Benedetta Ristori is a freelance photographer currently based in Rome,Italy. Her work is focused on the tension between a form – such as a human head or a square – and the space it takes and where it’s contained by. Main concepts of her stylistic research: decadence, abandonment, emptiness and new approach to classic beauty. In 2014 she was interviewed by the magazine Vanity Fair – Style.it in the Emerging Photographers section. In 2015 Benedetta was one of the finalist of the ‘Next Photographer Award’ by D&AD in partnership with Getty Images. In 2016 one photo of her project “Lay Off” was the winner of the People category in the 16th Smithsonian Magazine photo contest. The same year her project “Lay Off” was selected by Vogue Italia for the photographic section Photostories. The series ‘East’ is published on It’s Nice That, Freunde Von Freunden, The Space Magazine, The Calvert Journal and others. In 2017 she was one of the 100 creatives chosen to represent the Lazio region in the annual initiative “Lazio Creativo 2017”. From 2017 Benedetta is one of the authors represented by LUZ Agency. In 2018 she self-published her first book “East”, from the homonymous series, in a limited edition of 180 copies.

Group exhibitions and Festival


“Sinestsia – Fotografia contemporanea dell’Europa dell’Est” BDC Gallery, Parma, Italy

Traveling exhibition “Fotofilmic17” Fotofilmic Expo Gallery, New York, USA

“Feeling Italian” Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy


“Night of Photography” Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia

“Common Places – Parallel Stories” Thessaloniki Photo Biennale, Greece

“SKG Bridges Festival” Thessaloniki, Greece

“Palm Photo Prize” House Of Vans, London, UK

“LBS Photography Award” London Business School, London, UK

Traveling exhibition “Fotofilmic17” Burrad Art Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

Traveling exhibition “Fotofilmic17” Galerie Binome, Paris, France

Traveling exhibition “Fotofilmic17”  Stereosis School of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece


“30 Under 30 – Women photographers” The Popping Club, Rome, Italy


“FotoFilmic Pulp03” FotoFilmic Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

“A Process 2.0”  by DER GREIF, Krakow Photomonth, Krakow, Poland

“Urban ruins” Decumanus Gallery, Krk, Croatia

“Lost” Galaxy  銀河系 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

‘Street Photography’ Bridge Lounge, London, UK

‘Art Prize CBM’ NoD Gallery, Prague, Czec Republic


‘Art Prize CBM’ Casa Toesca, Turin, Italy

‘Next Photographer Award’ The Truman Brewery, London, UK


’50 Words’ Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia


‘Moments in the feminine: topical images’ Palazzo Primavera, Terni, Italy


‘General markets’ Teatro Italia, Rome, Italy

‘Pink Ribbon’ against breast cancer Lilit Center, La Spezia, Italy

‘Modern Times – Les Vernissages’ Rome, Italy

‘Photography collective’ Teatro Eliseo, Rome, Italy

‘Group Show’ Felt, Rome, Italy


‘Mia: international exhibition of furniture’ Monza, Italy

‘Montegran Art’ Montegranaro, Italy

‘Frames: Cinema Shots’ Trani, Italy

‘Darkroom’ Caffè Letterario, Rome, Italy


‘Noir Festival’ Cambellotti Museum, Latina, Italy

‘Francesco Bertozzi Festival’ Novara, Italy

Solo exhibitions


‘Marla’ Area Pergolesi, Milan, Italy



Feeling Italian by Sietar – Finalist


Palm Photo Prize – Finalist

London Business School Photography Award – Finalist

Women Seen by Women by Julia Margaret Cameron Award – Finalist


Emerging Talents 2017 – Finalist

Contest of the Alliance Française in Spain and EFTI – Honorable Mention

FotoFilmic17 – Winner

37th Photographer’s Forum Magazine Spring Contest by Sigma – Finalist

Lazio Creativo 2017 – Winner with the project “Lay Off”

30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2017 by Photo Boite – Winner


Street Photography Contest by London Photo Festival – Winner

Smithsonian 13th Photo Contest  – Winner of the People category

Slideluck Tokyo – Winner


Art Prize CBM  – Finalist

Next Photographer Award by D&AD and Getty Images – Finalist


50 Words Bucarest  – Winner

Festival de la Guitarra Sevilla  – Finalist


Beauty: objectivity that sees  – Finalist

The strength of women  – Finalist

Pianoinbilico  – Winner


Donati Award  – Winner and mentioned as Critics Award

Frames – Cinema Shots  – Finalist

Kreattività  – Winner



Indiepost Korea – December

Konbini – October

Fisheye Magazine – September

Discorsi Fotografici Magazine – April

Repubblica.it – March

The Calvert Journal – February

C-41 Magazine – February

Polinice – February

VICE Italy – February


Booooooom – November

Ours Magazine – October

Don’t Smile – September

Italians LND Style – July

Vogue Italia – July

Polpettas On Paper – April

VICE Italy – January

The Fashion Hub – January

Off Black Magazine – January


Witness Journal – December

Archive Collective Magazine – November

Vogue Italia – July

Freunde Von Freunden – July

It’s Nice That – June

The Calvert Journal – June

The Spaces Magazine – June

C-41 Magazine – May

Yet Magazine – April

Satellite Journal – April

iGNANT – March

Bored Panda – January

F-Stop Magazine – January


Il Muro – December

IT in Tandem – November

Dodho Magazine – November

Pylot Magazine – October

Posi+Tive Magazine – October

Mr Ark – September

C-41 Photography – Magazine September

Spex Magazine – June

Publications – Fashion


Meow Mag – February


Cake Mag – June

Tendencias Fashion Mag – April

Wrpd Magazine – April

Flanelle Magazine – April


Fashion Grunge – December

Uptitude Magazine (print) – July

Teeth Magazine – July

Indie Magazine – March

Huf Magazine – March

Jute Magazine – March

180 Magazine – March

B-Authentique Magazine – February

Hacid Magazine – February


Dry Magazine – December

Odalisque Magazine – December

Ellèments Magazine (print) – December

Mint Magazine – December

Jute Magazine – October

Sicky Magazine – June

Lui Magazine – June

Coco Indie Magazine – May

Main Clients






TCO London

Rome Film Festival

Max Joseph Opera Magazine

Medusa Film

Actionaid International Onlus Italy

Spex Magazine

Basset Italian Luxury Design


Area Pergolesi Theater (Milan)

Solinas Award

Casa del Cinema

Eliseo Theater

Officine Fotografiche

Fabrique du Cinema