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Life has a way of transforming us into something we no longer recognize. Photography has been fundamental in

peeling back the layers of my life and reconnecting me with my subconsciousness. The intention of my work is to

eliminate all that is superfluous and engage mindfulness. My images are meant to provoke self-reflection, which

encourages the development of true well-being, which is where we can find ourselves again.

Given the current world we live in, I believe mankind would only benefit from self-reflection, engaging our

subconsciousness and bringing awareness to what truly matters in life. This scholarship would give me the

opportunity to explore the extent of how photography encourages self-reflection and grant every viewer a passage

towards their own introspective quest to re-connection within humanity and with ourselves.

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My parents immigrated to America from the island of Capri. I am first generation born in Palm Beach, Florida and was fortunate enough to spend my summers in Capri. I grew up capturing the two places closest to my heart through my lens, not ever realizing the relevancy.

While in college studying international marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, I took a black and white photography class. Which inspired me more than anything and ignited my passion. I graduated from FIT, got married had two beautiful children and shortly thereafter I went back to study photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where I received a BFA in photography. It was a challenging journey but such a noteworthy experience on so many levels! You can find me capturing moments anywhere between New York, Palm Beach and Capri!

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United States of America
San Francisco
There's always tension between our private and our public presence. I explore where these intersect in everyday life. I am interested in the humor that comes from the interconnection and isolation between people as they move throughout their day, as well as the transcendent moments that arise in res...
China - Hong Kong / Macau
Hong Kong
The idea of Unpeeling started with one of the artist’s grandma’s after dinner habits - peeling oranges and share them with her family. The act of peeling oranges symbolizes sharing, connecting and healing. Peeling the orange reveal the vulnerable center, and metaphorically this action exposes the ar...
United Kingdom
London
This picture represent to me a very delicate moment in a woman life: the pre-adolescence. The way Paola is looking at the camera makes me think that she is growing in self-awarness while her shy, younger sister looking at the floor reminds me of the difficulty of accepting that self....
Italy
Cesena
The image of woman has always been defined by symbology and stereotypes which despite all the fights and the achievements are still present in the contemporary society. The search of a proper and collective identity guides this project, not to give us answers but to leave us with old and new ques...
United Kingdom
London
I'm originally from Hong Kong. Having lived in multiple countries from a young age, I have come across people from all walks of life. These experiences, both good and bad, have influenced her culturally and personally. My work revolves around travel, diasporas, and the human condition. I combine my...

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