Self portrait, Jaisalmer India 2014

Self portrait, Jaisalmer India 2014

Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario is an Italian-Australian photographic artist and writer who explores new forms of storytelling combining traditional documentary modes with photographic art practice. She is dedicated to the expression of social, environmental and humanitarian issues.

Her current work revolves around the investigation and resurrection of memory and the traces it leaves behind on people and place. Through it she also investigates questions of identity and belonging.

Over the past years she has been committed to public arts projects and to the support of practitioners in the field acting as a curator, photo editor and deputy director of the Sydney based Reportage Festival together with photographer Stephen Dupont. In 2013 and 2014 she curated and produced numerous exhibitions, events and educational workshops for Reportage, including 4 Stories outdoor exhibition installation at Darling Quarter, featuring the work of Jodi Bieber, Tamara Dean, Raphaela Rosella and Claire Martin and the Photography In Conflict Symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney amongst others. The 2013 Reportage Festival was the largest edition of the event to date prompting engagement and discussion in the community. Anna was fundamental in the organisation and curation of the 2013 Reportage Censored outdoor installation exhibition in Hyde Park Sydney that created a conversation with the general public about the nature of censorship and the value cultural events have for individuals in Australia. Alongside this she has contributed written content, co-edited diverse publications and continues to work as a photo editor and curator for projects and specific practitioners, collaborating with a range of documentary photographers. Anna is a founding member of the Australian collective Lumina. 

Her photographic and written work has been published in various international publications such as Vogue Italia, Internazionale, The Sydney Morning Herald, Il Sole 24 Ore, Vogue UK, the Guardian, PRIVATE Magazine, Photodust, Peril Magazine and TAKE as well as in other online features. She has exhibited work in Italy and Australia to this date. Working between Europe, Asia and Oceania, Anna is engaged in long-form storytelling and is currently based in Australia whilst working on her first bookwork.

Anna is a MFA Candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and also works as an educator participating in programs at various academic institutions and art based organisations. 

 

'She’s conceptual. She’s a concept lover, and is dynamic enough to create them, to open doors, to build a soulful bridge for the momentous forms in which vulnerability can manifest itself. That’s her stage, to listen to her ghosts, her afflictions, the fear and the freedom and the shadows trapping all of us. For some… the dreams, the nightmares, the transcendent experiences. It takes one moment, when solitude and loneliness come together, when the human and the natural world are at one... that’s where she takes me. She has a romantic, beautiful and soft signature. Hand made visual poetry, while inner afflictions are radiated.'

- Roberta Tavares, Brazil (Photo critic/ writer) 


 

GRANTS/ AWARDS/ NOMINATIONS

2017 Harold and Gwenneth Harris Foundation Fellowship, University of Sydney (Recipient)

2017 Nomination World Press Photo 6x6 Initiative 

2016 City of Sydney Australian Life Finalist, Art and About

2016 Sydney College of the Arts PRSS Grant (Recipient)

2016 Wentworth Traveling Fellowship, University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts (Recipient)

2011 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards- Interregional Competition
Honorable Mention

2008 MAE Scholarship Award Grant for photographic studies granted by the Italian MInistero degli Affari Esteri, Rome Italy

2007 MAE Scholarship Award Grant for photographic studies granted by the Italian MInistero degli Affari Esteri, Rome Italy

 

EXHIBITIONS

March 2018 'Women by Women', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Australia

March 2018 'Women by Women', Queensland College of Arts Galleries, Brisbane Australia

March 2018 'Women by Women', Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne Australia

March 2018 'Women by Women', Sun Studios, Sydney Australia

March 2018 'Women by Women', 200 George by Mirvac, Sydney Australia

March 2018 'Women by Women', Launceston Acquatic, Launceston Australia

February 2018 '5 Years', Black Eye Gallery, Sydney Australia

November 2017 'LUMINA', Sun Studios, Sydney Australia

October 2017 'Who is He?', Contact Sheet, Sydney Australia

June 2017 'LUMINA', Black Eye Gallery, Sydney Australia

September 2016 'Art and About, City of Sydney Australian Life Exhibition', Hyde Park, Sydney Australia

July 2009 'Marte Live', Rome Italy

July 2009 'Collective' at L'Istituto di Fotografia e Communicazione Integrata, Rome Italy

