Sara Marinangeli (born 1993 in Macerata, Italy) is a photographer and video-artist, based in London. In 2016she obtained her BA with Honours in Fine Art, in Florence, after taking part in the Erasmus + project in FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. In 2019 Sara graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Art, MA Photography.
Recurring themes of Sara's work are memories (personal and collective), time, and loss. Indelible marks that are part of everybody's life.
In her practice, she combines portraits, landscapes, still-life photography, and moving image. Her body of work is indissolubly connected to the analogue method. Films give her the chance to mark and emphasize the connection between the handcraft and time passing.
The darkroom practice is a significant part of her body of work. The picture doesn't ever end with the click and the opening-closing of the shutter. It develops within time and space. She learned to accept the mistakes as part of the work itself, considering the image as a unique piece, sometimes unrepeatable and even more valuable for this reason.
Sara is continuously experimenting with the process, from the printmaking to photographic and video materials. Through her practice, she intends to give a new life to processes, moments, people or feeling that are part of our past and remain present through images.
Selected for the SW Darkroom Residency Award and TheLabyrinth Lab / RCA Award 2019. Currently part of London Creative Network. Her work has been shown in Italy, England, America, and the Czech Republic.
September 2017/2019-Royal College of Art, MA Photography. Dissertation-Distinction
2015-2016 Erasmus + at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague
2012-2016 BA with Honours in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts and Printmaking Accademia di Belle Arti in Firenze.
February 2017 Photographic Workshop with the Italian photo reporter: Francesco Cito.
18/21-01-2021 Lift-Off, Online Film Festival, Organised by Pinewood Studio
07/29-02-2020 Visual Storytelling, The Southwest collective in collaboration with Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius StTorquayDevonTQ2 5NZ
19/23- 02-2020 Cluster Photography and Prints, Ugly Duck, London SE13 LP
07-12-2019/01-2020 Living Image, The Halide Project, Philadelphia PA. The Halide / 26- Project’s fourth annual juried showcase of contemporary analog photography.
28-06/07-2019 RCA Degree Show, Photography Department, London, 1 HESTER RD, RCA DYSON BUILDING Battersea
04-07-2019 Introiezione/Proiezione, La ricerca del Sé, Studio38,Contemporary Art Gallery, Pistoia, Corso G. Amendola 38E04-
04-2019 REMAINS, Screening night at Tolli's, Kentish town, London.
22/29-09-2018 Al femminile, Festival Circostanza #2, Ex-Leopoldine Space, Piazza Tasso, Florence. Festival organized by Galleria Cartavetra and Rivista d'arte Stanza 251.
02/08-07-2018 Cosmos, Family of No Man, Arles. Cosmos Books, Arles Rencontrede la photographie
11-2016 / 01-2017 Exhibition in Broumov Monastery organized by the Department of Photography of FAMU Academy.
02/06- 2016 Prague and its beauty, Galleria delCentro Ceco, invia GB Morgagni 20 a Milano, realized by FAMU, Department of photography.
2015/2016 StARTpoint, Florence exhibition organized by the Accademia di Belle Arti.
September 2018-Present Freelance Photographer, Video, Photography,Processing, developing, scanning still images and moving image • currently working for On8mil Analogue Image.
January-June 2017 Assistant in a Photography Archive, Fototeca di Altidona, Fermo, Italy Organized the archive, especially Mario Dondero’s films and prints; digitalized and scanned the photo materials; helping on the set up new exhibitions.
January-May 2015 Trainee for the visual artist Stefano Fake, Fake Factory, Firenze, Italy,Worked on the Adobe Suite to realize and immersive video experience “Rinascimento VideoExperience”; and “African tribes” for La Pergola Museum in Florence.
May-July 2014 Trainee in the production field of “Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite” film directed by M. Pontecorvo, Panorama Films, Roma, Italy,Office work; organized the timetable for part of the troupe; runner for the set.
17-10-20 Generazioni photographic book presented in Museo del Territorio in Cormòns (GO), Italy, as part of the Trieste Photo Days festival.
02-06-20 DezeenonlineMagazine_ Freyja's Sewell work photography by Sara Marinangeli Link here
09-07-2019 Vogue Italia,websiteRCA Photography 2019