Giovanna Silva

 
Giovanna Silva lives and works in Milan. As a photographer, she exposed at the Venice Biennale 2006 her work about the city of Bogotà, Colombia. She is the author of Desertions, a chronicle of an american trip with designer Enzo Mari. From 2005-2007 she contributed to Domus and since september 2007 until september 2011 she was the Photo Editor of Abitare. She photographed Renzo Piano and Zaha Hadid for the Abitare's special issues Being Renzo Piano and Being Zaha Hadid, 6 month experience of architecture in the making. In 2011 she published the book, Orantes, ed. Quodlibet. In 2012 she published Narratives/Relazioni: Baghdad, Green Zone, Red Zone, Babylon, Mousse Publishing.
She is in the editorial board of San Rocco Magazine. She is the editor of Humboldt Books. She has a column on Doppiozero.

(external link : www.giovannasilva.com)
 
Giovanna Silva - Islamabad Today
2021
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A photographic journey through the architecture and history of the capital of Pakistan, built ex nihilo from 1961 to the mid 1970s.
Giovanna Silva - Roma - Never Walk on Crowded Streets
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
The Milanese photographer and long-distance traveler captures the light (and visual contrasts) of Rome while walking through the city.
Giovanna Silva - Togliatti - The FIAT Factory
2021
Italian edition
Humboldt Books
A look back at social and intimate history of the automotive industry in the 1960s and 1970s, between the USSR and Italy.
Giovanna Silva - Imeldific
2020
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Giovanna Silva explores the architectural heritage of the Philippines, illustrating the relationship between architecture and history, through the architectural exuberance of a power long marked by corruption and nepotism.
Giovanna Silva - UN
2020
English edition
Bruno
A photographic diary by Giovanna Silva guiding us through the United Nations Office headquarters in Geneva.
Giovanna Silva - Tehran
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
In 2018, Italian photographer Giovanna Silva photographed the streets of Tehran and collected archival documents from the infamous American embassy in the capital of the Islamic Republic. The image-based work is part of a multilayered narrative that encounters the words of architect, researcher and educator Hamed Khosravi.
Giovanna Silva - 17 April 1975 - A Cambodian Journey
2018
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This publication by photographer Giovanna Silva and writer Peter Fröeberg Idling retraces the history of Cambodia, creating a fictional and personal story that looks at the country through the eyes of the two authors. Today's Phnom Penh cityscape photographs take on a singular dimension in comparison to the ruins of Khmer temples, with a sense of emptiness and abandonment that resonates with the invasion of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouge in 1975.
Giovanna Silva - Afghanistan - 0 RH
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This series of photographs narrates Giovanna Silva's life among the Italian army in Afghanistan, while she worked on a commissioned project in honor of Italian journalist Maria Grazia Cutuli.
Giovanna Silva - Ontani in Bali
2016
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Writer Emanuele Trevi and photographer Giovanna Silva recount, each in their own manner, their journey with artist Luigi Ontani in Bali at the time of the preparation of the Ogoh Ogoh carnival procession. With original illustrations by Ontani.
Giovanna Silva - Syria - A Travel Guide to Disappearance
2016
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
sold out
Taken at the height of the Assad days, the images of the photographer Giovanna Silva overlap in this publication with Syrian tourist guides' images and texts, creating a net of intended and unintended relationships and time interconnections.
Giovanna Silva - Foxtrot Gate - Cyprus
2015
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A portrait of a divided Nicosia.
Giovanna Silva - Libya - Inch by Inch, House by House, Alley by Alley
2014
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
(last copies available!)
A double portrait of Libya.


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