Valeria Sacchetti

Country: Italy 🇮🇹

I was born in Modena. I graduated in Bologna at the faculty of History.
I travelled in several countries carrying out photo reportages for newspapers and magazines in Chile, France, Mexico, Iraq, Serbia and Bosnia. In 2011 I obtained a photography master from “Scuola Romana di Fotografia” with Massimo Mastrorillo and Lina Pallotta as teachers.
From 2011 to 2013, I realized two photographic projects with the association “Vivere Donna” based in Carpi, “ Home sweet home” and then with the anti -violence centre of Reggio Emilia, “ Women at the centre”
(catalogues and exibition).
During the last years I have been directing my photographic research in Italy, particularly in Rome, Naples and in Emilia Romagna.
In 2016 I published my first book, “ Generazione resistente”, a ten years work about the partisan movement, with old, new photos and testimonies of hundred people of my region.
From 2012 to 2020 I worked in a long documentary project about my region called “Journey to the Lowlands”; during this period (2017/18)
I took a master with the photographer Giancarlo Ceraudo that helped me to define the vision and the history.
This work has been shortlisted at Kolga Tibilisi photo award 2020 and it was selected has the reportage winner project at Mono vision Award 2020.
Furthermore, “ Journey to the Lowlands” was awarded by Nick Turpin as the winner of the Urban book award, a section dedicated to photo book drafts and which led to the printing of a catalog.
Currently I live in Rome and I work in a team of photographers called 'Contrails'.