Paola Di Bello

PAOLA DI BELLO is a photographer and video-maker committed to exploring the socio-political problems of the contemporary city. She shows the potential for changing reality through work that brings together the global dimension and local life. She makes photographic campaigns about urban fringes, from the favelas of South America to Roma communities, travelling in Italy, New York, Baghdad and Japan. Her projects include Layers of reality – Mercado Central, São Paulo (2001) and Cosa si vede a Mirafiori, cosa vede Mirafiori (2002). She focuses on abandoned objects, illegal developments, people on the margins of society, which she juxtaposes in unexpected frames. *She was born in 1961 in Naples, and lives and works in Milan.