Ottavia (b.1992) is an Italian documentary photographer focused on Human Rights, Environment and Public Health related issues.
Born and raised in the Principality of Monaco, a 2km square sovereign-state also known as the second smallest country in the world, Ottavia developed a deep interest in traveling and documenting the world. In 2014, Ottavia graduated from Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris. In 2016, she completed the Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice and from the International Center of Photography, in New York.
Ottavia's work is focused on documenting stories related to Human Rights and the Environment. For two years, she lived and traveled around Asia working for several media outlets covering news in Nepal, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, China, amongst others. Her work has been published in Vogue, WWF, Buzzfeed, etc, and exhibited internationally, including in New York and Paris.
She is represented by the Italian photography agency LUZ.
EXHIBITIONS State of World at Espace Beaurepaire, France, 2019
Another kind of Paradise at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, USA 2016
Group Exhibition, Spéos Gallery, July 2014
Group Exhibition, Magnum Photos Paris Agency, July 2014
Winner in Press/Feature story category, "#WebcamModeling" Prix de la Photographie 2020 Winner in Press/Feature story category, "Munegascu" Prix de la Photographie 2019
Honorable mention in Book category, "One in Three" Prix de la Photographie 2018
Finalist in Wildlife category, Sipa International Photography Awards, 2015
Spéos Photographic Institute, 2014.
Magnum Photos Workshop, 2014.
National Geographic Photography Expedition Workshop, 2014.
Eyes In Progress, 2015.
International Center of Photography, 2016
Eddie Adams Workshop, 2016.
LANGUAGES Native: Italian, French Fluent: English, Spanish Intermediate: Mandarin (HSK4)