About Matilde Gattoni Photography
Matilde is an Italian award winning photographer. After studying History at the Universite' 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 and later embraced also Architecture, Corporate, Portraits and Fashion photography.
Her editorial work is published on Time, Time Lightbox, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Observer, Die Zeit, Foreign Policy, Neon Magazine, Geo, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Elle, Emirates Women, Brownbook.
Her personal project focuses on water issues around the world, related to war, ecological and natural disasters, drought, desertification.
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 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.
Matilde is based between the United Arab Emirates and works as a corporate photographer for clients such as HSBC, Shell, Bosch, Al Habtoor Leighton, Ferrari, Meydan, Formula 1 Abu Dhabi, Baccarat, Publicis, Wundermann, TDIC, Brownbook and ACCOR.
Matilde is currently based between Beirut and Dubai and is available for assignments.
Time Lightbox - The Swallows of Syria
The Observer - Yemen Water Crisis
Vanity Fair - Drought and Fear in the Horn of Africa
The Guardian - Drought and Fear in the Horn of Africa
Foreign Policy - The Sisters of the Brotherhood
The Observer - War Over Water
"Uzbekistan, 10 years after independence", Tranchida Editore, Milan, 2002
"A better time", Cartiere del Garda, 2008
2005: Black and White Spider Awards - Fine Art - Honorable Mention
2006: International Color Awards - Photojournalism
2007: Pilsner Urquell International Awards IPA
2008: Pilsner Urquell International Awards IPA
2009: PX3 Prix de la Photographie; Water Competition - Honorable Mention
2009: International Color Awards, Nominee in Photojournalism
2010: IPA International Photography Awards. 3rd Place Editorial/Feature Story
2012: Px3 Prix de la Photographie, Bronze Medal, Feature Story, Drought and Fear in the Horn of Africa.
2012: 3rd Prize Portfolio Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, The Swallows of Syria