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Carola Cappellari is a documentary photographer and educator based between Turkey and Europe.

Her work begins autobiographically, with the stories and circumstances of close people and acquaintances providing the inspiration to explore broader notions of identity, mental health, belonging and migration.

She is interested in the use of photography as a mode of co-creation, whether through performance, installation or participatory practices.

With a background in education and a master in intercultural inclusion, she has collaborated with Lensational, AIYD Turkey and other enterprises to deliver photography and storytelling workshops to women, youth and children from underrepresented and refugee communities.

Selected Publications and Clients

TIME Magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera English, Middle East Eye,
The New Arab, Mulieris Magazine, Huck Magazine, Q-Code,
Nascer do Sol, Then there was us, Aesthetica Magazine,
Foto Femme United, Marsea, Taaf Media, Margate Bound


2023 School of Photography and Literature Jack London

2022 Master in Human Rights, Migration and Intercultural Inclusion - University of Bologna, Italy 

2019 BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - UAL London College of Communication 


2024 Athens Photo Festival, shortlisted 

2023 Lucie Foundation Scholarship, honorable mention 

2023 Canon Development Student Programme, finalist

2023 Jack London School, full scholarship 

2022 Magnum Photos Portfolio Review, selected 

2020 Fringe Arts Bath Festival, selected 

2019 Aesthetica Next Generation Photographer, nominee

2019 Prints Future Award, winner 

Talks | Teaching

2023 Lensational - ‘New Perspectives’ photography training programme for emerging women photographers

2022 La Sapienza University of Rome - Speak Up Jean Monnet Module on gender discrimination and violence I Rome, Italy 

2022 Photojournalism Hub - “Human rights in Frame (Turkey)”, with Özge Sebzeci, Bradley Secker, Noemi Zaltron.

2022 AIYD Turkey - PhotoLab on photography and storytelling involving Syrian teenagers, with a focus on gender equality and women rights | Gaziantep, Turkey.

2022 GAFSAD - Personal Presentation | Gaziantep, Turkey

2021 SGDD ASAMPhotography Workshops involving Afghan, Syrian and Turkish women | Gaziantep, Turkey

2021 Kids Rainbow PhotoLab Workshop involving 12 Syrian refugee children | Gaziantep, Turkey

Selected Exhibitions

2022 Perimetro - LightLand: una luce per la ricerca, Milan, IT

2022 The Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK 

2022 ArtaeriaHubIntrospezioni, Milan, IT 

2022 Tate Modern, Love & Loss, London, UK

2021 Wembley ParkUnited in Light, Wren Agency, London, UK

2021 PhotoGrad Online Gallery, London

2020 Fringe Arts Bath Festival, The Sensation of Home, UK (online)

2020 Gower St. Gallery - A Collection of Modern Realities, London, UK 

2020 MIFWAOut from the Mist, Brisbane, AU

2019 Tate Modern, Movement, London, UK

2019 London College of Communication, London, UK

Publications | Press 

2023 TIME Magazine“How the Turkey earthquake gave Syrians a taste of freedom”. Words by Stefania D’Ignoti 

2021 Foto Femme United - “Vulnerable Spaces .  Words by Andrea Castillo

2020 Then There Was Us - 2020 edition

2019 Aesthetica Magazine, “Next Generation Photographers” Issue 90, August|Sept 2019

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