Daniela, portrait of my mother

PhotographerNiko Giovanni Coniglio
PrizeSilver in Portraiture / Family
Entry Description

I started photographing my mother to learn how to use a camera. I continued doing it in order to spend some time with her. I'm still photographing her to witness and tell our story. Photography is a sort of bridge in our relationship and helps me to know her. The project "Daniela, portait of my mother", it's not only my mother's portrait. In this work I represent her life's situations or events, but also the ones that directly impacted on me, as well as my own family experiences. Sometimes I simply try to stage situations that become real, and a memory in the very moment I shoot them. "Of course, some painful cracks developed in my soul and I lived away from reality for who knows how long". This is one of the sentences my mother wrote in her diary, which offers an important reference point for this work.

About Photographer

I was born on October 26th, 1987 in Poggibonsi, a small town near Siena (Tuscany, Italy). In 2009 I graduated with honors from Univerità degli studi di Siena, with a bachelor in Media Studies. On October of the same year I moved to Milan, where I started my studies in photography. Two years later I graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, with a master in Photography. In 2012 I began to work as a freelance for Jazzit magazine (http://www.jazzit.it). In 2014 I started collaborating with Sony Music Italy and International Music & Arts (http://www.sonymusic.it). In 2015 I started collaborating with Sugar Music (http://www.sugarmusic.com) and Picicca Records (http://www.picicca.it).