November 17, 2012

no found photo fair 2012

One of my photograph, finalist at the Grand Prix de Découverte, is present in the Prix de la Découverte/The deGroot Foundation space at the NoFound Photo Fair.

Visit the fair from November 17th to 19th!

17-19 November 2012, 11am-8pm
66 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris

November 16, 2012

website off

my website is closed for maintenance.
Stay tuned, it will be soon available!

November 10, 2012

Meet the Artists night in Paris

If you'll be in Paris on Tuesday 13 November, Join me at LensCulture FotoFest! 
A little exhibition of my photographic work during the "Meet the Artists" night!

Over 100 photographers from 35 countries: You'll meet the artists, admire their 
works and purchase prints directly from them!

13 Nov 2012
from 18.30 to 20.30
at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute (see the maps)
8, rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, metro Charonne.

November 7, 2012

Finalist at Grand Prix de Découverte

My photograph Another Rainy Day has been selected as finalist of Street Photography / Documentary category at Grand Prix de Découverte, organized by the International Photography Competition.

Another Rainy Day has been juried by a stellar panel of jurors
Jane Evelyn Atwood, Julie Grahame, Michael Kenna, Claude Lemagny, David Travis and Alexandre Percy, and the additional jurors Tim Anderson and Jerry Fielder. 

My photograph will be exhibited in Paris during NoFound Photo Fair, 16-19 November 2012.
Opening on November 16th at 7p.m.

NoFound Photo Fair
66, rue de Turenne
75003 Paris, France

September 26, 2012

The Art of Photography Show 2012

Opening Reception: September 29th 6-10 pm

Exhibition: September 29 – November 11, 2012

The 2012 Judge, Julian Cox, Curator of Photography and Chief Curator, de Young Museum will be in attendance to present $10,000 in awards.

"Museum of the Living Artist"
Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

You are invited!

September 18, 2012

Bursa PhotoFest 2012

4 of my Chains of Silence photographs have been selected at "Trace of Humanity" International Photography Contest!

They will be part of the exhibition Photo Contest Exhibition of the Bursa Photo Fest 2012.

Exhibition Opening:
September 21 at 9pm
Merinos Atatürk Congress Culture Centre Hall
Bursa, Turkey

go to Bursa PhotoFest

September 7, 2012

2 Honorable Mentions at IPA

two times Honorable Mentioned at International Photography Awards (IPA) Non Professional 2012!

Honorable Mention in People - Lifestyle category for the winning entry 24 HOURS X 90 YEARS 

Honorable Mention in People - Others category for the winning entry THAT OTHERSa collaborative work with Nino Cannizzaro.

IPA Non Professional Honorable Mentions Gallery:

The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit

That Others

That Others, a collaborative work with Nino Cannizzaro.

5 images of the series won the Honorable Mentioned at International Photography Awards (IPA) Non Professional 2012, People - Others category.

IPA Non Professional Honorable Mentions Gallery:

August 21, 2012


My photo Tauromaquia was finalist at 32nd Annual Spring Photography Contest 2012 of the Photographer's Forum Magazine.
It will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2012.

August 7, 2012

another success of my bull!

I'm honored and proud that one of my Tauromaquia's photos was selected by Julian Cox (curator of photography and chief curator of de Young Museum of San Francisco) to be exhibited in the Art of Photography Show 2012 in San Diego, CA.
Only 104 photos have chosen between 16,905 entries from 77 countries!

San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibition: 29th September - 11th November 2012
Opening Reception Gala: 29th September 6-10 pm

August 6, 2012

photo published in UK

My "Courses Camarguaises" photo published on a Digital Camera Bookazine: 
Black&White made easy - volume 2

if you are in the United Kingdom, buy it :)

available to buy on My Favourite Magazine

July 19, 2012

Voies Off 2012 Portfolio Reviews

That Others  - a collaborative work from Nino Cannizzaro and me - is the "coup de coeur" of PHPA during the Voies Off portfolio reviews.

Visit the PHPA coups de coeur page

That Others: Alessandro, sociologist & author
© Simona Bonanno | Nino Cannizzaro
The photographic work is still in progress.

