Born and raised in Italy, Gisella Sorrentino is a photographers based in New York.
After her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy, 2004), Gisella decided to dedicate her life to photography. She studied at the International Center of Photography (New York City, 2005) and at Scuola Romana di Fotografia (Rome, 2006). She also interned several years as a teacher assistant in the darkroom and in the studio at the International Center of Photography.
Having studied dance since she was a child, it was very natural for Sorrentino to start to document performers and dancers on and off the stage. Through this “physical” experience, movement and rhythm became a language to express herself photographically. In the series Self Portraits and the ongoing series Bodies in Space, the motion of the body in time and space becomes an instrument to express her feelings and the relation with the outside world.
Gisella exhibited her first solo show Bodies in Space at La Casa Internazionale delle Donne, an established women’s institution in Rome (2012) and at WIX Lounge in NYC (2014). In 2015, she received a grant from chashama art organization to produce an exhibition/intsallation of her work Transitory in a gallery in Harlem, NYC. In 2017, she was invited to be an artist in resident at Workshop Gallery Artist Foundation in Brooklyn where she exhibited her new work in progress Terra Madre.
She has also showcased her works in different group exhibitions including: WIA Expo-Warsaw International Art Expo at Gallery DAP1 & DAP2 (OWZPAP), (Warsaw 2015); Nuovi Yorkers at NOoSPHERE Arts (NYC, 2014), ArtItaly&ArtWorld at DomagkAteliers, (Munich, 2014); AS|Orchard at 33 Orchard (NYC, 2014), The Posthuman Conference at University of Roma Tre (Rome, 2013), IDA Gran Gala` at Teatro Alighieri (Ravenna, 2013), Nord Art 2011 at Kunst in the Carlshutte (Budelsdorf, Germany 2011), in occasion of the presentation of the Instant Book Event: Italian Artist in New York at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (Brooklyn, 2009), Blow Up at Bromfield Gallery (Boston, 2008) and Her Humanity at Casa Frela Gallery (NYC, 2007).
She's been involved in photographing the underground and mainstream art scene in Europe and New York City. Her artist portraits have been published for various art/music magazines (Next Exit, Kult Magazine,Joy Quarterly, InsideArt, Kaleidoskope Magazine, Expression), and the Italian American newspaper America Oggi as well as in many art catalogue and book (Paid Domestic Labour and Postcoloniality by Sabrina Marchetti, Charta Istant Book-Italian Artists 2009-New York curated by Renato Miracco, Book of Swells, 2008 for the Norwegian Artist Sol Kjok) and CD record (The Voice Within of Fabio Morgera , and Task 1 of Moody Mammoth Recording Studio).
From 2010 until now, she has been the official photographer of dance theater company based in NY Mare Nostrum Elements and their program for Emerging Choreograpehrs Series.
In 2008, Gisella Sorrentino created, along with Garon Peterson, Gelato! Art Salon, an international art collective based in Brooklyn, New York.
Since then she has been curating Gelato! Photo Slide Show which takes places in various art spaces and galleries in Europe and New York City including Brooklyn Movie Lab (Brooklyn, 2010), s.t. foto galleria libreria (Rome, 2010) and NOoSphere Arts (New York City, 2012).
Born and based in Madrid, Txuca Pereira is a photographer and producer. Since 2000 she has been working in numerous productions as a creative image maker and project management. She combines her own investigation projects with comissioned productions.
As a creator she has developed her own style of photography. Txuca communicates with the viewer by experimenting with technique and art, transmitting moods. Her portraits and performing arts photographs are based on the search for the uniqueness in every face and her attraction to the body language. Her interest on the creative process led her to become a great observer behind the scenes working as a still photographer in entertainment productions.
After studying Bachelor of Arts and then Illustration, she gained a BA in Audiovisual Communication from the UEM European University of Madrid in 2000. She has continued taking part in courses at the ICP International Center of Photography, SVA School of Visual Arts, The Exhibition Lab, EFTI Centro Internacional de Fotografìa y Cine or EPC. Among her instructors Amy Arbus, Elinor Carucci, Keren Moskotvich, Sasha Wolf and Michael Foley.
She does another vital learning settling in foreign cities. Sheffield was her first destination in 2005 for almost two years. Back in Madrid, in 2009 she is represented by Vander productions agency. She moved to NYC in 2010. There she joined The Mothership artist collective. Her glance became represented by Gaze Photography women platform. Back to Europe, she lived in Berlin until the end of 2014.
She has solo and collective exhibitions in NYC, Berlin, Madrid and Alicante.
Kiritin Beyer was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family eventually settled down in the south of France.
After High School, Kiritin moved to Paris where she joined the National Circus School, “L’Ecole National du Cirque Fratellini”. During her time at the Circus she was exposed to the creative world. Shortly after, she chose photography as her medium. She left Europe to pursue her photography career in America in 2003. Kiritin has shown her works in various galleries, in Paris, New York and Miami.
In 2005, she volunteered for the Tsunami Relief in India for six months and came back with several portraits of those who survived the natural disaster.
In 2010, she volunteered in Haiti after “the earthquake” and was focusing on rebuilding a school in Carrefour named, “The Degand School”.
Currently, Kiritin Beyer is working as an Interior Design photographer for diverse editorial publications.
Margherita Mirabella was born in Rome in 1978.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from the University La Sapienza, she studies photography at the European Institute of Design in Rome.
She starts her career working on a couple of advertising campaigns, but quickly moves onto the humanitarian field, becoming the official photographer for Operation Smile, an organization that works around the world to provide free surgery for children with facial deformities.
Margherita travels in and out of Operation Smile medical missions in Africa, South and Central America, Asia and the Middle East for the past 10 years.
Through her photos, she witnesses the laughter, crying and sometimes heartbreak of countless children’s lives changed.
She then starts collaborating with VIS and Shoot4Change.
Together they work on projects on children’s educational and support activities in Ethiopia and Haiti.
The humanitarian aspect is central to Margherita’s photographic interest and to the emotional pursuit of her work.
She cherishes the opportunity of sharing crucial moments of daily peacefulness and brushing the personal stories of individuals whose origins are so far apart/distant from her own.
In 2014 she spent 3 months focusing on a Reportage for the twentieth anniversary of the Genocide of the Tutsis, to tell the story of the rebirth of the country seen through the life of an extraordinary Rwandan woman: Godelieve Mukasarasi a Hutu who had rejected the aberration of the genocide.
Margherita is a contributor for La Repubblica and other Italian Magazines.