MARTA GIACCONE 2018-03-05T10:56:21+00:00

Project Description

MARTA GIACCONE

 Ritorno all’Isola di Arturo

Ritorno all’isola di Arturo

Ho scoperto Procida grazie ai suoi adolescenti. Prima attraverso il libro di Elsa Morante, poi con i ragazzi che abitano l’isola oggi. Ispirato da Arturo, il fanciullo-eroe dal nome di stella che vive, solo, un’esistenza selvaggia e magica in un’Italia di fine anni Trenta, il mio progetto fotografico segue un gruppo di giovani per raccontare questo delicato e tumultuoso periodo della loro crescita. Mi interessa osservare e capire come vivono l’adolescenza in una piccola isola di soli quattro chilometri quadrati dove si cresce più liberi che in città ma forse più protetti e soggetti a meno stimoli. Mi piace entrare nelle loro vite e, accettata quasi come pari, ho conosciuto i loro angoli preferiti e scoperto “un piccolo punto della terra fuori dal tempo”. Come scrive Elsa Morante, anche io trovo che Procida esercita una sorta d’incantesimo sui propri abitanti: a ragione gelosissimi della propria isola, vivono come su una terra lontana da tutto e tutti, in un microcosmo agrumato. Hanno radici fortissime, a volte sognano anche terre lontane, ma sempre con l’idea di ritornare.

www.martagiaccone.com

BIOGRAFIA

Nata a Milano, 1988. Dopo aver conseguito una laurea triennale in Letteratura Inglese e Ispanoamericana a Milano e un master in Documentary Photography alla University of South Wales, Newport, ho deciso di dedicarmi interamente alla fotografia. Le mie ricerche generalmente trattano temi inerenti ai giovani, alla famiglia, alle donne e al mondo contemporaneo. Svolgo lavori a lungo termine usando macchine di medio e grande formato che mi permettono un approccio più intimo e riflessivo. In passato ho fatto stage presso Magnum Photos NYC, Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark e Alessandra Sanguinetti.

Marta Giaccone (1988, Milan, Italy) received an MA in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, Newport, UK, in 2014 and a BA in English and Hispanic American Literatures at the University of Milan, Italy, in 2011. Her work and research focus on issues related to family and youth with a particular interest in the feminine perspective. She is also drawn to the juxtapositions of cultures and ideologies found within contemporary American society. Evolving through long-term documentary projects shot on medium and large format film, her photographic practice enables a more intimate and contemplative approach. Her images have appeared on print and online on i-D, Vogue.it, Refinery29, IL Sole24Ore, Cosmopolitan, Il Manifesto and D di Repubblica among others. Her clients include i-D Italia. She has worked for Richard Mosse as a production assistant for “Incoming” and “Heat Maps”; for Magnum Photos NYC, Bruce Davidson, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Mary Ellen Mark as an intern; for Mark Power and Olivia Arthur as a translator.

EDUCATION&RESIDENCES

2014 – MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales, Newport, UK
2011 – BA English and Hispanic American Literatures, University of Milan, Italy

EXPERIENCES
2015/2017 – Production assistant for Richard Mosse, Incoming & Heat Maps
2016 – Translator for Olivia Arthur during Gazebook Photobook Festival, Italy
2015 – Translator for Mark Power and Max Pinckers during Gazebook Photobook Festival, Italy

INTERNSHIPS
2011 – Bruce Davidson, NYC
2011 – Mary Ellen Mark, NYC
2008 – Magnum Photos, NYC
2008 – Alessandra Sanguinetti, NYC

RESIDENCIES
2017 – Lacuna/ae, Venice, Italy

EXIBITIONS&PUBBLICATIONS

SOLO SHOWS
2018 – STILL Gallery, Milan, Italy (May 24-June 16) (upcoming)
2017 – Ritorno all’isola di Arturo/Return to Arturo’s island, Chiesa S.Margherita Nuova, Procida, Italy (Sept 22-Oct 31)

GROUP SHOWS
2018 – MIA Photo Fair Milano – STILL Gallery, Milan, Italy (upcoming)
2016 – select images for Acts Of Looking within Women of the World Festival, London Southbank Centre, London, UK
2016 – Be Still, My Heart – group show Made in Wales, Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, UK
2015 – Be Still, My Heart – group show Made in Wales, Carousel London, London, UK
2015 – Be Still, My Heart – group show Made in Wales, Cardiff MADE, Cardiff, UK
2015 – Be Still, My Heart – emerging talent at Gazebook Photobook Festival, Italy
2015 – Be Still, My Heart – group show Focus: The Portrait curated by Amy Arbus, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
2014 – Be Still, My Heart – group show 17 Seconds curated by Russell Roberts, Ffotogallery, Penarth, Cardiff, UK

SELECT ONLINE INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
2017 – The Submarine/Diaframma, Italy
2017 – YET Magazine, Italy
2017 – Alias/Il Manifesto, Italy
2017 – IL – Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
2017 – Vogue, Italy
2017 – IL – Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
2017 – The Outline, USA
2017 – PHMuseum Early Careers, Italy
2017 – Quartz, USA
2017 – Palm*Studios, UK
2017 – Intern Magazine, UK
2016 – Shots&Murmurs, Italy
2016 – FotoRoom, Italy
2016 – Aint-Bad Magazine, USA
2016 – Huck, UK
2016 – Mossless, USA
2016 – Vogue, Italy
2016 – Bento/Spiegel, Germany
2015 – Esquire, Russia
2015 – Daily Mail, UK
2015 – Refinery29, USA
2015 – i-D/Vice, USA / UK
2015 – The Ones We Love, USA
2015 – Trip Mag, UK
2015 – Lola Who, Canada
2015 – Cosmopolitan, USA
2015 – D di Repubblica, Italy
2015 – Feature Shoot, USA
2014 – A Fine Beginning, UK
2014 – Aint-Bad Magazine, USA

PRINT PUBLICATIONS
2017 – La Repubblica (Napoli, Cultura), Italy
2017 – Alias/Il Manifesto, Italy, Sept 2017
2015 – Lens, China, August 2015
2015 – Jesus, Italy, Issue #8, August
2015 – Grazia Italia, Issue #10, March
2014 – Witty Mag, Issue #3
2014 – Blog Weekly, China, April
2013 – NO15 Mag Vol.V, Winter Issue
2012 – Sweekly China, Summer Issue
2012 – NO15 Mag Vol.IV, Summer Issue
2012 – NO15 Mag Vol.III, Spring Issue
2012 – NO15 Mag Vol.II, Winter Issue

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVERS
2018 – Premio Voglino
2017 – EveryDayItaly
2017 – Intern Mag

AWARDS 

2017 – Finalist – EPF/Emerging Photographer Fund (Burn Magazine), USA
2017 – Finalist – Premio Voglino, Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy
2017 – Finalist – Premio Pesaresi, SI FEST, Savignano sul Rubicone (FC), Italy
2017 – Shortlisted – Lucie Foundation “Photo Taken” Emerging Scholarship, USA
2017 – Shortlisted – Intrepid Film Photography Award, UK
2016 – Nominee – Photogrvphy Grant
2015 – Shortlisted – Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2014 – Honorable Mention – MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia
2014 – Finalist – Source-Cord Prize, Ireland

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