Umberto Verdoliva

Ordinary day.

Photographer: Umberto Verdoliva

Country: Italy

Bio: I live in Treviso, I was born in Castellammare di Stabia near to Naples. Member of the international collective VIVO from 2010 to 2018. Founder of Spontanea Italian street photography collective.
Lights, shadows, contrast, sarcasm and the hunting of visual poetry. The atmosphere of city life nourished mine curiosity to capture life situations with the camera. Ordinary life turns into attractive and charming pictures.

Exhibitions curated.
100 Attimi. Fotografia di strada – collective exhibition at Museo dei Carraresi – Treviso 2017.
Non in posa – collective exhibition Castello Mediovale Cassero – Prato 2013.

Collaborations.
Street photography 2011 – book with Anders Rorgren, Erwin Rademaker, Greg Schmilgel, Louise Fryer.
Italy – unposed – book with Mary Cimetta and Gigi Alberti.
Cover of new tale of Jhumpa Lahiri “In altre parole” for the Japanese edition by Shinchosha.
Author selected by the Goethe Institut for the “VIA” project 2015.
Judge for the Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) 2015.
Progresso fotografico n.38-2016 – Point on the “street photography” in Italy.
Judge for the Imago Orbetello Festival 2017.
With FIAF web department and magazine FOTO IT.
Testimonial Fuji Italia for Family Project Fiaf 2018.

Web Publications.
Review on scriptphotography made by Giuseppe Cicozzetti.
“Family” Landascape Stories – Mon Enfance.
“Realtà parallele” published on DP ARTEFOTOGRAFICA.
“Città Mentale” published on Fotologie.
“Treviso Gay Pride 2016” published on L’Oeil de la photography.
“Behind a glass” published on Lens Culture editor’s pick and on iGNANT, INSP. and Collateral magazine.
“Prigioniero della privacy” published on Lens Culture editor’s pick, and on Kwerfeldein, on Rinse, on Vieworld n.7, on Repubblica.it.
“Amen” on Monovisions.
“What is a dream?” published on OAI 13 and on Lens Culture editor’s pick.
“Il retrovisore” on Excerpt magazine n.3 and on Bird in Flight.
“Proprio come te” published on Clic-hè and F8 Magazine, Posi+tive magazine, Repubblica.it, on Le Journal de la Photographie.
“SEX and THE CITY” published on Lens Culture editor’s pick.

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