LINA PALLOTTA is a photographer, an educator and a curator. Through her visual poetics dominated by movement, she develops long-term projects exclusively in black and white, about gender identity, women, and everyday life at the margins. Among her best known works are: Porpora e Valerie (2013), a twenty-year long story about the bond between Porpora, president of the transsexual identity movement, and Valerie, a photo essay that shows the cultural and social changes regarding civil unions in Italy; BASTA – to Work and Die on the Mexican Border (1999), about the life of Mexican women workers in the border factories. She regularly holds workshops and conferences at the International Center of Photography and the Empire State College in New York. *She was born in 1955 in San Salvatore Telesino (BN), and lives between Rome and New York.