June 2009 'In Movimento' Ponte Milvio, Rome Italy

June 2009 'In Movimento' Trastevere, Rome Italy

 

LINKS

Italy's 24 Il Magazine, 24 Ore

http://24ilmagazine.ilsole24ore.com/2017/06/le-illuminate/

Vogue Italia:

http://www.vogue.it/fotografia/news/2017/06/07/lumina-collettivo-fotografico-australiano-fondato-da-otto-artiste/

Photojournalism Now:

http://photojournalismnow.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/photojournalism-now-friday-round-up-9th.html?m=1

Internazionale:

https://www.internazionale.it/foto/2017/06/07/lumina-collective-australia

Photodust:

http://photodust.org/post/161259714869/anna-maria-antoinette-daddario-women-of-kashi

The Sydney Morning Herald 

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-photo-collective-promises-fresh-look-at-australia-20170604-gwjycm.html

Verve

Featured on Verve Photo: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers

Vice

VICE Interview regarding the Reportage: Censored Exhibition at the 2013 Reportage Festival

Others

Profile on Photo Junkie Club by Roberta Tavares

4 Stories Exhibition

Reportage Censored Exhibtion 


CURATORIAL

EXHIBITIONS:

2017 - LUMINA, Sun Studios, Sydney Australia, Featuring the work of Lumina Collective including artists; Donna Bailey, Jessie Boylan, Chloe Bartram, Aletheia Casey, Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario, Lyndal Irons, Morganna Magee and Sarah Rhodes/ CURATOR

2017 - LUMINA, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney Australia, Featuring the work of Lumina Collective including artists; Donna Bailey, Jessie Boylan, Chloe Bartram, Aletheia Casey, Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario, Lyndal Irons, Morganna Magee and Sarah Rhodes/ CURATOR

2013 - TWENTY| TWENTY, Noorderlicht Festival, Featuring the work of Raphaela Rosella representing Reportage Festival/ CURATOR for Reportage

2013 - REPORTAGE CENSORED / CO-CURATOR with Ed Giles

2013 - 4 STORIES Featuring the work of Jodi Bieber, Tamara Dean, Raphaela Rosella and Claire Martin / CURATOR

2013 - VIOLET ISLE: TWO VISIONS of CUBA  - Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb / CO-CURATOR with Stephen Dupont

2013 - A TRAVES DE MIS OJOS (THROUGH MY EYES) - Arien Chang Castan / CO-CURATOR with Stephen Dupont

2013 -  AN INTERIOR VIEW - Leysis Quesada / CO-CURATOR with Stephen Dupont

 

PHOTO EDITING/ WRITING

PUBLICATIONS:

2013 - TAKE Magazine Issue 3 - REPORTAGE Special Edition / CO-EDITOR 

2013 REPORTAGE FESTIVAL Catalogue / CO- EDITOR - CONTENT WRITER

 

MENTORSHIPS

2011 - Present - Mentor Photographic Artist, Stephen Dupont, Contact Press Images

2015 - Present - Mentor Writer & Poet, Mark Tredinninck 

2011 to 2015- Studio Manager/ Assistant documentary photographer Stephen Dupont, Contact Press Images, Sydney Australia

www.stephendupont.com

2014 - 2015 - Studio Manager/ Assistant to photographer Adam Ferguson, Bangkok Thailand

www.adamfergusonphoto.com

2012 - 2013 Administrator for Australian photography collective Degree South, Sydney Australia

www.degreesouth.com

2009 June – September 2009 Assistant to Photographer Massimo Siragusa, Contrasto, Rome Italy 

www.massimosiragusa.it

2008 December 11-15 Assistant to Ethnographic Film maker and Director David MacDougall, Rome Italy

www.roninfilms.com.au/person/139.html Bio on David MacDougall from Ronin Films

 

EDUCATION

2016- Present MFA Candidature, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 

2006- 2009 Three year photographic advanced diploma with first class honours at L'Istituto di Fotografia e Communicazione Integrata, Rome Italy
MAE Scholarship Award Grant for academic years 2007- 2009

2002- 2005 Bachelor of Arts undertaken at the University of Sydney Australia majoring in Art History and Literary Studies with a combined year of darkroom and photography study.