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Viviana Peretti, Italy

2014 Sony World Photography Awards - Winner, Arts & Culture, Professional Competition


Viviana Peretti is an Italian freelance photographer based in Bogota, Colombia. In 2000, after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Rome, she moved to Colombia where she completed an MA in Journalism and spent years working as a freelancer. In 2010, she graduated in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the International Center of Photography (ICP).
Viviana has received fellowships and awards from the ICP, the Joannie M. Chen Fund in New York, CNN, the Fondation Bruni-Sarkozy in France, FotoVisura, Sony, the World Photography Organization in London, the Moscow International Foto Awards, and the Colombian Ministry of Culture, among others.

In 2010, she has been selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop in New York. In 2013-2014, Viviana has been an Artist-in-Residence at L’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP) in Arles, France. In 2014, she has been elected Photographer of the Year in the SWPA Arts & Culture category, has won the American Photography 30 in the US, and her work has been selected at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in London. In 2015, Viviana has been a Camargo Foundation Fellow in France. In 2017, she has been a Bogliasco Foundation Fellow in Italy.

Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Rita K. Hillman Gallery in New York, the Kkien Atelier in Milan, the Museum of Art and Culture in Bogota, the MACRO Museum in Rome, and the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía in Mexico City, among others.

Viviana’s photographs have been published by several international media outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, BBC, CNN, New York Magazine, El Mundo, Vice, and Le Journal de la Photographie.