Laura Salvinelli is a social photographer and a portraitist. She began working as a photographer in 1982 in Rome. She has been a still photographer for cinema, and has been taking photo portraits of actors and musicians. In 1989 she started to travel to Asia, and since then she has been working also as a photojournalist. She worked in black and white and developed and printed all her photos. After September 11 2001 she decided to dedicate her work to social photography. Since then she has been working in cooperation with humanitarian organizations in war and emergency countries, for the realization of advocacy campaigns through reportage for the press and photo exhibitions.