Award, 2018 - Zeiss Photography Award, 2017 - PDN Photo Annual , 2017 - LensCulture Emerging talent