Diana Bagnoli is an Italian freelance photographer, graduated in Communication and then in Photography in Barcelona, where she started working on Portrait and Social reportage. From 2009, when she won the first prize in the Reportage category and was awarded as the Photographer of the Year at the FIOF Photography Awards, she has been working as documentary photographer and story teller.
Her personal work explores the human condition from a broad point of view, embracing diversity of thought and cultural perspective, including more attention to an environmental and social point of view. She has been working on a long term documentary project focused on mystic healers in the world for five years.
She has realised editorials for international magazines such as Washington Post, Geo, Marie Claire, Elle, National Geographic. She worked for different NGOs, among which Amref Health Africa, NPH and Intersos and she is a Getty Images contributor.
She recently has been awarded with the National Geographic Emergency Fund to cover the Cuban Brigade of doctors in a Covid hospital of Turin, where she is currently based.
Her work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and art fairs, including in Beijing, Barcelona, Sidney, North Carolina, Perpignan during Visa Pour l'Image 2020, the Indian Photo Festival supported by National Geographic, among many others.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
2021 Honorable Mention Best from Italy at the World Water Day Photo Contest
2020 Special guest speaker on the 2020/21 course of medical anthropology at the University of Magna Grecia, Catanzaro, Italy
2020 Recipient of the 2020 National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists 2020 Exhibition in Perpignan, Visa Pour l’Image, Covid Funerals (published by NZZ Switzerland) 2020 Exhibition “Splash!” about micro plastic in Palazzo Ducale of Genova 2020 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2 honorable mentions 2020 Exhibition “ForEverest” in MACA, the environmental Museum of Turin 2020 Shortlisted by World Press Photo 2020 Shortlisted by Siena International Photography Awards 2019 Street photography award winner at Photo Chronicles 2019 Exhibition during the Festival Fotografia Etica, Lodi. 2019 Exhibition during the Indian Photo Festival , supported by National Geographic 2019 Exhibition “Fotografi delle Ong”, a project in collaboration with Amref 2019 Exhibition during Milano Photo Week, “Talking Hands”, with the NGO No Walls 2019 Talk during Phair, Photographic Festival in Turin 2019 Recipient of the journalistic European grant “Frame, Voice, Report!” 2018 Selected by Grin with the project Animal’s Lover 2018 17th China International Photographic Art Exhibition (CIPAE) with two projects selected, Animal’s Lover and The Bukut. 2018 One month Artistic Residence and Exhibition in Wilson, NC, USA, for Eyes on Main Street Festival 2018 Street Photography Magazine interview 2017 One Eyeland Photography Award finalist2017 IPA, Animals' Lovers. 2nd Place in Special 2017 Solo exhibition in the Instituto italiano di Cultura in Sidney during the Head on Photo Festival, series “Different Friendship” 2017 Grand-prize winner of the 2017 Rangefinder’s Best Friends, series “Different 2017 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, honorable mention 2017 Exhibition during the festival Eyes on Main Street in North Carolina 2017 Winner of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award 2017 Shortlisted by World Press Photo 2016 PDN award, Photo Annual 2016, category Personal 2016 Exhibition in China (Hangzhou and Lishui) Italian Scent of Beauty 2015-2012 Collaboration and frequent exhibition in The Allen Gallery in Turin, Italy 2013 Solo exhibition in Palermo, Italy 2013 Exhibition in the art fair The Others, Turin, Italy 2013 Exhibition in the art fair Set Up, Bologna, Italy 2010 Conference during the International Festival of Photography at Orvieto (FIOF), Italy 2010 Solo exhibition in Patí Limona Gallery, Barcelona, series Virreina 3 2009 FIOF award, First Prize in Reportage and Photographer of the Year