about me


I was born in Italy, after study in graphics and advertising, I moved to Milan, where I currently live and work as an art director for fashion and design firms.
After several years of reviewing other people’s pictures, I decided to start taking photos by and of myself. The element of water is often present in my shots, whether in the form of rain, tears or humble public swimming pools. Water cleans, soothes and swallows, becoming the only escape.
“I try to escape the traps of reality all the while preserving a link to the real. Because photos are not inventions but meeting points”. This quote of Micheal Ackerman has finally become my motto.

Workshops
2014. “Laboratorio residenza di fotografia: la camera oscura”, teacher Mariano Dallago
2015. “Fotografia”, teacher Marco Alfredo Bressan
2016. “Reportage ed editing fotografico”, teacher Sara Munari
2016. “Assignment”, teacher Marco Alfredo Bressan

Exhibitions
2013. “La memoria dell’Acqua” (Bologna, Italy)
2013. “Modalità Femminili: ritratti, storie, racconti, fughe in 10 scatti di Anna La Stella e Isabella Sommati” (Milan, Italy)
2014. “FestivArt della Follia” (Turin, Italy)
2014. “Donna, acqua, transito, risacca” (Varese, Italy)
2014. “La poetica del corpo, il corpo poetico” (Turin, Italy)
2014. “Espressiooni, del sentire umano” (Milan, Italy)
2015. “Donna, fuoco, focolare, passione” (Varese, Italy)
2015. “SeeMe Exhibitions” – Louvre (Paris, France)
2015. “Paraphoto – Paratissima” (Turin, Italy)
2015. “Portrait Salon 2015” – Embassy Tea Gallery (London, UK – Tokyo, Japan)
2015. “The favorite photograph exibition”, “Valentine exibition” – Lenscratch (USA, online)
2016. “The Blue Hour: a photographic weatherly story by Katia Morichetti & Isabella Sommati” (Milan, Italy)
2016. “Black Sea”- Boutographies Festival – Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier (The Jury’s projection, Montpellier, France)
2016. “Black Sea” – 3rd Documentary Photography Days in Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey)
2016. “Black Sea” – Slideluck Dallas (Dallas, USA)
2016. “Roots|Radici” with Katia Morichetti – A.M.A. Festival: art and music around (Brescia, Italy)
2016. “My Dark Soul” – Micro Slideluck Graz (Graz, Austria)
2016. “Black Sea” – Indian Photo Festival – Hyderabad (Hyderabad, India)
2016. “Women” – Circuit Off, Rosignano Foto Festival (Castiglioncello, Italy)
2016. “My Dark Soul” – Wanted Cinema (Milan, Italy)
2016. “Hands” – Slideluck Montevideo (Montevideo, Uruguay)
2016. “Black Sea” – Slideluck del Café (Manizales, Colombia)
2017. “Love letters exibition” – Lenscratch (USA, online)
2017. “Ghosts in the supermarket” by Katia Morichetti & Isabella Sommati (Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy)
2017. “Eyes of the world – Art of the Portrait” – Sixteen Mile Arts (Milton, ON, USA)
2017. “12X12X1” – Milano PhotoWeek (Milan, Italy)
2017. “Ghosts in the supermarket” by Katia Morichetti & Isabella Sommati – Byopaper 2017, Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, France)
2017. “Ghosts in the supermarket” – Slideluck London (Ontario, USA)
2017. “ESPY Photography Award 2017” – Elysium Gallery (Swansea, Galles, UK)
2017. “Black Sea” Photobook – Indian Photo Festival – Hyderabad (Hyderabad, India)
2017. “London Image Festival” (London, U.K.)
2018. “Alveare” personal exhibition – Milano PhotoWeek (Milan, Italy)
2018. “Fotografia in Cortile” (Milan, Italy)
2018. “TIFA, Tokyo International Foto Awards” Projection (Tokyo, Japan)
2018. “Previsione dei Tempi” (Turin, Italy)
2018. “Underwater Exhibition” – LoosenArt (Rome, Italy)
2018. “Alveare” – Fotoconfronti Off (Bibbiena, Italy)
2018. Alveare” – Mostre Off, Festival della Fotografia Etica (Lodi, Italy)

Publications
2015. “The Exposure Award, Portraiture Collection” (printed)
2015. “Black Sea” – F-Stop Magazine “Telling Stories” (USA, online)
2015. “Black Sea” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2016. “One Shot”- ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, printed)
2016. “Urban Eye Magazine” (U.K., online)
2016. “We all made of poetry” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2016. “Roots|Radici” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2016. “Oscura #2 Issue” (Italy, printed)
2016. “Water” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2016. “My Dark Soul” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2017. “Betheplace” self-published zine (Italy, printed)
2017. “One Shot” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2017. “Gluttony” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2017. “Ghost in the supermarket” – F-Stop Magazine “Identity & Community” (USA, online)
2017. “Black Sea” – #Photography Magazine, n.19 Issue (UK, online)
2017. “The Blue Hour” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2017. “Black Sea” self-published book (Italy, printed)
2017. “Black Sea” – Dodho Magazine (Spain, online)
2017. “Underwater World” – Dodho Magazine (Spain, online)
2017. “Progresso fotografico n.48”- Interview (Italy, printed)
2017. “Ghost in the supermarket” – Zetaesse, digestioni critiche “Sparire” (Italy, online)
2017. “Gli oceani e il regalo del tempo” – Style Watch, Corriere della Sera (Italy, printed)
2018. “Underwater World” – #Photography Magazine, n.21 Issue (UK, online)
2018. “Underwater World” – ArtAbout Magazine (Italy, online)
2018. “The Modern Village” – Dodho Magazine (Spain, online)
2018. “#Happy emoji” – Memories / No Memories, Deaphoto (Italy, online)
2018. “Calcio in Rosa” – Interview (Italy, online)
2018. “Alveare” –  Autore Mu.Sa. – Sara Munari blog (Italy, online)
2018. “Underexposed Magazine”- Interview (UK, online)
2018. “Alveare” – Dodho Magazine (Spain, online)
2018. “Underwater World” – F-Stop Magazine “Land, Sea, Air” (USA, online)
2018. “Back to now” – Style Magazine, Corriere della Sera (Italy, printed)

Prizes
2015. Bronze Winner – MIFA Photography Contest (Moscow, Russia)
2016. Honorable Mention IPPAWARDS (13th)
2016. Honorable Mention – MIFA Photography Contest (Moscow, Russia)
2016. Silver Winner – TIFA, Tokyo International Foto Awards (Tokyo, Japan)
2017. Featured come Artist Slideluck by Slideluck Editorial
2017. Honorable Mention FIIPA – Awards Fiof (Italy)
2017. Honorable Mention Monovision Photography Awards (USA)
2017. Gold Winner – TIFA, Tokyo International Foto Awards (Tokyo, Japan)