Luciana Dal Ri
Theatre was my first door to story-telling. That led me to a degree in the performing arts and to the film industry where I first worked as an actress in feature films and later the script supervisor and assistant director. It was during college that I fell in love with photography. It allowed me to explore deep, sensitive and poetic layers of my soul. It gave me freedom and I chose it as my form of expression.
Commercially, I photographed editorials for magazines, did portraits of many ordinary and famous people - with and without nudity - worked in the advertising industry at F / Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi between 2011 and 2015 with clients such as Nike, Ambev and Leica.
Between 2003 and 2015, I took part in collective exhibitions and had one solo show at SESC Curitiba/Brazil. Additionally, I was a photographer for the "Apolonias do Bem” project, a NGO who provides dental care to women and transexuals who have suffered domestic violence. I have traveled extensively to the Amazon for a number of projects such as ’SHIPS OF HOPE, in which, as a member of the Brazilian Navy hospital, I was able to capture the lives of isolated communities who live by the rivers. And also ‘IANOMAMIS’, a photo-essay about the intriguing contradiction faced by the Ianomami indians who use modern tools such as mobile phone cameras to keep their culture and ways of life unchanged. I have also been in the artistic residence of MIS (Image and Sound Museum, SP) as a member of "Agatha Collective". I've studied with photographers I admire such as Carlos Moreira, Marcelo Greco, Leo Divendal, Pierre Devin, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Antoine D'Agata and Rinko Kawauchi.
In 2015 I decided to focus on my personal work, developing my research with poetic narratives in photo books and triptychs which I published as a poetic diary on Instagram.
My book "The Little Death" was published in 2017, accompanied by an exhibition at The Virgilio Gallery, São Paulo / Brazil.
In the same year I studied cinematography at Centro Cultural Barco and was the camera operator on a web series project for Volkswagen called "0109" produced by the O2 Films / São Paulo. I have also directed and photographed a music video called "Things from Your Head" for the artist Kali.
In 2018, I was selected in salon Daguerre, in Paris, with two of my works.