Laura Serani

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Artistic director, exhibition curator and author, Laura Serani regularly collaborates with numerous institutions and publishing houses in Europe and elsewhere. She was notably Artistic Delegate of the Month of Photography in Paris (in 2014 and in 2008), Artistic Director of the Rencontres de Bamako, the African Biennial of Photography, in Mali (in 2009 and 2011), Director of the Si Fest (in 2007 and 2008) and has long collaborated with Fotografia Europea - Reggio Emilia in Italy.
Previously, from 1985 to 2006, Laura Serani directed the Fnac Collection as well as the network of Fnac Photographic Galleries (Europe, Brazil, Taiwan).

Curator of countless multimedia exhibitions and projects, author of numerous works including: Photography between history and poetry (Mazzotta, Milan, 2002 and 2004), Winter by Sarah Moon (Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2015), La vie en rose by Malick Sidibé (Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2010), Malick Sidibe (Photo Pocket Collection / Actes Sud, Arles 2013), Borders and For a sustainable world (Bamako meetings / Actes Sud, Arles, 2009 and 2011), We had a very nice tripe, with Jacques Borgetto, Bernard Plossu, Françoise Nunez and Sophie Zenon (Editions Filigranes, Paris 2010), Stardust by Amy Friend (L'Artiere, Bologna 2017),…

And texts for books, among which East of a new Eden, Alban Kakulya et Yann Mingard (Lars Müller Publishers, Basel 2009), Europe scale 27, collective (Editions Trans Photographic Press / Signatures, Paris 2008), Land ends by Pavlos Fysakis (Babel, Athens 2010), South Africa: Six decades by Jurgen Schadeberg (Unisa Press, Pretoria, 2013), Morgante, by Nicola Lo Calzo (Fratelli Alinari editori, Firenze 2011), InsideNiger by Nicola Lo Calzo (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2012), Concave (Far Fabbrica, Rimini) and M.eating by Maimouna Patrizia Guerresi (Skira, Milan, 2013), Casa Ghirri by François Halard (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2013), Evanescences by Jacques Borgetto (Editions Filigranes, Paris 2016), Idyssey by Stefano De Luigi (Editions Bessard, Paris 2017)

Editor for the L'Artiere Collection in Bologna, since 2015, she has published Stardust from Amy Friends, (2018), The polarities by Larry Fink (2017), Promises to keep by Max Pam (2017) and Ultimo Domicilio by Lorenzo Castore (2015).

Responsible for editorial monitoring of the Garage Photography collection and Arnaud Bizalion publisher, in Marseille, since 2015, she participated in the publication of Those who remain by William Guidarini,  Velodrome by Lionel Briot, Premonition by Cécile Menendez.

President of the Residences for Photography Jury and consultant at the Les Treilles Foundation, since 2014. Curator of the 2017 edition of the Celeste Prize / Visible White, Laura Serani is and / or has been a member of several juries (Scam Prize / Roger Pic, Niépce Prize, Festival de la Luz Buenos Aires, World Press, New York Photofestival, Vipa, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Prize, Circulations, Premio Emergentes Braga, Descubrimentos / Photo Espana, Villa Perochon, Pop Cap ...), and nominator for various awards (Pictet Prize, Mack Books, British Journal of Photography ..).


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