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Matilde Gattoni

Matilde is a French-Italian documentary and corporate photographer currently based in Milan, Italy. After studying History and History of the Arts at the Université des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg, France, she decided to follow her passion for visual arts becoming a photographer. Matilde started her career as a photojournalist covering the second Intifada in Hebron in 2000. She then joined the United Nations and Médecins sans Frontières in Eritrea, Tajikistan and Indonesia. Today her editorial work is regularly published on TIME, Time Lightbox, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Observer, Die Zeit, Foreign Policy, Neon Magazine, Géo France, Geographical UK, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Elle, Emirates Women, Brownbook, GQ, Newsweek Japan, l’Espresso, Io Donna. Her reportage “The Swallows of Syria” portraying 20 Syrian female refugees won the Lens Culture International Exposure Award and the San Francisco International Award and was exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles in 2013/14. Matilde was based for 8 years between Dubai and Beirut and has worked as a corporate photographer for clients such as HSBC, Shell, Bosch, Al Habtoor Leighton, Ferrari, SNC Lavalin, Meydan Racecourse, Formula 1 Abu Dhabi, Baccarat, Publicis, Wundermann, TDIC, Louis Vuitton, Cassina, Park Hyatt and ACCOR. Her book  “ Uzbekistan, 10 years after Independence”, published in 2002, was made in collaboration with the Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, one of the major experts of Central Asia and Afghanistan. The book depicts a political and social frame of Uzbekistan 10 years after its independence from the USSR and poses the delicate question of the future of the Uzbek nation, the most powerful country in Central Asia thanks to its strategic geographical position.