Elena Fortunati
Artist / Writer

Elena was born in a small village in the Roman province in 1988. She graduated in Modern Letters, currently attending a master’s program in Contemporary Art History at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She also collaborates with Collater.al, conducting video interviews with national and international artists in multiple artistic fields, from photography to street art. Under the pseudonym Aupres de toi, she publishes on the web photographic images with which she has had the pleasure of participating in the exhibitions organized by If You Leave and Life Framer.

Elena is part of the editorial direction at Dude Magazine.

Elena Fortunati
Artist / Writer

Elena was born in a small village in the Roman province in 1988. She graduated in Modern Letters, currently attending a master’s program in Contemporary Art History at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She also collaborates with Collater.al, conducting video interviews with national and international artists in multiple artistic fields, from photography to street art. Under the pseudonym Aupres de toi, she publishes on the web photographic images with which she has had the pleasure of participating in the exhibitions organized by If You Leave and Life Framer.

Elena is part of the editorial direction at Dude Magazine.

  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International
    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)
  • Adraint Khadafhi Bereal: The Black Yearbook
    Publication
    4 Color Books / Penguin Random House
    International
    When photographer Adraint Bereal graduated from the University of Texas, he self-published an impressive volume of portraits, personal statements, and interviews that explored UT’s campus culture and offered an intimate look at the lives of Black students matriculating within a majority white space. Bereal’s work was inspired by his first photo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, entitled 1.7, that unearthed the experiences of the 925 Black men that made up just 1.7% of UT’s total 52,000 student body. (more…)
  • Tyrone Williams & Madison Dinelle: Chiasm
    Publication
    Ceremony Press
    International
    Many photographers have experimented with the ‘Call & Response’ model of collaboration, where images function like links in a chain – a visual duel, or game of chess. This book, in which these two photographers pair up their photographs, feels more to me like a matching card game. Chiasm describes in biology the point at which two filamentous structures like a tendon or nerve diagonally intersect in an X (more…)