Enrico Seren Gai
Photographer

Enrico Seren Gai is a photographer who has combined his experience as a psychiatric rehabilitation technician (TeRP) with a passion for photography, creating a blend of visual art and understanding of the human psyche. His interest in photography arose from his work in psychiatric communities, where he spent years seeking something that would promote understanding and awareness in his interactions with patients.

His photographic education began at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin. He later collaborated with the photography studio Comodo64, under the expert guidance of Ivan Cazzola. In 2022, he completed the Master’s in Contemporary Photojournalism by Alessandro Penso at Officine Fotografiche in Rome. He further enriched his skills as a visual storyteller with the Master’s in Visual Storytelling by Giulio Di Sturco at Spazio Labó in Bologna in 2023. This journey allowed him to grow as an artist, developing a keen and sensitive eye towards the surrounding reality.

His first personal project, an embryonic work titled “The Courage of Being Fragile,” won the third prize Portfolio at the European Photography Festival in Busto Arsizio (Milan) in 2023. He currently maintains connections with various national and international magazines, continuing his path of growth as a photographer and storyteller. Enrico Seren Gai’s expressive research reflects an empathetic and authentic approach. His images take us on an emotional journey through the complexity of the human psyche, inspiring greater understanding and connection with the world around us.

Enrico Seren Gai
Photographer

Enrico Seren Gai is a photographer who has combined his experience as a psychiatric rehabilitation technician (TeRP) with a passion for photography, creating a blend of visual art and understanding of the human psyche. His interest in photography arose from his work in psychiatric communities, where he spent years seeking something that would promote understanding and awareness in his interactions with patients.

His photographic education began at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin. He later collaborated with the photography studio Comodo64, under the expert guidance of Ivan Cazzola. In 2022, he completed the Master’s in Contemporary Photojournalism by Alessandro Penso at Officine Fotografiche in Rome. He further enriched his skills as a visual storyteller with the Master’s in Visual Storytelling by Giulio Di Sturco at Spazio Labó in Bologna in 2023. This journey allowed him to grow as an artist, developing a keen and sensitive eye towards the surrounding reality.

His first personal project, an embryonic work titled “The Courage of Being Fragile,” won the third prize Portfolio at the European Photography Festival in Busto Arsizio (Milan) in 2023. He currently maintains connections with various national and international magazines, continuing his path of growth as a photographer and storyteller. Enrico Seren Gai’s expressive research reflects an empathetic and authentic approach. His images take us on an emotional journey through the complexity of the human psyche, inspiring greater understanding and connection with the world around us.

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