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France
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UK
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Spain
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Portugal
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Interview

Exclusive interview with Valerio Spada for Huffington Post USA on his new upcoming book to be released by Twin Palms

Valerio Spada (1972, Milan) is not merely a photographer, but a careful observer; a geologist who deeply knows how the human being functions, thinks, and loves.

To him, Art means faith: "Not a way to change the world, but to document it." He comes from a land of endless wonders and his …

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Workshop

(Self) Publish your first book with Valerio Spada - Workshop at PPAC Philadelphia, March 29-30, 2014

(Self) Publish your first book with Valerio Spada - Workshop at PPAC Philadelphia, March 29-30, 2014

10am-2pm

1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.232.5678 voice
267.324.3268 fax

Tuition: $300

This two day workshop will address various approaches to conceiving and …

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Review

Gomorrah Girl 2nd editon on TIME Magazine Lightbox

Gomorrah Girl 2nd editon on TIME Magazine Lightbox by Zara Katz

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Review

Roberto Saviano su Valerio Spada

Valerio Spada è un fotografo di talento. Qui il suo documentario sull’adolescenza: Gomorrah Girl.

Roberto

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Isabella Ferrari with Giorgio Armani- Golden Globe per La Grande Bellezza

Isabella Ferrari by Valerio Spada - Rome, cover story - All clothes Giorgio Armani

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Exhibition

Gomorrah Girl 2nd Edition in A Survey of Documentary Styles" exhibition at Gallery Carte Blanche

Gomorrah Girl 2nd Edition in A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks" exhibition at Gallery Carte Blanche.

Opening Sept. 14 - Oct. 18, 2012

Opening night and Reception on Friday Sept 14 6.00p-10.00p

Gallery Carte Blanche / 973 Valencia San Francisco, CA, USA

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Exhibition

Gomorrah Girl at The Cleveland Museum of Art - August 11 to December 30 2012

Thank you fellows at The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gomorrah Girl proud Manifesto for the exhibition DIY: Photographers and Books, from August 11 to December 30 2012 -

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Gomorrah Girl 2nd edition in Indie PhotoBook Library permanent collection

Gomorrah Girl 2nd edition in Indie PhotoBook Library permanent collection.

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Gomorrah Girl essay on BURN. by Magnum - D.H. Harvey

Gomorrah Girl essay on BURN. by Magnum

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Prizes

Gomorrah Girl Grand Prize Ceremony at Gestalten Space in Berlin

Photography Book Now 2011

Gestalten Hosts an Evening with Blurb
Date: November 18, 2011
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Language: English
Gestalten is excited to host an evening with Blurb on November 18 to celebrate …

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Bookstores

Gomorrah Girl, 4th in Weekly Bestsellers on Photo-Eye and Amazon

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Exhibition

FOTODOKS UNGLAUBLICH- INCREDIBILE

Collective Exhibition
Münchner STADTMUSEUM, Munich, Germany
Opening Oct 12 2011 6.30pm
Oct 13 - Nov 13 2011
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Gomorrah Girl Booksigning at LE BAL Museum Paris

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Gomorrah Girl WINNER of the GRAND PRIZE PBN 2011 Photography Book Now

Thanks to HP, Blurb and the jury, led by Darius Himes (Assistant Director, Fraenkel Gallery Co-Founder, Radius Books), Gerry Badger (Historian and Photographer), Chris Boot (Executive Director, Aperture Foundation), Matt Eich (Photographer, LUCEO), Larry Fink (Photographer), Claudia Hinterseer …

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Event

PPAC Book Fair to launch Gomorrah Girl third edition, March 29

Few days off to Europe.

Meanwhile, save the date and see you in Philly with this wonderful artists talks/presentation list at PPAC, lots of friends, sad to see each other mostly during book fairs but maybe that’s what books are made for.

Gomorrah Girl Twin Palms american (third) edition on …

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Valerio Spada is now represented worldwide by Supervision NYC

Valerio Spada is now represented worlwide by Supervision Agency in New York,

Supervision

39 Walker Street
Suite #4R
New York NY 10013
+1 212 858 0740
agency@supervision-nyc.com

Italy rep:

Sudest57 Agency will remain the main reference for any italian inquiries:

Via R. Boscovich, …

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Review

Newsweek and The Daily Beast Picture Dept on Valerio Spada first USA solo exhibition at PPAC

By Newsweek & The Daily Beast Photo Editors, a review on Valerio Spada Gomorrah Girl first solo USA exhibition at Phila Photo Arts Center. 10 images selected by Newsweek from Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada on PictureDept.

