Malena Mazza

MALENA MAZZA is a fashion photographer and author of TV commercials for fashion, beauty and design, in addition to directing video clips and TV programmes. She began her career in 1982 working as an assistant director to important directors such as the Taviani Brothers, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Jacques Venait. She explores the lights and shadows of female identity and landscape photography with The Unconscious Landscape, through surreal framing and compositions that give life to visionary and introspective representations. Her depiction of the everyday among the desires and contradictions of being a woman is present in the series The Unconscious Landscape; Mothers & Sons, a tale of models motherhood in the backstage of fashion sets; Amazons, about the femininity of the transsexual universe; Dogwomen, about the social and mental constrictions imposed on the feminine by society. With her work she participated in the Venice Biennale in 1995 and 2011. *She was born in Bologna, and lives and works in Milan.