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 wide perspective, 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 terms 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 among many others. She worked for NGOs such as 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 doctos 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, Sicily, Sidney and North Carolina where she has been host on the Eye on Main Street's artistic residence on February 2018.
2020 Recipient of the 2020 National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists
2020 Expo in Perpignan, Visa Pour l’Image, Covid Funerals (published by NZZ Switzerland)
2020 Expo “Splash!” about micro plastic in Palazzo Ducale of Genova
2020 Px3 Prix de la Photographie
Paris, 2 honorable mentions
2020 Expo “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
2019 Exhibition during the Indian festival, supported by National Geographic
2019 Exhibition “Fotografi delle Ong
”, a project in collaboration with Amref
2019 Expo 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 Shortlisted by Grin with the project Animal’s Lover, http://www.photoeditors.it
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 finalist
2017 IPA 2017 Best of Show Exhibition in New York
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 Exhibit during the festival Eyes on Main Street in North Carolina
2017 Winner of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award
2020 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 Expo in the art fair The Others, Turin, Italy
2013 Expo 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
2008 One month exhibition in GAP Gallery, Gracia Art Project, Barcelona
2006 Event “Lujuria”, Exhibition in Sala Apolo
2006 Foto Festa
, Barcelona, Reportage 08001 selected and projected during the festival