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Review

This is going to piss some people off... by Alec Soth

This is a funny and pleasant article by Alec Soth about ages of photographers, birthdays, influential works and life, I'm in it and I'm in great company! Thank you Alec!

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This is going to piss some people off…

Posted in Age by LBM on December 29, 2011

Following up on my post on …

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Artissima, Dz-Bank, The Others Fair, Paris Photo...

A bunch of good news, are all european cities alike?

Selected works from Gomorrah Girl series and Sicily upcoming book will be at Artissima Fair in Turin, Italy, November 8-10 2013, Sudest 57 Gallery.

Artists list here

If you happen to be in Turin in the very same days, The Others Fair, …

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Prizes

Valerio Spada is the recipient of the Artist-in-Residence program for September/October 2012 at Light Work, Syracuse University, USA

Valerio Spada is the recipient of the Artist-in-Residence program for September/October at Light Work at Syracuse Universty, USA.
From September the 16th to October the 16th Valerio Spada will work on a part of his next project during his residency at Light Work.

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Exhibition

Valerio Spada - Gomorrah Girl solo exhibition at PPAC Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 13 September - 25 November 2012

Announcing Valerio Spada - Gomorrah Girl solo exhibition at PPAC Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA, Usa from 13 September to 25 November 2012.

Opening 13 September

1400 N. American Street #103 Philadelphia, PA

http://www.philaphotoarts.org/

PPAC Link

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Interview

The Photobook Review - Aperture - Syb and Jeffrey Ladd on Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada

Jeffrey Ladd interviews Syb on book design, Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada, Flamboya by Viviane Sassen and Macedonia by Cuny Janssen.

Buy Issue #1 digital edition on Aperture website:

here

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Prizes

Gomorrah Girl 4 Nominations in The Best Books of 2011 by Photo Eye

‎"The best self published book so far in this time of so many attempts." (John Gossage).
Thanks to Mr. John Gossage, Mr. Gerry Badger, Mr. Horacio Fernandez, and Mr. Darius Himes for this wonderful gift. Gomorrah Girl had 4 nominations in The Best Books 2011 list by Photo Eye.

Photo Eye …

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Review

Gomorrah Girl Exhibition Review NRC

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Bocage Adv A/W '11

Bocage Campaign A/W '11
Agency: Les Ateliers Devarrieux
Photo: Valerio Spada
Styling: Rossana Passalacqua
Model: Maja/IMG

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Event

"Gomorrah Girl" at ARTVERONA 2011

Oct 6-10 2011
Marco Canepa Gallery will display 2 pictures 66x80 cm "Brother and sister kissing" and "Girl from Secondigliano #2"
from October the 6th to October the 10th.

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Exhibition

FOTOGRAFIA - Festival Internazionale di Roma

Museum MACRO
Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma
Rome, Italy
Collective Exhibition
"Gomorrah Girl" Winner of 2011 edition
screened at Museum MACRO
Sept 23 - Oct 23 2011
listed on the catalog FOTOGRAFIA X

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Review

Gomorrah Girl on 5B4 Photography

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Review

TIME Special Preview: A guide to Best Spring/Summer Photo Books 2014

TIME Special Preview: A Guide to the Best Spring/Summer Photo Books

LightBox presents a special preview of the season's best photography books, including Valerio Spada's Gomorrah Girl, published by Twin Palms.
Spada dissects the severe social damage caused by the pervasive presence of the Mafia …

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Prizes

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger on Valerio Spada's Gomorrah Girl in The Photobook: A History Volume III

The Camorra is the Neapolitan Mafia, whose name was transliterated to Gomorrah for the well-known 2008 film by Matteo Garrone, and also for Valerio Spada’s book about the decaying neighbourhood of Scampia in Naples. Gomorrah Girl is a two-part, multi-level book, firstly about a crime and then …

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Interview

"Io sono il niente". Intervista a Valerio Spada per il Sole24Ore Arte

Sembra quasi di sentire il dolore e la felicità attaccati alle ossa di queste giovani vite. Adolescenti dal volto inquieto, i corpi immersi nell'acquitrino delle Vele di Scampia, le loro anime aggrappate in solitudine al televisore del mezzogiorno, e a Maria De Filippi; il grido lontano di una …

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Prizes

Valerio Spada awarded with the Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts Photography 2013

JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Eighty-ninth annual competition for the United States and Canada

Edward Hirsch, president of the Foundation, is enthusiastic about the Fellows in the class of 2013: "It's exciting to name 175 new Guggneheim Fellows. These artists, writers, scholars, …

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Prizes

"This is a book that I can really learn something from." Jim Goldberg on Gomorrah Girl 2nd Edition

Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada 2 nominations as Best Book of the Year at Photo Book Award 2012.

