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Born in Catania, she attended the degree in Earth Sciences in 2005 and PhD in 2009. Since childhood she showed a natural bent for art, using most of her free time painting and drawing.
She started to shoot the first pictures with her father’s Canon AE1 analogic camera, but then she found an old Praktica at the flea market, which became her faithful adventures mate for years, since the most recent transition to digital cameras.
Unfortunately the artistic side has been left apart for years, dedicating most of her life to scientific studies. But at the end of PhD the passion for photography exploded, becoming a strong and necessary way of expression and freedom. She felt the need to improve her knowledge in photography by attending schools and photographic workshops.
The strong passion for travels and the workshop experience have contributed to develop a natural talent for reportage and street photography.
Since 2009 she has collaborated with italian photographer Sandro Santioli (National Geographic Italy) in the organizing of photo workshop in Sicily and abroad.

Nata a Catania, si laurea in Scienze Geologiche nel 2005 e nel 2009 consegue il titolo di Dottorato di Ricerca.
Sin dall’infanzia dimostra una forte predisposizione artistica, impiegando il suo tempo libero a dipingere e disegnare. Inizia a scattare le prime foto con la Canon AE 1 del padre, appassionato fotoamatore, per poi passare ad una vecchia Praktica comprata ad un mercatino dell’usato e fedele compagna di avventure fino al piu’ recente passaggio al digitale. Il lato artistico viene purtroppo sacrificato e messo in secondo piano per molti anni, lasciando ampio spazio agli studi accademici. Ma e’ alla fine del dottorato di ricerca che la passione per la fotografia esplode, diventando una prepotente e necessaria forma di espressione e liberta’.
Diventa cosi’ indispensabile l’esigenza di approfondire l’argomento ed inizia a frequentare workshop di perfezionamento e corsi di fotografia. La forte passione per i viaggi e le esperienze acquisite dai workshop hanno contribuito a sviluppare una naturale predisposizione per il reportage e la street photography. A partire dal 2009 nasce la collaborazione con il fotografo toscano Sandro Santioli (National Geographic Italia) nell’organizzazione di workshop in Sicilia e all’estero.

• D-Repubblica, n°827, p. 86-87, 9 Febbraio 2013
Vanity Fair website
San Francisco reportage on National Geographic Italia website
• “Meridiani” magazine special number 184, 2009 dedicated to Vatican City
• “Corso di Fotografia digitale” magazine number 28 edited by De Agostini
Cover photo of UNESCO environment management plan of Aeolian Island – Sicily Region, 2008

•November 2011. Collective exhibition “OUR WORLD” at Kosovelov Dom, Sezana, Slovenia.
• March 2011. Collective exhibition “In four for S. Agatha”, Catania
• October 2010. Collective exhibition “OUR WORLD” at Pieve di S.Leolino, Panzano in Chianti
•September 2010. Personal exhibition “Sicilia: between sacred and profane” at the public library of Misterbianco (Catania).
• May 2010. Personal exhibition “Scenes from the cities” at Beaù London, S. Giovanni la Punta (Catania).
• April 2010. Personal exhibition “Sicilia: between sacred and profane” at Beaù London , S. Giovanni la Punta (Catania)
• September 2009. Collective exhibition “Sicily: Landscape, Art, Folklore, Gastronomy” at Bauso Castle, Villafranca Tirrena (Messina)

September 2011 – Official photographer of IESO 2011 (International Earth Science Olympiad) held in Modena
• 2011 – Photography and video of the documentary “AAA-Donna Ricerca-Si” dedicated to Catania INGV women during the “Scienza Aperta” cultural event.
February 2011 – Photographic reportage and video shoot during the public demonstration “Se non ora quando?” held in Catania