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Giovanna Petrocchi (b. 1988) is an italian photographer based in London. She graduated from the London College of Communication with a BA in Photography and she is currently studying for an MA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Recently, she has been selected as a winner in the LensCulture Emerging talent awards 2017.
By combining personal photographs with found imagery, hand-made collages with 3d processes, Giovanna creates imaginary landscapes inspired both by surrealist paintings and virtual realities. A recurrent feature of her work is the juxtaposition of futuristic and primordial scenarios and the combination of digital and traditional approaches. Giovanna's work speaks of her interest in archaeology, primordial nature and fictitious scenarios. Most of her research revolves around the idea of giving brand new connotation to remote objects or places that held a specific significance for the past cultures they belong to. Through her photographs she aims to build a visual language that put together the present obsession to the virtual with her attachment to the past. Inspired by the concept of museum displays and catalogues, Giovanna presents her own collection of artefacts in a time which is in-between the present and the past. The historical and the scientific are in this way overturned by subjective criteria.