Italian photographer Albertina d'Urso (Milan, 1976) is focused mainly in social and humanitarian reportages. Her dedication to this kind of issues begun in 2004 when she went to Mumbai with a charity: her work gave life to a book, Bombayslum, published by Skira, and an exhibition at Libreria degli Atellani, in Milan and deeply changed her life and her career.

In 2006 she participated to the Kabul mission of the municipality of Milan. In 2007 she won the Canon Young Photographers Award with her project Welcome to Compton, a reportage about gangs and violence in Los Angeles. In 2008 she exhibited Spirit of Shekhawati in Trento, Milan and Rome and was awarded at the festival Orvieto Fotografia. In 2009 Albertina exhibited her work Bodies for sale, Mumbai in Insa Art Center in Seoul and in Rivus Gallery in Incheon Catholic University, participated to the traveling exhibition “Abruzzo 2009”, about the earthquake occurred in April, and was among the nominees for the New York Photo Awards. Her book TI MOUN YO, children of Haiti, published by Contrasto was presented with an exhibition in Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia in Milan. While the exhibition continued to travel the book was voted “documentary book of the year” at the International Photography Award-IPA. The following year a picture of hers won the second prize at the Lens Culture International Exposure Award and participated to the connected exhibition at 291 Gallery in San Francisco, at Speos Gallery in Paris and at VII Gallery in New York. Again in 2010, with her work Nehru Nagar, Albertina was among the finalists of the “Deeper prespecive photographer of the year” at the Lucie Awards. Her project Haiti’s generation of amputees was exhibited in 2011 at MIA- Milan Image Art Fair and Festival Fotografico Italiano in Busto Arsizio. In 2012 she participated in the New York Photo Festival with the project From dust to god and to the Angkor Photo Festival with Out of Tibet. Her work is regularly featured in magazines like Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Panorama, L’Espresso, IL, Foto8, Vision, Burn, Private…

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