"I am struggling with this one, since has been numerous very strong book this year... But I keep coming back to this one, GOMORRAH GIRL, by Valerio Spada. It gets my vote. This is a book that I can …

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Prizes

Gomorrah Girl in TOP 20 Best Books of 2011 by Alec Soth LBM and in the TOP 10 by Le Monde

Top 20 Photobooks of 2011 by Alec Soth
Posted in lists by LBM on December 12, 2011
While reviewing my favorite photobooks of the year, I noticed that numerous selections could be classified as crime stories. So in creating this year’s list, I thought it would be an entertaining exercise to …

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Lightwork Annual 2013 Valerio Spada by Marc Prust

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Event

VSW 2012, Rochester, Ny. Valerio Spada on Gomorrah Girl

VSW Photo-Bookworks Symposium
June 28-June 30, 2012

4pm Valerio Spada on his book Gomorrah Girl

5pm Book signing Gomorrah Girl 2nd Edition

For the 2012 Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Visual Studies Workshop has invited national and international artists, critics, curators, and publishers to …

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Prizes

Jim Goldberg and Kummer & Herrman nominated Gomorrah Girl to be the best, most beautiful and most interesting book of 2011 at Fotobook Festival 2012

Gomorrah Girl has been nominated 2 times as Best Book of the Year by Jim Goldberg and Kummer & Herrman for the Photobook Festival at Le Bal, and will be exhibited at Le Bal Museum from April the 20th to the 22nd 2012.


International Photobook Award 2012

The festival 2012 presents the best …

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Review Bookstores

Gomorrah Girl 2nd edition "The Letter" as Curated Selection in Photo Eye Bookstore

TODAY'S CURATED SELECTION - SIGNED COPIES ARRIVING SOON
Gomorrah Girl
Photogarphs by Valerio Spada.
Cross Editions, 2011. 40 pp., illustrated throughout, 8x11"
"A teenage girl is accidentally killed by mafia violence in the town of Naples. Spada, an Italian photographer working in the area, …

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Gomorrah Girl in the Permanent Collection of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

We are happy to announce that Gomorrah Girl is now in the Permanent Collection of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, NY and in the International Center of Photography library permanent collection.

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Event

Gomorrah Girl 2nd Edition "The letter" booksigning at LE BAL Paris

LE BAL - Paris
- Vendredi 11 à 18H: Signature de la deuxième édition de 'Gomorrah Girl' avec Valerio Spada.

Info

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Lecture at PARSONS School of Art in Paris Oct. the 20th 2011

Lecture at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design on self publishing on October the 20th 2011 11h.

14 rue Letellier
75015 Paris France

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Event

VALERIO SPADA "Gomorrah Girl: A Tale of Self-publishing."

Temple University/Tyler School of Art
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19122
Auditorium * lower level B04
1pm. September 26 2011
free to the public

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Event

Gomorrah Girl Grand Prize PBN 2011 Party at Aperture Foundation

New York, New York

Photography Book Now Party
Presented by Blurb

Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:00–10:00 pm

FREE but RSVP required


Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
545 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Join Blurb for their annual Photography Book Now …

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Event

Gomorrah Girl - "MAFIA/S" expostion collective in Sete, France - ImageSingulieres 2011

ImageSingulières 2011 - Rendez-Vous Photographique

Sète, Languedoc-Roussillon until June the 19th 2011

Les Chais Des Moulins - Exposition collective / MAFIA(S)

Gomorrah Girl book at the exposition collective MAFIA(S) by ImageSingulières Festival by Christian Caujolle with amazing works …

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Valerio Spada book signing Gomorrah Girl Twin Palms edition at Paris Photo LA, Paramount Studios, 2-3pm April 26th, 2014

Valerio Spada will sign copies of Gomorrah Girl 3rd edition by Twin Palms Publishers at Paris Photo Los Angeles @ Paramount Studios, ARTBOOK Showroom D.A.P. on Saturday, April 26th 2-3pm, stand C6.


