SABRINA MEROLLA

Documentary and humanitarian photographer and multimedia story-teller. Sabrina is a highly specialized sinologist, who has longly lived between China and Italy until 2016. She moved to London in 2019. Her reportages mainly focus on the multifaceted identities and displacements of our  contemporary world, from a cultural and socio-political perspective. ​

 

After a PhD in Chinese Cultural Studies and a specialization in International Cooperation to Development, she was awarded the University of Bolton-BFSLU (U.K./China) joint M.A. in International Multi Media Journalism, in 2017.​

Her works have been exhibited, among the others, at

PAN-Palace of the Arts of Naples (Italy: 2010 and 2012),

The Italian Consulate of Guangzhou (2010), Yin Photo Gallery (798 Art District: 2012, Beijing), Pingyao International Festival of Photography (China; 2012), SIPA (Siena International Photo Awards), After Nine Gallery (London, July 2019).

 

In 2012 she was the first foreigner to win the Creative Commons Focus on China Award, with her project Roads.​ In 2014 her photo essay All China's Fast Food Dreams earn a 3rd place and one honorable mention for photojournalism at  Mobile Photo Awards and was featured on Lens Culture.​

In 2015 here conceptual series on modernity, Non-Places was finalist at SIPA-Siena International Photo Awards 2015.

In 2016 she was finalist at Fotoleggendo festival (Rome), with My Blue Days with F., a personal written and photographic diary documenting her experience  living with fibromyalgia and MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity). It was also featured on Lens Culture on World Fibromyalgia, ME and MCS Awareness Day (May 12, 2016).

In 2018 she was finalist at the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2018.

Published on:

Asian ChaBlow-up, CC Focus on ChinaChe Fare, China Daily, Electru.De, Exibart, Featureshot, Il Manifesto, La Lettura (Corriere della Sera), Institute for Cultural Interaction Studies Journal (Kansai University, Japan), Laya Bozi, Lens CulturePagina99Private Photo Review, Quarta Parete RepubblicaRevista Pecado, Rockerilla, Rosa Selvaggia, Street Photography MagazineUrban TracksTactical Urbanism 5 (Italy), Edge of Humanity...

SOME INTERVIEWS:

CHINA DAILY

PRIVATE Photo Review

Pictures of You (POLIRADIO)

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE

You are very welcome to contact me for any kind of assignment and enquiry all over the world.

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