30 Under 30 
Women Photographers 
2022
Online Exhibition
October 24 – December 13, 2022

Rome Art Week
Projection + Artist Reception
October 24 –29, 2022 / 6–9 PM
Opera Studio / Via Domenichino, 11, 00184 Roma
 

Artpil is proud to announce for its 13th edition, the 2022 exhibition of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. Presented in conjunction with RAW / Rome Art Week October 22–29, 2022 with a video projection and artist reception, this online exhibition continues through December 13, 2022.

In photography, the traditional place for women is in front of the lens. Whether we like to admit it or not, is by and large a male-dominated arena, where the looking is a masculine act, and the subject is feminine, playing the role of looked at and admired mainly for their outward appearance. Photography, then, has been a mirror for conventional gender roles in western society. What is it like, then, to be a female photographer, to be a woman who has seized hold of an instrument of which she traditionally remains in front, and to use her eye to view the world, rather than use it to throw back a soft, muted glance into the receiving end of a male gaze? It may sound primitive to talk of the female photographer in such a way, but as the photographers of 30 UNDER 30 women will undoubtedly profess, resistance – or discrimination, even subtle – can be common even today. We will each have our own stories of how being a woman has hindered, or even unfairly aided, our pursuit of this profession. One might say that looking at the work of 30 female photographers is positive discrimination, and so it is, to the necessary extent where a focus is placed on the work of women, whether or not you view their work as intrinsically female or feminine – or simply human.

– Natalie Dybisz (Miss Aniela / 2010)

Victorine Alisse
As a child, Victorine dreamed of becoming a writer. Today she understands that it is thanks to her camera that she can tell stories. Photography allows her to highlight the reality of people on the margins of society but also to enter into intimacy with the people she meets. …
Margherita Loba Amadio
Always passionate about visual art, I was introduced to photography professionally when sixteen (2009), being chosen as a post producer assistant for Alessandro Damato (UP-STUDIO, Milano), working for Armani, Corneliani, Natuzzi, Carpisa and more.
Irene Artuso
Irene Artuso was born in Rome in 1992. Graduated in Physics and in Bioinformatics, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Natural science has always been her great passion, together with a deep interest in analog photography…
Veronica Benedetti
Veronica Benedetti’s research is characterized by the introspective sign with which she explores memory, identity and the relationship between humans and space. Her main expressive tool is photography, although she experiments with other practices…
Manon Boyer
Having received a diploma in 2014 specializing in photography at the Superior School of Art and Design in Marseille, I then worked with Jasper White in London and led the Eiffel Tower project..
Maria Budanova
Born in Samara Oblast, Russia, from early childhood, she began to be interested in fine arts under the guidance of her grandfather Budanov Nikolai Pavlovich, who was not allowed to finish the Moscow art school during the Great Patriotic War
Caitlin Chescoe
Caitlin Chescoe is a British portrait and documentary photographer based in London. Her photography is centred around community where she is most interested in exploring and sharing the stories of everyday individuals…
Paulina Czyzewska
Paulina Czyżewska was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1997. Her interest in photography started during her teenage years, along with interest in architecture and urbanism. She studied Urban Planning at Warsaw University of Technology along with a one year course at Academy of Photography in Warsaw
Pauline Dupin
Born in 1995 in the South of France, I trained at the Institut des Arts de Toulouse from 2014 to 2017, I then joined the ETPA school of photography where I obtained my diploma with a special mention in September 2020…
Ariadna Silva Fernández
My personal work drifts between photography and documentary film. I am currently developing long-term personal projects within contemporary and documentary filmmaking, focusing on the Galician landscape and autobiography…
Chloé Heller
Chloé Heller (b. 1997) is a French self-taught documentary photographer. During her studies, she started studying the link between visuals and politics while doing research on war photography…
Tammie Joske
Tammie is a third generation photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Having grown up watching her parents photographing weddings and glamour portraits in their home studio…
Melike Koçak
Melike Koçak (b. 1997) is an artist based in Istanbul, Turkey. Through long term lens-based projects she meditates on reconstructing physical reality within the imaginative plane…
Ekaterine Kolesnikova
I am a freelance photographer from Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently, I am a student at the academy of documentary and art photography “Fotografika” in Saint-Petersburg…
Paloma Laudet
After graduating from high school, I study documentary filmmaking in Morocco. Upon my return in 2019, I decided to devote myself to documentary photography and I took a course at the school of informations professions…
Doriane Letexier
Globe-galloping, it is through travel that Doriane Letexier sharpens the eye of her camera, sensitive to societal transitions and the light of nature.
Annice Lyn
Annice Lyn is a photojournalist, who visually documents stories that resonate with topics of critical importance. As a former national figure skater, her transition into documentary sports photography…
Quetzal Maucci
Born in San Francisco, Quetzal Maucci is an Argentinian and Peruvian American photographer based in London and part of Women Photograph. Through her work, she is interested in challenging systemic values and social constructs
Carla Meyer-Kleynhans
I often fantasize about images that I have made existing in the future, long after I am gone and forgotten. An exact moment, a performance or feeling captured and etched into my timeline…
Yara Piras
Yara Piras is a visual artist who develops her research around the concept of image closely linked to film / photographic material exploring range of possibilities and the limits…
Kassandra Reynolds
Kassandra Reynolds is a documentary photographer based in Quebec, Canada. Through themes such as solitude, homelessness, resilience and a quest for identity, she sheds light on certain social problems…
Vera Saldivar de Lira
Vera Saldivar de Lira is a photographer and visual artist born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from a certificate in General Studies of Photography
Simona Salerno
Milan, 1995. Graduated at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, in New Technologies of Art in 2020. Then, she attended a training course in Experience Design to achieve a better knowledge of the design process…
Maria João Salgado
Maria João Salgado, born in 1992 in Portugal. Alma Mater: Portuguese Institute Of Photography (IPF). Since then my work focused on documentary photography…
Francesca Salvati
Francesca Salvati is a photographer born and raised in Rome. She graduated in Photography from RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts in 2018 and then she continued her studies…
Kristina Shakht
Kristina Shakht (born 1995 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia) is a New York-based fashion photographer and creative director. The main themes of her work are intimacy, sensuality, self-identity and liberation.
Diana Takacsova
Diana Takacsova is a photographer and visual storyteller whose work revolves around questions of identity, physical and emotional connection to place, migration, and the human relationship to nature and environment.
Martina Tomaiuolo
Born in 1993, Martina Tomaiuolo is an Italian film student from DAMS in Turin where she lives. Before starting to study cinema at 23 she left Manfredonia, that is her hometown…
Marie Wengler
Marie Wengler is a Danish contemporary photographer and researcher (PhD) within behavioral sciences (the intersection between sociology, anthropology and social, cognitive and behavioral psychology).
Jialin Yan
Jialin Yan was born in 1992 and currently lives and works in Fuzhou, China. She is a photographer, curator, and magazine content contributor. She explores self-consciousness and intimate relationships…

