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Marta Giaccone

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Marta Giaccone

Marta Giaccone

Biography


Marta Giaccone studied English and Hispanic American Literatures at the University of Milan (BA Hons), Italy, followed by an MA in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, Newport, in 2014. She had several internship positions with Magnum photograhers (Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Alessandra Sanguinetti) as well as at Magnum Photos in New York in 2008 and 2011. Her work is represented by the photographic agency Anzenberger, Vienna. 

 

Portfolio Be Still, My Heart

This is a documentary project about teenage mothers in the south of Wales. Britain has one of Europe's highest rates of teenage pregnancies and in the eyes of society this is still seen as a shame. I was interested to meet young girls and help them tell their stories through photos and interviews. From as early as 16 years old they are very brave mothers who fight to defend their dignity with a humbling maturity. Meeting them has given me a very positive insight into this "issue", seemingly perceived as such by everyone save the girls themselves. They are all proud mothers who have generally experienced domestic hardships but nonetheless decided to go through with their pregnancies, even though nearly always advised not to, and who now consider their children their saving grace.

Publications

Publications: 

2014, Blog Weekly, China
2013, Rough Magazine, Italy
2013, NO15 Mag, VOL.V, Winter 2013
2012, Sweekly China, Summer 2012
2012, NO15 Mag, VOL.IV, Summer 2012
2012, NO15 Mag, VOL.III, Spring 2012
2012, NO15 Mag, VOL.II, Winter 2012