Book signings List

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Event Bookstores

Gomorrah Girl in the 10 selected books by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger from their Photobook A History Volume III book launch at Le Bal in Paris

For the release of the The Photobook: A History (Vol. 3), Le BAL in Paris organized a discussion with the authors, Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, who presented a selection of ten photobooks featured in their history. [...]

The two following publications are found in the chapter on “Modern …

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Gomorrah Girl by Twin Palms Publishers is now available for pre-orders

ABOUT TWIN PALMS

For more than thirty years we have been producing some of the most beautiful photography and art books available. Recently, we have published monographs by William Eggleston, Lise Sarfati, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Anthony Goicolea, and Jeff Burton. We have also published first …

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Gomorrah Girl on TIME Magazine

By Paul Moakley

Best in Show: Valerio Spada’s Book Gomorrah Girl

“This is a moving book of photographs and documents that one wants to return to repeatedly,” says Himes, describing what made the book a winner.

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Bookstores

MoMA/PS1 Nyc, signed copies Gomorrah Girl 2nd edition available now

Signed copies of Gomorrah Girl 2nd Edition now available at MoMA/PS1 Artbook Bookstore in Nyc.

ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 is the most vibrant source for cutting-edge contemporary art books on the East Coast. Refitted as of November 2006, the store now offers an even greater selection of contemporary art …

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Interview

Darius Himes on Gomorrah Girl



Interview with Valerio Spada, author of Gomorrah Girl
Grand Prize Winner, Photography Book Now

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Exhibition

Valerio Spada interview on TVE1 Spain, El Pais, El Mundo...

Interview for TVE1, Spain on Gomorrah Girl solo exhibition get the main title on portal RTVE one of the most followed in Spain.

La aventura del saber - interview by Jesus Alonso

Watch from minute 8:56 to 17:22 here

RTVE article interview

Full video interview on main TV News for TVE1:

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Event

Galleria Carla Sozzani // Gomorrah Girl Book Signing

Libreria Galleria Carla Sozzani // Gomorrah Girl Book Signing //
May the 17th 2012 - h19.-h.21
Corso Como, 10

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Interview

Valerio Spada - 8 pages interview on Fraulen Magazine, Germany

Valerio Spada - 8 pages interview on Fräulen Magazine, Germany


Fräulen Mag

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Interview

Interview and essay on Peanut Butter Thoughts by Sgh. Cheung

Interview by Sg. Cheung on Peanut Butter Thoughts:

A sentence about yourself and how you got here?
39. Born in Milan. Living between Italy and USA. I got here taking pictures.
What inspires you and what influences you creatively?
Everything I see.

Do you have a specific creative process?

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Interview

Glam.de Interview on Gomorrah Girl

Interview
Valerio Spada über sein Fotobuch Gomorrah Girl
von ELISA BILKO am 25.11.2011
Valerio Spada (39) ist Fotograf, Weltenbürger und Künstler. Nun hat sein erstes Buch Gommorah Girl den Blurb Photography Book Now 2011 Preis gewonnen. Das Buch ist Annalisa Durante gewidmet, die am 27. …

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Volkskrant cover in Culture section

Gomorrah Girl exhibition review in de Volkskrant newspaper, with cover in culture section.

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Gomorrah Girl First Solo Exhibition - organized by FOTODOK- at FLATLAND GALLERY, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gomorrah Girl - First Solo Exhibition in FLATLAND Gallery, Utrecht
October 27th - November 27th 2011
Opening: Wed the 26th October 18h-20h

FOTODOK presenteert het veel geprezen Gomorrah Girlvan Valerio Spada.
27 oktober t/m 27 november
Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht
Openingstijden: do-zo, …

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Prizes

Gomorrah Girl Winner at FOTOGRAFIA Festival Internazionale di Roma



International Festival of Rome is pleased to announce the selected projects for the 2011 Call for Entry. The international jury, composed by Leonie Hampton (photographer), Rob Hornstra (photographer) and Marco Delogu (photographer and artistic director of FOTOGRAFIA), has selected 15 projects …

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Review

Conscientious

On March 27th, Annalisa Durante, a fourteen year old teenager, was shot in the head during a Camorra related shoot-out. Two days later, she died from her wounds. Depending on where we live, we are used to these kinds of news. Murder just keeps happening. It becomes background noise, and it takes …

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