Giulia Frigieri is an Italian documentary photographer and storyteller. Her work focuses on representation of youth, womanhood and exploration of identity throughout the MENA region and the Mediterranean area.
Giulia moved to London at the age of 19 and she undertook a BA degree in Anthropology and Media at Goldsmiths University and she lived for over six years. Her passion for portraiture and storytelling blossomed throughout university, motivating her the pursue of a proper career in photography in 2016 when she enrolled to a photojournalism program in Aarhus, Denmark at the Danish school of Media and Journalism.
Her work has been selected for awards such as Portrait of Humanity in 2019 and Single Shot award at Festival of Fotografia Etica in Lodi in 2019. Among her publications there are Italian and foreign magazines such as D la Repubblica, Huck magazine, i-D magazine, The Guardian, The Observer, Vogue Arabia, de Volkskrant, Aperture Foundation and British Journal of Photography.
Giulia has recently been awarded National Geographic Covid-19 fund grant and the 2021 Prix Revelation by the festival Face à la Mer in Tanger, Morocco.
Winner – Prix Revelation Face à la Mer, Tanger, Morocco 2021
Winner – National Geographic Covid-19 Emergency Fund Grant 2020
Winner – Single Shot Award, Festival della Fotografia Etica Lodi 2019
Winner – Portrait of Humanity ( book and exhibition ) 2019
Finalist – Lens Culture Portrait Award 2019
Selected – Nikon Noor Masterclass Turin, November 2018
Finalist – Portrait of Britain 2017
Surfing Iran at VINTAGE PHOTO FESTIVAL – Fundacja Fotografistka, Poland
Ragazze D’Italia at INTRANCE PHOTO FESTIVAL – Galatina (LE) Italy
Surfing Iran at HORIZONTE ZINGST PHOTO FESTIVAL – Zingst, Germany.
Surfing Iran at LAGO FILM FESTIVAL – Revine Lago, Italy
Surfing Iran at ADDIS PHOTO FEST- Lagos, Ethiopia
Surfing Iran at SSFF SKATE AND SURF FILM FESTIVAL – Milan, Italy