Simone Donati

Simone Donati (1977) was born in Florence where he lives and works. He is one of the founders of TerraProject collective which has been working on social, political and environmental issues in Italy and abroad since 2006.
His photography mainly talks about the Italian territory, with long-term projects where slowness and depth are the basis, together with a documentary approach. His research is characterized by the study of the landscape and its relationship with people.
In his practice he experiences images as an operation of awareness and memory, with the photographer's identity clearly emerging from the modality of his work; in his case, in the proposal of a slowdown, of a quiet and listening approach, not aligned with the speed of todays' contemporary image making.

"Varco Appenino", 2021, Witty Books
"Hotel Immagine", 2015, Self-published

ICCD - Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, Roma

PUBLICATIONS (selection)
Internazionale, Io Donna, La Repubblica, L'Espresso, Le Monde Magazine, Newsweek Japan, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Sette, Vanity Fair.

EXHIBITIONS (selection)
Cortona on the Move; MAST Bologna; DOCfield, Barcelona; Complesso del Vittoriano, Roma; SiFest, Savignano sul Rubicone (FC); Backlight festival, Tampere, Finland.

Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Firenze; Linea School, Lecce; LABA, Firenze; Accademia Italiana, Firenze.

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Selected works