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Andrea Olga Mantovani

1985
France

2 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Paris

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Works by Andrea Olga Mantovani

Héros

2017

60 x 50cm

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Crépuscule rose

2017

60 x 50cm

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 Andrea Olga Mantovani (1985, lives and works in Paris) worked for 6 years in Europe on environmental issues of essential testimony, she devoted herself to photography in a professional way from 2015. Alternating between personal projects and commissioned work for the press, she became a correspondent for the New York Times in Europe.
Her personal work today focuses on the protection of natural forests in Eastern Europe, using photography as a militant artistic act. In her approach, the photographer alternates between landscape images celebrating the strength and beauty of unchanging nature and more allegorical photographs. It refers to the complexity of the environmental crisis and metaphorically evokes certain aspects of the environmental challenges of our society.

Andrea Mantovani is a photographer that has dedicated her life to the medium and capturing social change. Previously, she studied Social and Human Sciences in Paris, Madrid and Montpellier. Her passion for people and their ways of life naturally found its way into her camera lens. To enhance her photographic skills, Andrea studied at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya de Barcelone in 2010.

As a freelance photographer out of Paris,  she focuses primarily on portraits, both personal and commissioned. Recently, her work has taken her around the world to pursue several social and documentary projects. She has found herself drawn to the raw beauty of street photography. Her work reflects her unique perspective, with a particular fascination for colour and lines.

Andrea incorporates both an assortment of technology and personal writings to trigger an intimate approach to her subjects. It’s allow her to explore her questions about transgression, the sense of belonging, identity and freedom. Her goal is to challenge the reality that society claims, and instead, reflect on the natural interactions of humans and territory.

A cross between a documentary and an author’s work, her photographic essays have led  to live in Canada, Jamaica and Mexico.

Since 2016, she is member of HANS LUCAS.

She is the winner of the emerging talent prize at the 2018 Gacilly Festival, the Prix Obs "Les Femmes S'Exposent" and the Prix Focale for her work on the Bialowieza forest. She opens a new photographic opus in the Carpathian forest massif in Ukraine, plagued by deforestation, with the support of the National Commission for Plastic Arts.