is a freelance photographer from Turin , Italy .
She was born here in 1986 and she graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic, then specializing in photography at the IED with a Master in Visual Storytelling at the ICP in New York.
He deals with documentary photography , photojournalism , portraits and artistic projects.
He works with themes such as identity, urban transformation and memory , dedicating himself to long-term personal projects.
Between 2012 and 2017 he experiences a period of strong artistic and personal growth, working with international street-artists and traveling with them between America and Asia.
Today Elisabetta Riccio travels around the world in search of inspiration and stories for her art and photojournalism projects. From Turin to Italy and from here to New York, then New Jersey, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Taipei, Shanghai, Malaysia to the Navajo lands in Arizona. The gaze focused on the transformation of urban spaces and the lens always focused on social contexts, recounting marginal suburban scenes , unknown but vital urban contexts, desolate spaces alternating with delicate and intimate portraits.
Elisabetta Riccio has seen her works exhibited in Paris, Berlin, New York, Miami and, of course, Turin.
Urban Exploration and Art Photography
“ There are more photographs than bricks , ” wrote Peter Turner in the introduction to his History of Photography (1990). Although it is true that every attempt to historicize photography is bound to be incomplete, every snapshot that a photographer creates, in telling his story, is a brick that builds the house of his gaze.
Elisabetta Riccio retraces the geographies of her wandering through the abandoned cracks of an industrial city, Turin, and the wide horizons of her American explorations.
In the reportage “ID_ENTITY, the Fragmentation of a Moment” Elisabetta Riccio explores the archeology of abandoned industrial areas in search of a new identity, showing the naked skeleton of a city in transformation: Turin. In 2011 the documentary project received a special award from the Dante Alighieri Foundation in Berlin, where it is still exhibited today.
RES.TI.TU.ZIO.NE ( Restitution ) is a photographic series in Urbex style. A look at the mutability of the architecture of those urban areas that have been experienced by man and then abandoned: frames of dilapidated buildings, old abandoned factories, glimpses of iron and concrete recaptured by nature.