Elena Perlino (b.1972) is an Italian photographer based in Paris. Her work focused on migrations, human trafficking and gender issues. 

Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, the Open Society Foundations, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, lettera27, Le Septembre de la Photographie, Photo Gaspésie and the Institute of Italian Culture of Montréal supported her work.

Over the years she published the books ‘Pipeline’ (Schilt Publishing, 2014), ‘Maktoub’ (Cibele Edizioni, 2017) and ‘Paris Goutte d’Or’ (Éditions Loco, 2018).

Her images have been included in various exhibitions: Visa pour l’image, Perpignan; l'Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris; Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montréal, Canada; the Lawndale Art Center, Texas and the Centre for photography Objectifs, Singapore.

For all inquiries: elena.perlino@gmail.com

© Elena Perlino 2018

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

2017                      Institut Italien de Culture de Montréal, Canada - Grant

2016                      Open Society Foundations - Grant

2015                      CNAP - Centre national des arts plastiques - Grant

2015                      Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie - Grant

2015                      Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund - Grant

2014                       FSIH - Fonds de Soutien aux Initiatives des Habitants, Paris - Grant

2013                       Open Society Foundations - Grant

2013                       Prix Portfolio ANI - Vendôme, France - Award

2013                       Magnum Emergency Fund - Nominee

2011                        Magnum Emergency Fund - Nominee

2006                      Septembre de la photographie, Lyon - Grant

2005                      PhotoEspaña, Descubrimientos – Finalist

2000                      Camel Trophy International/ Yes Magazine – Award

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Indian Time Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal - Montréal, Canada

Indian Time - Gaspeg, Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie

2017      

Microcosme - FGO Barbara - Paris, France

2016             

Pipeline - Maison culture Frontenac - Montreal, Canada

Women in photography - Objectifs Centre - Singapore

Microcosme - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Paris, France

2015              

Pipeline - Château Musée Vodou - Strasbourg, France

Pipeline - Rencontres Internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie - Canada

Pipeline - Cortona on the Move, International Photography Festival - Cortona, Italy

Microcosme - Institut des Cultures d’Islam - Paris, France

Pipeline - Arvis, Associazione Arti Visive - Palermo, Italy

2014

Pipeline - Pan, Palazzo Arti Napoli - Italy

Pipeline - Visa pour l’image - Perpignan, France

Pipeline - Promenades photographiques - Vendôme, France

2013

Photissima, Turin, Italy

2012

Pipeline - Italian Institute of Culture, Marseille, France

2011

Ivrea Foto Festival - Ivrea, Italy

2010

 Il futuro del mondo passa da qui - Amantes Gallery, Turin, Italy

Reflexions Masterclass - Marie du IVeme arr. Mois de la Photo, Paris, France

2009

Circolo degli Artisti - Palazzo Graneri della Roccia, Turin, Italy

Dimensione massima 10x12cm - Festival Internazionale di Roma - Roma, Italy

2008

Eros e Thanatos - Palazzina Santa Maria, Porto Antico - Genoa, Italy

2007

Never been to Houston, Lawndale Art Center - Houston, Texas, Usa

Reflexions - Archivio Parisio - Naples, Italy

2006

La région Humaine, Septembre de la photographie, Le Rectangle - Lyon, France

L`Afrique en face, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie - Arles, France

The Photographers - Milan, Italy

2005

Ecuador-Genova, Piccolo Teatro del Mare - Genoa, Italy

Reflexions, Rencontres photographiques en Sud Gironde - Bordeaux, France

Steam, Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce - Genoa, Italy

Ciudad, Descubrimientos, PhotoEspaña - Madrid, Spain

Trancity, Mache` Gallery - Turin, Italy

2004

Passo Blu Gallery - Genoa, Italy

Epidèmia, Turin University - Turin, Italy

Nuova figurazione - Master Olofsgarden - Stockholm, Sweden

2003

Dopo Atene 2003, XI Biennale degli Artisti del Mediterraneo - Turin, Italy

Sedminca Italijanske Kulture - Banja Luka, Bosnia 

 

 

BOOKS/CATALOGUES

Paris Goutte d’Or, Loco Éditions, 2018

Maktoub. Islam in Italy, Cibele Edizioni, 2017

Pipeline. Nigerian trafficking to Italy, Schilt Publishing, 2014

Cortona on the move, Scalpendi Editore, Milano, 2015

Reflexions Masterclass photographies 2002-2012, Actes Sud, Arles, 2012

Il futuro del mondo passa da qui, Scritturapura Edizioni, Asti, 2011

La region humaine/ Des corps dans la ville, Filigranes Editions, 2006

 

  

SELECTED PRESS

Newsweek Japan (Japan), Time (USA), Internazionale (Italy), Daily Mail (UK), Polka (France),

Afrique Magazine (France), Causette (France), Feature Shoot (USA), Die Zeit (Germany),

Fisheye (France), Io Donna - Italy, D di Repubblica - Italy, Domus, Elle (Italy), Max  (Italy),

GQ (Italy), Glamour (Italy), Specchio (Italy), Anna (Italy), Rockstar (Italy), Burn Magazine (USA),

Tauchsport (Austria), Gioia (Italy), Darwin (UK), The eye of photography, Vocativ (USA), Esse (Canada),

La fabrique culturelle (Canada), Le Devoir (Canada).