Women of Meridione
Strength in the Deep South

Ornella Mazzola

A selection of images from different projects that I carry out that represent women at different times and in various places.

My work focuses on southern Italy in general and on Palermo and the province in particular. The female universe interests me, in its various facets of life. The South, the rarefied province, the mysterious and strong women, the sea, the cracks, the life.

 

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

The deep south of Italy: Naples, Palermo, Taranto, the Sicilian coast of the Mediterranean Sea, these are the areas that I photograph.

Places with a strong soul, where the sea connects with the strength of women. In the South of Italy passion and dignity along with spirituality and suspension can be seen through the cracks of the walls.

 

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola

Ornella Mazzola was born in Sicily, near Palermo, in 1984. 
She studied Art History and Documentary Cinema at the University La Sapienza of Rome. The subject of her thesis was Visual Anthropology: an experimental thesis carried forward together with the documentarist and anthropologist Vittorio De Seta.

She has worked in the field of museum exhibits as multimedia image researcher, copywriter and photographer.

A scholarship at Scuola romana di fotografia gave her the initiative to continue to deepen, as self-taught, the passion for photography. In this way she started to explore the world of photography, naturally, from the visual research to socio-anthropological aspect inherent in it.

She carries out different kinds of projects: personal research, social photography, reportage, intimate stories.

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