Founded in 2010, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers has helped emerging, mid-career, as well as some accomplished women photographers to gain further exposure and participate in the collective among peers. With styles ranging from art photography to documentary, portraiture to street and fashion, the works have been overwhelmingly well received.

Previous groups have exhibited in Paris and Lille (2018–2019) in partnership with Maison Photo at Maison de la Photographie and Galerie Claude Samuel, as well as in Rome (2017) in collaboration with CultRise and Dude Magazine. With the global pandemic and the impact it has had on artists and the art industry at large, the 2020 group gave occasion to launch Artpil’s online viewing room. This year promises further exposure and an expanded audience for the 2022 group as we participate in Rome Art Week with an artist reception and projection at our Rome location running in parallel with this exhibition.

Among the growing list of photographers in the collective, many have come from or have gone on to join agencies such as Magnum or Hans Lucas, and organizations like ICP / International Center of Photography. Many are winners of LensCulture and World Press Photo awards with representation in festivals such as Les Rencontres d’Arles, Circulation(s), and Voies Off. Publications include Aperture, The New York Times, and Photo Vogue, and several of the photographers have continued to contribute their series to Artpil, including Benedetta Ristori (2017) Being HumanJulie Hascoët (2017) Mexican Journal; Sarah Blesener (2018) Toy SoldiersEkaterina Anchevskaya (2018) Forgiving and I Remember Nothing; and Laure d’Utruy (2017) with Tempohome and The Royal Road: In Transformation.

New for this year we have made select works available for sale with artists participating in the online boutique. View the collection >

Artpil is currently accepting portfolios for the 2023 selection of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. Further information may be found here > 

This exhibition is made possible by the following sponsors: