Marco Simola, Lima Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Marco Simola
Birthday: 30.5.1965 City of birth: Firenze City where I live: Lima
I'm Italian, I was born in Florence and actually live in Lima, Perù. I got my first Nikkormat FTN when I was 15. I never did artistic studies, but I was the assistant and good friend of a great photographer, Bruno Garetto, from the age of 15 to 22. He teach me all I need about photography.
Expo and publication My works were exposed in many galleries in Italy and in some virtual galleries in Internet. 2009 November. I was selected among the campaign’s 50 best photographs! of the Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign organized by UNDP 2009 November. FOTOCACERES. Opticas Iberoamericanas. Badajoz, España. 2009 November. Witness Journall publish reportage about the work of Bola Roja Doctors in Peru. 2009 November. www.phe.es/blogsandisk/ public 18 photos of serie "Metro". 2009 november. Demotix webpage publish my reportage about "The Day of dead" in their Homepage. 2009 november. I was invited to participate to UNICEF Photo of the Year 2009 Award 2009 October. Italian Magazine "LATITUDES" publish a large reportage about Lord of Miracle Procession in Lima, Peru 2009 October. "NOCHE DE ARTE" exposure in Lima, Peru. 2009 October. “ART FEST” Opening party with 80 Artists. Lima Peru 2009 October. FOTOCACERES. Opticas Iberoamericanas. Caceres, España. 2009 August. Que Pasa Magazine of Chile published an article titled “La revancha de los ejecutivos peruanos” containing my photographs. 2009 July. Frame Lines Australian On Line Magazine publish 10 photo of the serie Landscapes 2009 June. Napoli (Italy) "VENTIPERVENTI" - terza edizione – 2009. Lineadarte - Officina Creativa 2009 May. BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES Exhibition in 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, Covent Garden, London. 2009 March. BE BOHEME Exhibition in Asia Beach, Lima Peru, together with other 9 peruvian photographs. 2008 October. "NOCHE DE ARTE" art exposure in Lima, Peru. 2008 July. I've won the Web Community Award in the International Fahrenheit Photo Competition sponsored by Christian Dior Paris. 2008 July. "SIPOPSIS" Exhibition, Coco de Mar Gallery, Lima, Peru. 2006 November. Spazio 10 gallery in Ivrea (Italy). Solo exposition of "Metro".
More Info 2009 April. I publish my first photographic book, Metro. About the subway of the Italian city of Milan (http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/658466). 2008 November. I got the possibility to participate, in Lima, to a very interesting two days workshop with Spanish photographer JUAN MANUEL CASTRO PRIETO. 2006 April. I got a one day workshop in Milan with American photographer STANLEY GREEN.
As a free-lance my photographs have appeared in many European on-line and written magazines such as Plen Air (Italy), Que Pasa (Chile), Religioscope (Swiss), Manzarock (Peru), Private Photo Review, Il Mondo, RevolutionArt, Latitudes, Asociacion Fotografica Manises (Spain), Zapping Peru, ZoneZero.com, Frame Lines, Demotix.com, Nuestramirada.org, Witness Journal (Italy), Platefor Mag (France) etc. I’m collaborating with: • http://www.latinphoto.org • http://www.photographersdirect.com/ • http://www.doctoresbolaroja.com/index.html