Alessia Gammarota is an Italian photographer with a Fine Art degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and a Photography degree from the European Institute of Design in Rome.
After spending almost a decade documenting the major fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan for the leading production agencies in the field, she made the move to documentary photography.
She is focussed on long-term projects which explore the concept of identity through the connection between places, bodies and dress: from the colourful hijabs in Indonesia expression of cosmopolitan young generations to the identity loss due to the ongoing gentrification and social cleansing of London.
She believes in plurality of voices and conceives her stories through a multidisciplinary approach, which involved collaborations with artists, architects, anthropologists and other professionals from different fields.
Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Guardian, Marie Claire, Elle, Vanity Fair, Vogue.
2023 Fight4Aylesbury, The Aylesbury Estate, London, UK
2021 Bits and Pieces, Odds and Sods, Thames Estuary Festival 2021, Thamesmead Town Centre, London, UK
2020 Contemporary Muslim Fashions, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, USA
2019 Countless Cities Biennial, FARM Cultural Park, Favara, Italy
2019 Contemporary Muslim Fashions, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, DE
2018 Contemporary Muslim Fashions, FAMSF de Young, San Francisco, USA
2017 Architects for Social Housing, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience, edited by Paul Sng, Policy Press
Modestly, Dina Torkia, Ebury Press
Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures, Reina Lewis, Duke University Press
Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America, Emma Tarlo, Annelies Moors, Bloomsbury