Paola Mattioli

PAOLA MATTIOLI has been using photography since the 60s on a narrative and conceptual level, with an approach that reflects her background in philosophy. With a style that is removed from classic photojournalism, she composes photographic projects where each shot represents a reflection on the sense of seeing. She deals with themes that are distant from one another, but united by the expressive power of her camera: investigations on work in factories Fabbrico (2006), Dalmine (2008), Immagini del no (1974), Sara è incinta (1978), Ci vediamo mercoledì. Gli altri giorni ci immaginiamo (1978) on the female condition, to her recent exploration of Africa – in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Senegal and South Africa – with the visual poet Sarenco. Among her projects: Ungaretti (1972), Donne allo specchio (1977), Trieste dei manicomi (1998), Mémoires d’Afrique (2013). *She was born in Milan in 1948, where she lives and works.