Giulia Laddago is a contemporary photographer with an intimistic gaze who uses portrait, self-portrait and landscape as metaphorical tools to explore emotional states and look for her own identity. Her journeys can be either real or imaginary, as they originate from real stories, or tales and personal diaries, to reveal space-time scenes in search of connections. These connections, either of the self with space, with emotions, with the body, with streets or the others, take shape to disclose the essence of things along with a personal and needful idea of beauty. The moment in which subjects are captured by light represents a transformative act, where the ephemeral becomes important and asserts its presence and right to exist, freeing itself from any judgement. As a result, photography becomes an expressive language which, with fragility and strength at the same time, gives voice to an urge to be in this world and find her own dimension as human being, exploring the relationship between body and nature and looking for connections that need to be told.

words by Maria Teresa Salvati / My Spot of Beauty


2010-12 Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Milano

2011 Photography Workshop New York with Donna Ferrato and Spazio Labò

2012-16 BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università degli Studi di Milano

2016-18 MA in Modern Languages and Literatures, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”

2017 Visual Studies, La Scuola Open Source, Bari

2017-18 Erasmus+, University of Liverpool

2018 Philosophical Tools for Groups, La Scuola Open Source, Bari

2018 Documentaria, Workshop with Cesare Fabbri and Fiorenza Pinna, Bari

2020-ongoing, PhD in English Literature, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”

Exhibitions and publications

“Z - On Pain and the Unspeakable”, personal exhibition curated by Sanni Agostinelli
(Bloom, Mezzago, 2021)

Wie mich Diagnose und Chemo veränderten” - Das Magazin in-print and online (7th August 2021)

Featured in My Spot of Beauty, monthly column on C41 Magazine by Maria Teresa Salvati

First Prize Winner of the contest “I colori della resilienza” by Ne.Mo and CSF Adams
(Rome, 2020)

Featured in “Andando a fare spesa” self-published book, a collective project born during the lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy

Qualcuno grida”. Art residency, exhibition and performance curated by Arti in Libertà (Cala Molinella, Vieste, 2019)

First Prize Winner of the contest “The Italian Beauty” by Amaro Ramazzotti and Istituto Italiano di Fotografia
(Milan, 2019)

Pieni e Vuoti” curated by Isabella Battista and Gaia Valentino
(BluOrg Art Gallery, Bari, 2017).

“La Libertà è Spazio”, personal exhibition curated by Io Sono Giuda (Spazio13, Bari, 2017)

Selected to take the portrait of two emerging chefs for the exhibition "Gli Ambasciatori del Gusto" curated by Carlo Cracco, Giovanni Gastel and Associazione Maestro Martino
(Abbiategrasso, Expo 2015)

"Can you see me?", personal exhibition curated by Amalia di Lanno
(Officina Culturali Bitonto, 2014)

"More Words Festival" curated by Sabrina Raffaghello
(Photissima Art Fair Torino, 2013)

Selected with other nine artists to celebrate the seventh centenary of Boccaccio’s birth in "Bop Decameron", curated by Celeste Prize and Museo Pecci
(Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo Alto, 2013)

"Incerti equilibri: identità, lavoro, famiglia" (3° Biennale dei Giovani Fotografi di Bibbiena 2012) and "Zone di Confine" (Photoshow, Milano, 2013) curated by Gigliola Foschi

"Di che pasta sei fatto?" curated by Barilla and Istituto Italiano di Fotografia
(Spazio Young&Rubicam, Milano, 2012)

"Photography Workshop New York" with Donna Ferrato, curated by Laura de Marco and Roberto Alfano
(Spazio Labò, Bologna, 2011)