Elisabetta Riccio is a freelance photographer from Turin, Italy.
She was born in Turin in 1986 and graduated from the Politecnico di Torino with a degree in Architecture, but photography has always been her rst love. She travels around the world to get inspiration for her artistic and photojournalism projects, using different printing techniques with both lm and digital media.
From her hometown in Italy to Asia and North America, she focuses on the transformation of urban and social spaces. Elisabetta riccio has crafted narratives throught loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate spaces and styized portraits.
Her travels have taken her from Italy to New York, New Jersey, Mexi- co, Cuba, Spain, Taipei, Shanghai, Malaysia and the Navajo lands in Arizona. Her work has been exhibited in Monaco, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Turin, New York and Miami.
The years between 2014 and 2017 were a period of strong personal artistic growth as she worked with international street artists and travelled with them between America and Asia.
She turned her lens on the most vital and least known urban landscapes, revealing the poetic power that exudes from those walls and streets.
In her rst series IDENTITY, she explored the archeology of abandoned industrial areas which were looking for a new iden- tity; she showed the naked skeleton of a city, Turin, that was in the process of transforming itself. In 2011 this project received a special award from the Dante Alighieri Foundation in Berlin, where it is still exhibited.
RES.TI.TU.ZIO.NE (Restitution) is a series of photographs of old abandoned buildings, forgotten hidden places and changing metropolitan landscapes that recount a past that doesn’t exist anymore. As in her previous work related to urban cityscapes, she brings an architect’s eye to the project. She also focuses on shifting social spaces.
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is a photo-investigation of the Navajo Nation living on the largest reservation in the US.
Her CLAUSUS series was a more intimate and local one, in an Italian convent of cloistered nuns who had taken a vow of silence. She lived with them for some time in order to tell their story through her photographs.