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TEDxRovigo Emotional Speech

In the boundless landscape of the soul, there are beautiful creatures who are nothing else but ourselves. “ Fantasy is a place to heal all diseases, a place where the soul is regenerated every day to make us a better person” TEDxRovigo: When dreams come true I was talking with my producer a month ago of my future plans and the list of things to do. I...

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TEDx Rovigo Monica Silva Motivational Speaker

“The vast horizons generate complex ideas, small horizons restricted ideas” Victor Hugo Countdown: -13 days to TEDx of Rovigo where I’ll be involved. I’m excited, radiant and happy but I have also a lot of anxiety. TED is one of those platforms that provokes me strong emotions in several senses. Be on a TED stage is a big responsibility because what one presents to their...

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Lux Et Filum in Reda1865 collection

Today I was in Biella. I officially handed over two Lux Et Filum images to the collection of REDA fine fabrics company, sponsors initially to the whole project. A great thrill because being supported by a company like Reda and then to find my images alongside other great artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Paolo Pellegrin, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Alex Majoli, and many...

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EICMA WORLD CAMPAIGN 2016

“With an indomitable spirit, wind in my face, boundless freedom, I let myself be carried away. No barriers, thoughts ranging free while everything flows around me: flavors, scents, colors and sounds take shape in this rousing dance that is life. The only accomplice of this eternal adventure, it’s ‘her’, my motorbike.” Monica Silva In EICMA it feels and smells like freedom, people huddle at each other...

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EICMA and Monica Silva backstage

THIS POST IS AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN IN THIS LINK: FACEBOOK MONICASILVA I have always stated that love for your own work, the belief in yourself, always pays in the long run. 2015 was a poor year for work, not because I wasn’t called for assignments, but because there is a general tendency for poor budgets to do professional shooting at the expense of quality. I...

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COMUNITÀ NUOVA ONLUS BARRHOUSE CHRISTIE’S PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION

“A noi ci frega lo sguardo” CHARITY AUCTION: The event is at it’s third cherity auction edition. Once again 46 wonderful photographers have donated their work to help to raise funds for the children. I donate a black and white picture of the movie director Paolo Sorrentino, signed and numbered in a limited edition. The auction will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30pm...

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Monica Silva Nikon Live Roma

“Beauty is nothing else then the unveiling of a fallen darkness and the light that  comes out of it.” Alda Merini It is a pleasure to announce that I we will be on the stages of Nikon Live with ‘Portrait unveiled’ in the Rome edition on November 7, 2015 at the auditorium Massimo from 4pm to 5pm. The talk will be guided by  Denis Curti and Raffaella Ferrari. Click the link...

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GET INSPIRED: BIENNALE D’ARTE 2015 VENEZIA

This article I wrote to the brazilian art & fashion website Get Inspired and it’s in portuguese. In the end of this article please find some links and references. Biennale International Art “All the World’s Future” by Okwui Enwezor Giardini-Arsenale, Venice  May 9> November 22, 2015 “It is the place of dialectical images “ Walter Benjamin. The Biennale is 120 years old and gets bigger increasingly...

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Universiday an event by Corriere della Sera

It’s been quite a few months Corriere della Sera together with many milanese universities have been doing lots of venues, Talks  and contests for the university students in Milan.  Tomorrow A great finish in music. Saturday 13 June from 4:00pm  the Universiday heat happens at Estathé Market Street Sound, Via Lombroso 54.  An event that brings together the love for  music, food culture and desire for fun at 360...

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Mia Milan Image Fair 2015 Still Fotografia

MIA 2015 – Still Photography Gallery – BANANAGOLDEN – Reflections on the day after Many people have asked me why the choice to showcase at MIA Fair a work that looks very different from my usual. First of all this  choice was done by Denis Curti who I believe to  be influential and able to identify if a project is worth or not to be shown and actually it was not...

