About

(1985 – based in Italy)

Clara Vannucci is an Italian documentary photographer mostly focused on the Criminal Justice System. After the degree in graphic design, at the University of Architecture of Florence, she decided to move to New York City where she became an intern at Magnum Photos and later the assistant, for over two years, of the photojournalist Donna Ferrato.
Her stories tell the prison system of both Italy and US: with Crime and Redemption, a reportage about theatre in Volterra’s prison, she shows how the method of acting in prison can be a useful tool to changing the way the criminal mind works. In NYC, with the help of Donna Ferrato, she took pictures in the Rikers Island Jail, developing a project about the Battered Women Section of the biggest US jail.

She has been awarded a residency at FABRICA between 2012-2014, where she developed her third project about the criminal justice system: Bail Bond. Bondsmen, defendants & bounty hunters. Bail Bond is a visual tale set in contemporary New York. By weaving together stories of bondsmen, defendants and bounty hunters, the reportage sheds light on an unexplored edge of law and order in the US, a place where crime and security collide and amalgamate.
She used to teach photography to the inmates at the Maximum Security Opera Prison and now she’s Photography professor at IED (European Design Institute).
She is represented by Daria Bonera DB for Corporate and Advertising and she’s freelance for several Italian and International magazines and newspapers, mostly covering fashion, editorial and travel assignments.

She’s a New York Times contributor and her works have been published by Time Magazine, T Magazine New York Magazine, Monocle, Business Insider, BuzzFeed, Vogue Paris, Courier International, L’Uomo Vogue, D La Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, amongst others.

Clara Vannucci è una foto documentarista italiana, le sue foto raccontano il sistema carcerario in Italia e negli USA: "Crime and
Redemption" è un reportage fotografico sul progetto di teatro avviato nel carcere di Volterra, dove
la recitazione diventa un utile strumento terapeutico e di reintegrazione per i detenuti; "Rikers
Island Battered Women Section", sviluppato con l'aiuto di Donna Ferrato, si concentra sulla vita
quotidiana delle detenute del più grande carcere statunitense.

Tra il 2012 e il 2014 vince una borsa di studio a FABRICA dove sviluppa il suo terzo progetto,
"Bail Bond. Bondsmen, defendants & bounty hunters", sempre incentrato sul sistema giudiziario.
Bail Bond è un racconto per immagini ambientato nella New York dei nostri giorni; le storie di
imputati, dei garanti e dei cacciatori di taglie si intrecciano e illuminano un confine inesplorato del sistema penale statunitense, un luogo in cui criminalità e giustizia si scontrano e si amalgamano.
Ha insegnato fotografia ai detenuti della Casa di Reclusione di Opera, Milano, ed è stata docente di fotografia all'Istituto Europeo di Design (IED).

Collabora con il New York Times e con molte riviste e quotidiani italiani e internazionali (tra i quali Time Magazine, T Magazine New York Magazine, Monocle, Business Insider, BuzzFeed, Vogue
Paris, Courier International, L’Uomo Vogue, D La Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia) in
particolare nel settore della moda, del reportage e dei viaggi.

Magazines and newspapers
The New York Times
TIME
T Magazine
Vogue Paris
Vanity Fair
Vice
Rolling Stone Magazine
Monocle
GQ France
L’Uomo Vogue
D La Repubblica
New York Magazine
Leica Magazine LFI
Polka Magazine
Elle Magazine
Vogue Italia
Stern
GEO France
Business Insider
BuzzFeed
Grazia France
CityZine China
Playboy Germany
La Repubblica
L’espresso
Touring Club
La stampa
Class
Il corriere della sera
Io donna
Stern for Ca’Minteresse
ADAC
The Smithsonian Magazine
Medium
LifeStyleMirror
6mois
Anxy Magazine
Sky Arte
Lui Magazine
Saveur
The Telegraph
Domus Meridiani
ICONS
Protagonists

Corporate and Advertising
Dior
Leica
Fujifilm
Ferrari
Airbnb
Linkem
Crodino
Digital Photo Review
Lenovo Think Pad
Ducati
Salvatore Ferragamo
Purina Nestlè
Luisa Via Roma
Micoli
Saint Georges
Open Society Foundation
Bitossi

Books
Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas, published by Head of Zeus
Vivere il Poggio Imperiale, published by Polistampa
Bail Bond. Bondsmen, defendants and bounty hunters, published by Fabrica
A scene chiuse, esperienze e immagini del teatro in carcere


Exhibitions

2021 Life Is tough, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto
2021 Emotion Fashion in Transition, Momu, Antwerp
2019 Exhibition Eritrea, Cinema Impero. Farm Cultural Park, Sicily
2018 Svalbard Soviet Era, Leica store, Firenze.
2018 Svalbard Soviet Era, Martesana, Milano.
2017 Up to now, fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, 2017.
2015 Bail Bond. Foto festiwal di Lodz – Fabrica
2015 Bail Bond, NYC
2015 Bail Bond. Opera Prison, Milan
2015 Bail Bond. Martesana, Milan
2015 Bail Bond. Officine fotografiche Roma.
2014 Bail Bond. Le Murate, Florence
2014 Bail Bond. AddisPhotoFest, Addis Abeba, Etiopia.
2014 Solo Exhibition Crime and redemption theatre, Italian Cultural Institute, NYC
2013 Look 3 Photo festival Slideshow Crime and Redemption
2012 Crime and Redemption theatre Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC
2012 Shades of Women, Teatro 2 Piazza di Spagna, Roma
2012 Crime and redemption, Le Murate, Florence
2011 Scoop Grand Lille, first price Art and Culture
2011 Visa pour l’image screen show about Rikers Island and Theatre in prison
2009 A scene chiuse. Theatre in prison in Tuscany, La Pergola Theatre, Florence
2007 A scene chiuse. Theatre in prison in Tuscany, La Pergola Theatre, Florence
2006 Theatre in Prison, Museum of Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato
2004 Ethiopia, BZF, Florence

Contacts

Clara Vannucci
claravannucci@gmail.com
+39 3381432229

DB Daria Bonera, representing Corporate and Advertising
daria@dariabonera.com
www.dariabonera.com

Bail Bond
Available in Fabrica Store

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