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PhotographerElena Gallotta
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyElena Gallotta
City/CountryDublin, Ireland
Photo Date2009
Entry Description

Piece selected to be exhibited in the 54th Venice Biennale Exhibition ''Italian Artists In The World'' Pavillion 2011. Part of the "Human in Disguise" series.

About Photographer

Elena Gallotta is an award winning Italian fine-art photographer based in Ireland. Her work exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale (Italian Pavilion) and her multi awarded piece "W O M B" is on permanent display at the Saatchi Gallery (London). In 2011 she was awarded a Gold Medal in Fine Art Figure and Nudes NP at the 2011 Paris Prix de la Photographie competition. In the same year "I N D I G O" wins a Bronze Medal at the prestigious IPA International Photography Awards. She comes from a ballet and theatre background which strongly influences her work. Many of her images reflect her relationship with dance and non-verbal communication itself. Her work can often be defined as an anthropological study of the human body and it's mysterious subtle language. Elena's way of composing a picture and working with the light is hugely inspired by her passion for paintings, especially the Old Masters. Her work has been published in art magazines throughout Europe and has been acquired by private collectors around the world.