/ 2016 / Portraiture / Family

Daniela, portrait of my mother

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Family, Silver in Portraiture/Family
  • Photographer
    Niko Giovanni Coniglio

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.

I was born on October 26th, 1987 in Poggibonsi, a small town near Siena (Tuscany, Italy).

In 2009 I graduated with honors from UniveritĂ  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).

Awards Ipa Awards, Mifa Awards, Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, One Eyeland Award