July 10, 2012

Rosso Piccante

My three photos Firedancing in the shortlist of the Rosso Piccante contest 2012 (Massenzio Arte); they will be exhibited in Diamante (Italy), from 5th to 9th September 2012.

The photos have been taken during the Festa del Fuoco 2010, in Stromboli, Eolian Islands.

June 16, 2012

Arles 2012

One of my Inside a Bag images will be include as part of the screening installation An eye for an Ear, which will be running in the Galerie Huit during the opening week of the festival of the Rencontres de Photographie d'Arles (2nd-8th July 2012).

Vernissage of the Photography Open Salon Exhibition on 4th July 2012 18h - 22h

Galerie Huit 
8, rue de la Calade, Arles,

June 1, 2012

Inside a bag

Working on a new photographic series, always about women, Inside a bag: Bags reveal me secrets about their owners.
More on my website

Leather, plastic, cloth. Hard, soft, flabby. Zip or buttons, handles or shoulder strap. Black or colored, simple, or decorated. Full, messy, tank, aseptic, expensive, consumed. Each bag tells about her. We don't see her face, hair or eyes. We don't need to know her.
Every woman has her bag. The one, always ready, the one with everything you need.
And so, with the bags, I want to tell the women. Bags positioned on a neutral surface, that collapsed with the force of gravity, showing its contents. Nothing is decided before or arranged for the shot. I ask my friends to be my models, without inform them in advance. First with their bags, keeped as they always do. In the hand or on the shoulder. Then I ask them to lean it down as they always do at the bar, or at the home. And that's the bag reveals me its secrets, showing its contents. Cards, sunglasses, wallets, but also fruits, brushes, any kind of objects. My work still continues... There are still many women to tell.

1, No one, One hundred thousand

Some photos from the old/new work about crossing people all over the world.
Available on my website

April 24, 2012

The Collective & The Collection

One of my Chains of Silence photos, dedicated to Emanuela Orlandi, will be exposed at The Collective & The Collection, in the Art Gallery of Bat-Yam, Israel.
26.04 - 05.05 2012

Opening April 26th at 8pm local time.

Curators: Naama Sarid-Maletá e Conrado Rafael Maletá.

Emanuela O. | Chains of Silence

Area Zinc revista de arte online has dedicated issue n.13 to The Collective & The Collection

more about The Collective & The collection on Flickr

February 28, 2012

free Rossella

A new photo, RU22102011, is dedicated to Rossella Urru, a young italian woman kidnapped in Algeria more then 4 months ago, on the 22nd of October 2011. Since then no more news have been given to her family. 

Rossella worked for the International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP); she was taken inside the refugee camp of Hassi Rabudni, near Tindouf, together with two Spanish co-workers Ainhoa Fernandez de Rincon and Enric Gonyalons, by the Islamic Group Jamat Tawhid Wal Jihad Fi Garbi Afriqqiya (Monotheist Movement for the Jihad in Western Africa).
Hoping she will come back soon.

February 20, 2012

Salon de Reidisheim

One of my Chains of Silence photos, dedicated to Emanuela Orlandi, will be exposed at the Salon de Reidisheim, France, in March 2012, from 17th to 25th. Theme of the exhibition: the women condition.

Emanuela O. | Chains of Silence

February 14, 2012

Auction at the MALBA

My work Chains of Silence will be auctioned at Auditorium of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA).

January 26, 2012

Dream Come True - Amateur Photographer

"Following an impressive series of entries, Simona Bonanno has won this year's Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. She talks to Oliver Atwell" on the 28 January issue of Amateur Photographer!
Read the web version of the interview!

January 11, 2012

International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography

My photo, Afghan women self-immolation, from my work Chains of Silence, overall winner on the second edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010, will be exhibited during the International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography  at the Borges Cultural Center, in Buenos Aires.

Opening reception: January 19th 2012, at 7pm.
Closure: February 27th, 2012.

Borges Cultural Center, Viamonte 525, Buenos Aires, Argentina