Martina Bacigalupo

MARTINA BACIGALUPO is a visual narrator of stories of social activism. In her style, the rigour of documentary photography converges with the flair of personal aesthetic. She favours black and white film which she alternates with the use of colour, with multimedia and artistic alterations of the images. She develops her series between Eastern Africa and Italy. She works as a freelancer with international NGOs such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Doctors Without Borders. In her images she focuses on telling the story of the everyday existence of single subjects, whose personal experience is a symbol of courage and resistance as in Uganda: the Resistance of the Forgotten; Wanawake, To Be a Woman in Congo; Guru Real Art Studio. Among the awards she has received are the “Black & White Photographer of the Year Award” (2005) and the “Canon Female Photojournalist Award” (2010). She is a member of “Agence Vu”. *She was born in Genoa in 1978, she lives between Africa and Paris.