Myriam Meloni (b. 1980 in Cagliari) is an italian photographer currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Originally trained as a lawyer at the University of Bologna, and specialized in criminology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she approaches to photography completing the three-years-course in Photographic Institute of Catalonia. After moving to Argentina, she specializes in documentary photography and she start to collaborate with national newspapers and international NGOs.
She has been focusing her work in social contemporary issue, with a very intimate approach, using everyday life of our society to discuss more generals thematics. Her first documentary work "Fragile", on crack abuse among adolescents in Argentina, has been recognized as cultural patrimony of the Argentinian Republic.
In 2010 she received the award for best portfolio in the 4th Biennial of Photography Documentary Tucumán and she is selected for the Transatlantic Photoespaña in Managua. In 2011 she was candidate for the Joop Swart Masterclass in the World Press Photo. In 2013 her work has received the Sony award in Arts & Culture , the Poy Latinoamerica for the “fiestas y religión”category, and the second prize in the Frecracker Grant for european women photographers, and was candidate for the Prix PICTET "Consumption".
In 2014, her work "Behind the Absence" receive the Sony Photography Award in the "Life style" category, the first prize in the International festival of Photography in Mexico based on "Childhood" theme, an Honorable Mention in "Premio Tabó" of Fotoleggendo Festival in Italy. The same work was finalist in the CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, and in the Manuel Rivera Ortiz for Documentary Photography.
She has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited internationally :
Solo Exhibition “Fragile”, Centro de Fotografia de Montevideo (CFM), Uruguay, November
Exhibition Collective, Nago-Torbole Photofestival, September, Nagore Torbole, Italy (upcoming)
Exhibition Collective, Galerie Galeri Huit , July , Arles, France
Digital presentation, "La nuit de l'année", July , Les Rencontre de Arles, Arles, France
Exhibition Collective, Liverpool SWPA Exhibition, June, Liverpool, UK
Exhibition Collective, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de
Hidalgo, May, DF, Mexico
Exhibition Collective, Somerset House, April, London, Uk.
Exhibition Collective, New Delhi PhotoFestival, India, October 2013.
Exhibition Collective, Encontros da imagem, September 2013, Braga,
Exhibition Collective: Paraty em Foco, September 2013, Paraty, Brasil.
Exhibition Collective: “The Limousine project”, Somerset House, April , London, Uk.
Solo Exhibition: “Fragile”, Fine Arts Museum, Tucumán, Argentina.
Exhibition Collective: ART BASEL 2012, Carousel Studios, Miami, USA.
Exhibition Collective: International Book Fair, Lima, Perú.
Solo Exhibition: “Fragile”, Parliament of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Exhibition Collective: Paraty em Foco, Party, Brasil.
Exhibition Collective: Palais des Glaces, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011 Exhibition Collective: “Peso y Levedad”, Photoespaña, Madrid, Spain.
Exhibition Collective: “Gli scatti della crisi”, officine Fotografiche, Roma, Italy.
Solo Exhibition “Fragile”, San Martin Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Exhibition Collective “Human rights”Manzana de las Luces, Buenos Aires,
2010 Exhibition Collective “Mi barrio”, Sevilla PhotoFestival, Sevilla, Spain.
Exhibition Grant “Menotrentuno”, Su Palatu, Villanova Monteleone, Italy.
2009 Exhibition Collective,”Gli spazi vuoti” Galeria Forma, Milan, Italy.