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Carola Cappellari is an editorial and documentary photographer based between London and Gaziantep, Turkey.

Her work alternates autobiographical and documentary approaches to explore themes of identity, family dynamics and migration.

With a background in education, Carola adopts participatory creative practices as tools to engage communities and promote intercultural dialogue and, in the past year, she has organised photography and storytelling workshops in collaboration with NGOs based in Southeastern Turkey, involving women and children from refugee communities.


2021-2022 Master in Human Rights, Migration and Intercultural Inclusion - University of Bologna, IT

2016-2019 BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - London College of Communication, UAL London,  1st Class Honours

2014 Diploma in Psychology, Social Sciences and Education - Padua, IT

Masterclasses I Folio Reviews 

2022  Magnum Photos Portfolio Review with Emin Özmen - online

2022 Masterclass “Diana Markosian: Rewriting a Personal Narrative” - Fotofilmic (partial scholarship)

2020 Masterclass "Bieke Depoorter. The Other as Self: Collaborative Storytelling" - Fotofilmic (partial scholarship)

Talks | Workshops delivered

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

2022  Through New Lenses, PhotoLab on photography and storytelling involving Syrian teenagers, with a focus on gender equality and women rights | AiYD, Gaziantep, Turkey.

2022 Personal Presentation, Gafsad (Gaziantep Photography Federation), Gaziantep, Turkey

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

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

Group exhibitions

2022 Introspezioni, curated by ArtaeriaHubMo.Sto, Milan, IT |  04th April - 04th June

2022 Love & Loss, Tate Modern, London, UK

2021 United in Light, Wembley Park, Wren Agency, London, UK

2021 Online Gallery PhotoGrad, London

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

2020 Portrait of Our Times - A Collection of Modern Realities, Gower St. Gallery, London, UK | 15th January - 28th February

2019 Out from the Mist, Brisbane, AU

2019 Movement, Tate Modern, London, UK

2019 Final Year Show, London College of Communication, London, UK

2015 Light Matters, Galleria Il Gabbiano Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia, IT

2015 The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, FR

2014 Exposition Artistique d'art contemporain, Al-Tiba9, Algiers, Algeria

Online and Printed Publications

2021  “Ser refugiado é como ser um animal numa jaula” - Nascer do Sol Portugal. Words by Felicia Cabrita.

2021 “Garantire un’istruzione inclusiva per i bambini rifugiati siriani” - Opinio Juris. Words by Noemi Verducci.   

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

2020 “Launching your own magazine”. Interview with Anne Nwakalor, founder of No! Wahala Magazine.

2020 AND - Then There Was Us Annual - 2020 edition

2020  “The sensation of homeFringe Arts Bath Festival

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

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