Chi Sono

Mariaelena Di Giovanni (b.1980)

I’m a documentary independent photographer and I’m based in Italy.
I studied photography and attended many workshops getting closer to reportage.

From 2016 to the beginning of 2018 I studied with Italian photojournalist Valerio Bispuri.
Selected by VII Photo Agency for an International Photojournalism Masterclass from September 2018 to March 2019 in Warsaw (Poland), where I had the opportunity to develop a personal project under the supervision of some members.

I have a great interest in anthropology, from which the desire to tell about human stories. I prefer  long term projects with a special focus on social contemporary issues with an intimate approach.


2019 – Finalist Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi
2018 – Bronze Prize MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards
2017 – Finalist Premio Voglino, Lodi
2017 – Finalist Festival della Fotografia Etica, Lodi
2016 – Honorable Mention Portfolio dello Strega FIAF, Sassoferrato


2019 – “Mai nati” Festival Foiano Fotografia, Arezzo (Italy)

2019 – “Invidere” Teatro Florian, Pescara (Italy)
2016 – “Sea Inside” Circuito Off Rosignano Foto Festival, Livorno Italy)