About SooS

Bio

SooS Chronicles is an Italian collective of documentary photographers founded by Filippo Bardazzi and Laura Chiaroni, which focuses on the relationship between man and environment, with a peculiar interest in all those changes involving past and present.

They first merged their different experiences – Laura graduated in Photography at L.A.B.A. (Libera Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence) and Filippo is a journalist graduated in Philosophy – in 2011 thanks to a collaboration with Archivio Fotografico Toscano for the conservation and valorization of historical photographic collections.

Standing Still (2013) was their first long term project: a photographic survey of the American West and its representation in contemporary iconography, while The Great Illusion (2015), documented the early explorations of unconventional gas in Europe.

Their images have been published both on Italian and international magazines (D – La Repubblica, La Stampa, Gente, Newsweek Japan, The Financial Times) and have been shortlisted and awarded in several photographic festivals worldwide (FoFu Phot’Art – Fucecchio, Premio Marco Pesaresi, Rovinj Photodays, Atkins CIWEM – London, Photo Kathmandu, Athens Photo Festival).

They are currently at work with the Russian minority of Estonia and with the local community of Mugello area for their new documentary projects.

Age 32
Nationality Italian
Based in Italy
Languages spoken English, French, German, Italian

Other Networks

Current Location: Italy

Awards

2015

  • Rovinj Photodays - 2nd Place Documentary
  • Photo Kathmandu - Official Selection
  • Premio Marco Pesaresi - Shortlisted
  • Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year - Shortlisted
  • Athens Photo Festival - Shortlisted

2013

  • FoFu Phot'Art
  • Counter Balance EIB Award

Exhibitions