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” We don’t make a photograph just with a camera, we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved”. (Ansel Adams)

Michela Taeggi was born  in north-west Italy. She studied to become graphic advertiser , a sector that has approached her to photography. After completing her studies, on 1999 and for about eight years , she worked in the advertising field , specializing in still –life photography, working with companies and advertising agencies. She became involved in photojournalism while writing and photographing for an independent news website . Since 2007 , leaving the work in the studio, she decided to devote herself exclusively to photojournalism, and her images started to be published  in many Italian magazines (Vanity Fair, Oggi, Gente, Sette, L’Espresso, A, Tu Style, Donna Moderna, Geo -Fr, Ok Salute, F, Famiglia Cristiana, Gioia) . She works on assignment as well as with  personal projects , focusing on reportage and portrait photography , with a special attention to themes related to social issues . One of her main works regards illegal immigration, which led her to collaborate  with MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) on  2009 ,  reporting  the sufferings and hopes of young Afghan illegally immigrated in Greece. On 2010 she documented the exploitation of migrants’ labor in the citrus groves in Calabria for Vanity Fair. While working as photojournalist she also uses the language of  portrait as intimate form of narrative expression. On 2013 her project “Love grows” was selected  during Sony World Photography Awards shortlist contest within “people”  category. On 2014 her  project  ” Child of the Woods” has been selected at the 4th Annual PAA  20014 – Honorable Mention. She’ s the autor of the book published by Around Gallery “The Novel of Nature” (2017).

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SELECTED GRANTS & AWARDS

2014  Photo Annual Awards, Honorable Mention in the  (E) MOTIONS Series

2014   Selected on Webmagazine Clic.hè “CHANGE”

2014  Selected on Fotografia Femminile – Osservatorio Nazionale

2013  Selected on Le journal de la photographie

2013  Selected on Webmagazine Clic.hè “TABU'”

2013  Sony World Photography Awards, selected for the top 10 professional shortlist in the  People category

2013   Selected on Fotoritim Turkey

2011  Sky Uno – Buon Compleanno Italia

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017  “The Novel of Nature” – Spazio 36, Milan.

2012  Matera Fotofestival – “Waiting What – L’attesa”

2011  Ivrea Fotofestival – “Waiting What – L’attesa”

2011 “Waiting What – L’attesa” – Venezia Campus Università Cà Foscari

 

BOOKS

2017 – “The Novel of Nature” edited by Around Gallery.

2017 – “Lombardia four seasons of beauty” edited by Regione Lombardia.

2016 – “Expo tale” edited by Regione Lombardia.

2006 – “Donne raccontano Donne, venti testimonianze e venti racconti fotografici”
edited by Claudio Benzoni, Edizioni Benzoni.

 

 

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Michela Taeggi

michelataeggi@live.com

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