LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
I started using the camera when I was still in
school, right after I started my photojournalist job together with my future
husband and we founded one of the most important Italian photojournalism
agencies: the De Bellis photo agency.
I photographed crime news, topics, events of all kinds in the most dramatic period of Italian history: terrorism, mafia murders, kidnappings, bloody demonstrations, I was always in the midst of these events to photograph and document.
In the 90s I wanted to make the agency international and I traveled to the United States and Europe in search of new alliance between agencies: I made agreements with American sports and entertainment agencies and then I made an important agreement with the France Press Photo agency, which was the most advanced in the world in the technological field and I imported for the first time in Italy the news photographs from all over the world via Internet: the first event imported in real time was the first Gulf War in 1991.
In 2005 I decided to close the De Belllis agency because I realized that
photojournalism was in an irreversible crisis due to the advent of technology
and the widespread use of online photographs.
So I decided to turn the lens of my camera and to observe what was inside me: my inner world and my roots. I became passionate about contemporary art and I put myself back into the game by entering this world to express my artistic vision, using the medium that was most familiar to me: photography.
As an autodidact I learned to use photography programs to modify real images and I used them as a tool, in the same way that a painter mixes colors, to talk about my spiritual vision, dream and rich of symbolisms.
Finalist Prize Arte Laguna , Arsenale, Venice 2015
Fiorino D’Oro Prize , Palazzo Vecchio, Florence 2014
Genoa Art Prize - V Biennial of Contemporary Art – Genova 2013
Prize Arts, Sciences, Lettres of the Academic Society in Paris -2013
Florence Cultural European Center Mario Conti - 2012
Since 2014 Active member of the "European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature"
PARIS: Herm Gallery, 15 avenue de Messine “Qohelet” 2018
TORINO : National Historical Library “Song of Solomon” 2017
LECCE : Museum Palazzo Taurino Medieval Jewish “Song of Solomon” 2016
TRANI : Museum Lodispoto Palace, “Song of Solomon” 2016
MILAN: EXPOMILANO 2015 , Israel Pavillon “Riproducetevi e moltiplicatevi”
MILAN: Circolo della Stampa, with Unicredit Private Bank: “Washed by the same sea” . 2014
TEL AVIV: By patronage of the Italian Embassy in Israel and the Cultural Institute "Washed by the same sea." 2013
MILAN : The House of World Cultures, supported by the Province of Milano: "Washed by the same sea" .2013
MILAN: Adei Wizo, with Photofestival 2013 :” Roots”. 2013
VENICE: Ca Zanardi Palace, under the auspices of the Veneto Region: "Traces of Time” 2012
KOHLN : Italian Cultural Institute, as
part of Photokina and Photoszene: "Traces of Time". 2012
FERRARA: Jewish Book Festival, Cloister Sant'Anna: "Traces of Time" 2012
GOZZANO: Town Hall, reception halls: "Traces of Time" 2012
Parc Monceau, with
Galerie de Courcelles : "The
PARIS: Espace Faubourg St.Honorè and Gallery Source 13, "Traces of Time" 2012
MILAN: Museum Foundation Matalon, under the auspices of the Lombardy Region: "Traces of Time" 2011
WHO I AM
I create images of a spiritual and dream visual world, rich in symbolism.
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