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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The group exhibition inquires into the potential worlds that might emerge from the ruins of humanity’s making: What can...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .122
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Midsummer’s furnace casts everything in bronze. Old as that peeling fresco whose flaking paint is the clouds. Tonsured, you’re...
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Encounters with Art in Our Times
The events of this year have brought the world to a halt, affecting commerce and security, putting our own...
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Future Now Symposium 2021
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This symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through art, bringing together key institutions, galleries, publications, and artists...
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But Still, It Turns
Recent Photography from the World
Through photographs, the prism of time is illuminated and breaks to clarity. We see the components and how they...
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On Either Side of the Window
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Responding to her need to connect with others, Matar captures the nuances of specific individuals while in quarantine, her...
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Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
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This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by...
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Darkest Hour / Thomas Ralph
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