Biography

Carlotta Cardana is an Italian portrait and documentary photographer based in London.

She took on photography while working as a producer in a circus academy and eventually moved first to Argentina and then to Mexico City, where she started freelancing as an editorial and commercial photographer.

Her recent personal work explores the issues of belonging and community, whether among young Italians living abroad, couples from the Mod subculture or American Indians. Her approach to portraiture privileges the subject’s experience and stresses the relationship between people and their environment.

In 2013, she was named “Discovery of the Year” at the Lucie Awards. She was also among the winners of the New York Photo Awards, the PDN Photo Annual, the LensCulture Exposure Awards and the Association of Photographers Open Awards. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Cardana’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world – among others FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale di Roma, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Month of Photography Los Angeles, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, The Powerhouse Arena – and publications such as The Guardian Weekend, The New York Times T Magazine, Marie Claire, D Repubblica, Rolling Stone, L’Espresso, and GQ.


Carlotta’s studio is located in East London. For commissions, print sales and general enquiries:

email carlotta@carlottacardana.com
mobile +44 (0) 7703 508730.


Awards

2016 Honourable mention, Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

2016 Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards

2014 Finalist, Call For Entry, FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale di Roma

2014 Winner, PDN Photo Annual, Personal projects

2014 Winner, New York Photo Awards 2013

2014 Shortlisted, Sony World Photography Awards, Portraiture

2014 Finalist, LensCulture Exposure Awards

2013 Winner, Discovery of the Year, Lucie Awards

2013 Winner, Association of Photographers Open Awards

2013 Winner, International Photography Awards, People – Portrait category

2013 Runner-up, PDN Faces Portrait Award

2013 Winner, Lens Culture Student Photography Award

2012 Honourable mention, Hotshoe Photofusion Award


Exhibitions

2017  The Red Road Project (solo exhibition),  German-American Institute, Tubingen, Germany

2017  The Way Back, Centre de photographie contemporaine Le Bleu Du Ciel, Lyon, France

2017 Fix Photo Festival, London, UK

2017  The Red Road Project (solo exhibition),  Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France

2016 LuganoPhotoDays, Lugano, Switzerland (catalogue)

2016 Collection Isabelle Darrigrand, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden

2016 The Fence, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Santa Fe, USA

2015 The Red Road Project (solo exhibition), Fonderia XX.9, Verona, Italy

2015 Flash Forward, Toronto, Canada (catalogue)

2015 Modern Couples (solo exhibition) ImageSingulières Festival, Sete, France

2014 Portrait Salon, various venues, UK

2014 Call For Entry, FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale di Roma, Roma, Italia

2014 Emerging European Talents, Officine Fotografiche, Roma, Italy

2014 An Ocean of Possibilities | Subcultures, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Holland

2014 Encuentros Abiertos, Soirées Fotograficas, various venues, Argentina

2014 The Fence, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, USA

2014 The Fence, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA

2014 Best Photos of the Year, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia

2014 MOPLA Group Show, Month of Photography Los Angeles, Basecamp, Los Angeles, USA

2014 A Year in Development, Labyrinth Photographic/Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

2014 The Eyes Collection #1, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France

2014 LensCulture Exposure Awards, London College of Communication, London, UK

2014 New York Photo Awards, The Powerhouse Arena, New York, USA

2013 AMPS: Photofusion Salon, Photofusion, London, UK

2013 Portrait Salon, Four Corners, London; White Cloth Gallery, Leeds; Stills Gallery, Edinburgh; Miniclick, Brighton, UK (catalogue)

2013 Association of Photographers Open Awards Exhibition, B3, Truman Brewery, London, UK

2013 From There to Now, Learning Photography, MiCamera, Milano, Italy

2013 New York Photo Awards, The Powerhouse Arena, New York, USA

2013 156 International Print Exhibition, Royal Photographic Society, various venues, UK (catalogue)

2013 Photofusion Select/13, Photofusion, London, UK (catalogue)

2013 A Year in Development, Labyrinth Photographic/Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

2012 AMPS: Photofusion Salon, Photofusion, London, UK

2012 A Year in Development, Labyrinth Photographic/Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

2011 London Independent Photography, The Strand Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)