Benedetta Ristori’s work is focused on the tension between a form and the space it takes and where it’s contained by. Daily objects or common landscapes that are apparently meaningless, for the artist are symbols of connection between interiority and materiality. The outside world is faced and represented through suspended atmospheres, bringing the viewer into a spaceless and timeless experience. Working in both staged and documentary photography, the vision is always consistent, combining location, colors and composition, with a particular attention on subtraction and reduction to the essential.
In 2014 she was interviewed by the magazine Vanity Fair 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” is published by Vogue Italia, Ignant, Il Muro, Positive Magazine and others. In 2015 she begin the series ‘East’ ended in 2018. The project is published on VICE, It’s Nice That, Freunde Von Freunden, The Space Magazine, The Calvert Journal. In 2017 she was one of the 100 creatives chosen to represent the Lazio region in the annual initiative “Lazio Creativo 2017”. In 2018 she self-published her first book “East”, from the homonymous series. In 2020 Ristori is one of the winners of “Refocus” by MiBact in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Photography and Triennale Milano. Her work has been to illustrate articles in Bloomberg Businessweek, Zeit Magazine, Forbes, Label Magazine, Document Journal and others. She has worked commercially for clients like Airbnb, Fendi, Nike, Action Aid International. Her projects are exposed in various international exhibitions.
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