“Spada’s images of young women are highly charged; there is a tension at play, a sense that something is amiss.”
Allie Haeusslein, Director Pier 24, San Francisco, USA
"It's exciting to name a hundred and seventy-three new Guggenheim Fellows," said Guggenheim Foundation president Edward Hirsch. These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best. Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we're thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It's an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do."

Previous Guggenheim Fellows include Robert Frank, Cindy Sherman, John Gossage, Edward Weston, Diane Arrbus amongst others.

Valerio Spada

Lanciato da due libri, “Gomorrah Girl” e “I am nothing”, esplora le periferie abbandonate o ad alta densità di crimine. Dice:”Le periferie sono aeree progettate male e non integrate”. Con il suo obiettivo cerca il contrasto tra vitalità, la forza e la bellezza di chi le abita contro l’inefficienza di chi le pensa, le governa e disegna”. Vogue Italia, N.804, Agosto 2017



       'Gomorrah Girl' and 'I am nothing' are the main series produced by the young photographer Valerio Spada. Thanks to the first series, he made himself known throughout the world in 2011, while he has recently brought the second to a close thanks to the support of a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in New York. Both revolve around the study of the most typical and yet obscure aspects of the major Italian criminal organizations: the Neapolitan Camorra and the Sicilian Mafia. And yet these are not mere reportages, but combine truth and storytelling, diary and theatre, both candid and staged photography. They are cinematographic fiction raised to the level of judiciary truth. And vice versa.

Francesco Zanot
Camera, Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino, Italia


Vogue Italia, Italian Panorama.
Valerio Spada shoots Moschino A/W 17/18 for VOGUE ITALIA, Creative Direction Giovanni Bianco.

Model Sahara-Lin shot in Dumbo, New York wearing Moschino. Styling Vittoria Cerciello, Casting Piergiorgio Del Moro, Make-up Courtney Perkins, Hair Marco Braca.


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