After earning a university degree in Languages and

Literature, Milan-born Marina Spironetti trained as a journalist in Italy. She studied photojournalism at the London College of Communication. She launched her photographic career in 2004.

 

Originally working as a UK correspondent for the Italian picture agency Eidon

Press, she now freelances for a variety of magazines/newspapers, both as a writer and a photographer.

Recent clients include, among others:  BBC Travel (UK), BBC Designed (UK), CNN (US), Food and Travel (UK), Dove (Italy), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Internazionale (Italy), Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy), Morning Calm (South Korea), TimeOut Guides (UK), Footprint guides (UK), Italia! (UK).

 

Marina has travelled extensively worldwide. She lived in London, Paris and Buenos Aires. She is currently Milan-based.

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AWARDS:

2019

-Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year | 2nd place in the Street Food category

                                                                               Highly commended image in the                                                                                         Food for Celebration category

                                                                               3 commended images (Food for

                                                                               Celebration and Errazuriz Wine

                                                                               Photographer of the Year categories)

2018

- Travel Photographer of the Year | Runner-up in the Smart Shot category

                                                               Highly commended mention in the Smart Shot                                                                 category

- IPPAWARDS (iPhone Photography Awards) | 3rd place in the Portrait category

- Tokyo International Foto Awards | Silver | Winning category: People/Wedding;

                                                                Bronze | Winning category: People/Culture

 

2017

- Travel Photographer of the Year | Runner-up in the Food-Flavours of the World category

- International Photography Awards | 7 Honorable mentions | Winning categories: Advertising/Food, Event/Traditions and Cultures (2), People/Portrait, Nature/Wildlife (2), Event/Weddings

- IPPAWARDS (iPhone Photography Awards) | 3rd place in the People category

- Moscow International Photo Awards | Honorable mention | Winning category: Culture

- Humanity Photo Awards 2017 | Performance Award | Winning category: Festivities

- IPA's One Shot: Change | 3 Honorable Mentions | Winning categories: Earth, Man, Water

2016 

- Travel Photographer of the Year  | Winner of the Smart Shot category;

Finalist in the following sections: Best Single Image in a portfolio - Mankind (one image) and Smart Shot (three images)

- Tokyo International Foto Awards | 2nd place | Winning category: People/Culture; 3 Honorable mentions | Winning categories: People/Children, People/Culture, People/Portrait

- International Photography Awards | 3 Honorable Mentions | Winning categories: Event/Traditions and Cultures, People/Family and People/Self-Portrait

- IPA’s The Family of Man | 2 Honorable Mentions | Winning category: Childhood

2015

- International Photography Awards | 3 Honorable Mentions | Winning     categories: Event/Traditions and Cultures and People/Portrait

- IPA’s  One Shot: Home | Honorable Mention | Winning category: Home/Perception

2013 – Italian Tourist Board Travel Awards (UK) | Runner-up in the Best Travel Photography category

 

2009 – Italian Tourist Board Travel Awards (UK) | Winner of the Best Travel Photography category

 

2007 – Italian Tourist Board Travel Awards (UK) | Runner-up in the Best travel article published in a travel or consumer magazine section

 

2006 – RISE Photography Competition (UK) | Third prize in the professional category

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2019

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year (collective show), The Mall galleries, London

Travel Photographer of the Year (collective show), London Bridge City, London, UK 

2018

Tokyo International Foto Awards Winners (collective show),  ICA gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Travel Photographer of the Year (collective show), London Bridge City, London, UK

 

2017

1st Triennale of Italian Photography (collective show), Palazzo Ca' Zenobio,          Venice, Italy

- Solo show for Tomokissima, Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

- Photo Oxford 2017 (collective show), OVADA Warehouse, Oxford, UK

Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition (collective show), University of      Greenwich, London, UK

- Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition (collective show), Hull, UK

2016

- Tokyo International Foto Awards Winners Exhibition (collective show),  Owada  Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015

– Exposed – 184 Creatives for Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

2010 - “Ten Italian Stories – a journey through Italy’s traditions”, ENIT (Italian Tourist Board), London UK

2006 - “Emotions – a Dance photography exhibition”, KAD Building, European

Parliament, Luxembourg

2006 -  “Movimenti – a dance photography exhibition”, The Place Theatre, London, UK (double solo show with Ottavia Castellina)

2006 – “Rise – London United”, Trafalgar Square, London, UK (group show)

 

 

PRESS:

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2018

Rai News (Italy), December

Infobae (Argentina), December 18

Il Post (Italy), December 15

Newsweek (US), July 18

Tutti Fotografi (Italy), April 

2017 

La Stampa (Italy), August 09

Tutti Fotografi (Italy), July issue

- Rai News (Italy), June 29

 - Vanity Fair Italia, June 28

- Daily Mail Online (UK), June 28

2016

- Conde Nast Traveler, US, December

- Spiegel Online, Germany, December 18 

National Geographic Italia, December

Dove (Italy), December

 

2015

- Vanity Fair Italia, April 25

- La Repubblica (Italy), April 21 

- Metro (Italy), April 15

Marie Claire Italy, March Issue

 

2006 - Royal Photographic Society Journal (UK), March Issue

 

 

                                                Self-portrait in the tub / Milan 2013    

 
 
 

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