December 10, 2014

here I am!

one of my photos on the special issue of Digital Camera Magazine Italia "Fotografare in bianco e nero - Accademia della fotografia" (December 2014)

October 28, 2014

MIFA: 3rd place!

Moscow International Foto Awards’14 Competition - MIFA: my work 24HoursX90Days has been awarded the 3rd place, People/Lifestyle Category, Amateur.
MIFA Website
Winners page | Press ReleaseMIFA on Facebook

September 28, 2014

24HoursX90Days on Lens Culture

My work 24HoursX90Days is among the Editor's picks on Lens Culture.
See more on Lens Culture

September 2, 2014

Honorable Mention

My photo has won the Honorable Mention at the 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest, sponsored by SIGMA and organized by the Photographer's Forum Magazine.  
The image will be part of the book Best of Photography 2014, that will be distributed by the end of December 2014.

July 9, 2014

Honorable Mention at PX3

My work The Inner Invisible has won an honorable mention at the prestigious PX3 2014 competition.

the honorable mentions gallery
my gallery at PX3

June 21, 2014

43mm magazine issue 4

two photo, finalist at GoPix Awards 2013 (see the post of April 2014), published on 43mm Magazine issue 4 of Tzipac.

See the 43mm magazine >>>

June 20, 2014

featured on Dodho magazine

My work 24HoursX90Years is now promoted on, an stunning online magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers around the world.

June 9, 2014

new galleries for new works

My (ongoing) projects Nothing About ME and the new one Ordinary World are now on my website

"I'm no one. You know nothing about me. I'm a passenger, a sailor, a valet, an officer, a cook, a technician. I'm european, american, asiatic, african. Tomorrow I won't be here, but I will seem like I'm here now and every time. My life crosses other people's lives, who are like me, everyone and anyone. I through the seas in a travel that becomes perpetual motion; that becomes human flow animating a floating city; I become sap that pulsates on the decks, in the corridors, in the sparkling halls, between the jets of water in the swimming pools. I'm a multitude with no history and no identity. Through my shadow projected on the bulkheads, through my profile drawn in the light, through my silhouette repeated in a endless mirror game, I tell you my story, which is the story of a thousand, an hundred thousand people. I become one body in the apparent chaos of a cruise ship, big beast to which, although for a short time, I belong. A maternal womb, a home in which every man is an island."
-If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would.- (from "Alice in Wonderland", by Lewis Carroll).
Our vision of the normal, of the "ordinary", is founded on our certitudes, on the world we see and we know. But do we really look at everything is around us? Like Alice, I escape from a known world to find refuge in a dimension of nonsense, where the garbage becomes a wave of dust, where a cat's fur becomes a dreamy landscape. A world populated by incredible and static creatures; landscapes, colors and shapes. Everything is new but at the same time familiar.
Big and small are reversed and reflect themselves. A new dimension in which stay small, trying to not being overwhelmed by the vastness of the outside world - our inner.
I find this amazing world of chaos with no criteria; I don't touch anything, I don't create set, I don't arrange lights. Just take the camera, look and shoot. I don't look to make perfect images; instead I want to be seduced by the surreal atmospheres that already exist in the real world. These atmospheres are enhanced by the use of macro lenses that turn everything inside out and upside down once again.

May 7, 2014

Winner of Kolga Award 2014 - Geocell Mobile Photo

The Kiss & The Film is the winner image of Kolga Award 2014 Geocell Mobile Photo One Shot category!

see the winners gallery
see the catalogue (my works, included the shotlisted, are at pages 96 / 236 / 237 / 312/ 318)


April 30, 2014

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2014

I'm in the shortlist of Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2014 in two categories: Documentary series and Geocell Mobile One Shot (twice)!
Thursday, May 1 the opening and Award Ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The shortlisted images will be shown at The Best Photo of the Year - Kolga Award 2014 Exhibition  at Kostava Str. 14, Hotel “ROOMS”, opening at 8pm.

More info:

20Hx90Y - finalist in Documentary Series category

People&Shtoguns - finalist in Geocell Mobile One Shot category
  The kiss & the film - finalist in Geocell Mobile One Shot category

April 28, 2014

4 times finalist at 2013 GoPix Awards

Four of my iPhone-made photographs are among the finalist images at 2013 GoPix Awards, People&Animals and Landscape&Nature categories.

April 24, 2014

the new site is online

I'm pleased to inform you that my website,, has been renewed.
Now it is simpler to surf in the WORKS galleries, you can drag the pages horizontally, to look all the images. No flash files, no slideshows,  so you can look at my website even on your tablet or smartphone.
5 photo projects plus 1 new IPhone Collection gallery, a selection of landscapes, conceptual and street photographs iphone-made.
So, enjoy your visit!

March 10, 2014

The Inner Invisible #6 sold!

a print of my piece The Inner Invisible #6 has been sold at $1400 during the SNAP! Toronto annual auction of contemporary photography in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).

 more >>>

February 18, 2014

IPA's One World: 2 honorable mentions!

Very pleased to announce that my works Unicorno and Nothing About Me #1 received 2 Honorable Mentions at IPA's One World Single Photo, category "places", Non Professional section.

January 23, 2014

Partecipation on The 2014 SNAP! Live Auction in Canada

The Inner Invisible #6 will be auctioned at Toronto’s most exciting annual auction of contemporary photography: The 2014 SNAP! Live Auction. An evening of art in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).

The Gala Event will be on Thursday, March 6, from 5:30pm - 11:30pm.  
Andrew Richard Designs  571 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Canada

more about the Gala Event >>> 
Buy tickets for the Gala Event.

Public Preview Dates: The opportunity to preview the exciting SNAP! 2014 Live Auction collection of works from renowned and emerging artists from Canada and around the world.
Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014  
Arta Gallery (14 Distillery Lane) Toronto, Canada
more about the Public Preview >>>

Lot 39 – The Inner Invisible #6

Artist Name: Simona Bonanno 
Photo Title: The Inner Invisible #6
Edition: 1 of 10 
Year: 2013
Dimensions: 23"x23" (60x60cm)Print Type: Pigment print on 100% cotton paper 
Value: $1,200Artist Website:

Exhibiting internationally for decades, Simona Bonanno is a recent winner of the Grand Prix de Découverte for her abstract work that conveys expressive and symbolic function of colour. The Invisible Inner #6, combines fields of colours and lines forming interpreted landscape horizons evoking mood and emotion. Sicillian-born Simona, a teacher and graphic designer, is a digital photographer working in Italy and France.

January 7, 2014

Simona Bonanno featured on Beta 07 Issue

Simona Bonanno is among the featured artists of Beta - developments in photography - issue 07, Jan 2014.
BETA is published by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale six times a year and features some of the best contemporary photography from Australia and around the world.

My work The Inner Invisible from page 46 to 65.
see Beta 07 >>