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Lux Et Filum Monica Silva Istituto di Cultura Italiano Sao Paulo

“LUX ET FILUM – A CONTEMPORARY VISION OF CARAVAGGIO” ISTITUTO DI CULTURA ITALIANO SAO PAULO 17 March 17 April 2015. Avenida Higienòpolis, 436 It is said that leaving is also a bit to die …. in my case I would say it is also a bit to suffer. I have two homelands in the heart. Two countries that for different reasons gifted me a lot:...

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Best year 2015 Happy New Year!

That period of the year that I most love is here, not talking about the summer, of course, I am always a solar animal. So, I was saying I love now most, because it is about to begin a new year and my expectations are usually very high. I think about the news, the projects that I will accomplish, to the people I will meet,...

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Paolo Sorrentino wins the Oscar for the Great Beauty

The Great Beauty wins best foreign language film Oscar It’s now been two years since I have met and shot Paolo Sorrentino, a beautiful person, married to a great woman Daniela D’Antoni. As I always say, if it’s possible you gotta photograph people you admire and he is one of my favourites film directors ever.  A foolish creative mind I love wins the Oscar...

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Eaten well The seven rules to recognize the good kitchen

I have collaborated to this amazing project book by Roberta Schira, a woman I admire and am proud to have worked with. I took this picture among many others, thinking that even thou she writes books, she could have an image of impact and have the privilege to stand out from the crowd. The publisher chose for another shot for the back cover, a more simple one...

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Toni Servillo and Paolo Sorrentino winners at EFA Awards in Berlin

Toni Servillo and Paolo Sorrentino winners at EFA Awards in Berlin Almost two years ago I shot Paolo Sorrentino in his house for an editorial. He was one of those people I wrote down on my Moleskine to be photographed one day. It was not only a fascination for his works which for me are top class and a genius director, it was something...

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Christie’s Photography Auction on behalf of Comunità Nuova Onlus

Christie’s Photography Auction on behalf of Comunita Nuova Onlus October 22nd, 2013 Palazzo Clerici, Milan and opening exhibition at Frigoriferi Milanese, Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 7pm It’s a great pleasure to participate in a wonderful charity auction event by Christie’s on behalf of Comunità Nuova Onlus. Please read the press communication and the invittation to the auction and to the exhibition which will take...

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Inspirational visions Biennale Venezia

“I sat on the ground so as not to frighten it. I didn’t move…..” An occasional shot, an inspirational vision In a few days I’ll share one of the latests interview I have done for  ELVIS INSIDE, a project built to bring into light people of talent around the globe. Meanwhile, I just wanted to share this image I shot during my reportage coverage...

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Reda Precious Fabrics event Sao Paulo

REDA FASHION BUSINES EVENT IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL REDA, the italian  fashion fabric company will celebrate their offices in Brazil by organizing an exclusive event in Sao Paulo in the end of 2013. Reda asked Monica to create a special project to launch the company’s profile in Brazil, which will see her shooting throughout July. The project is a photo exhibition inspired on Caravaggio’s...

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Marco Nereo Rotelli at Palazzo Avino Ravello

THE ART OF MARCO NEREO ROTELLI AT PALAZZO AVINO, RAVELLO The artist Marco Nereo Rotelli will publish Monica Silva’s shots done  for his new catalogue/book from the art exhibition to be open in July at Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso).  A superb location in Ravello for the  magical works of this amazing italian painter and sculptor who works internationally with the most reknowned poets...

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Beautiful China Photo Exhibition in Milan

Beautiful China Photo exhibition on China with shots of Monica Silva. If you happen to be around downtown in Milan this week, along the way in Via Dante, you will see a photo exhibition on China with the pictures I shots  ​​some time ago in collaboration with the Chinese Office of Tourism and Nikon. Press Release: From the center of Milan to South China...

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See Me Artists wanted Vote and Visit

SEE. ME . VISIT . SUPPORT . VOTE I have decide to create a page in this site. Ii was amazing to find thousands of creative minds sharing all together. In the following links you can vote for me and you ca visit my profile and give me your support. It’s a challenge, a way to get visibility for one’s dream come true. SEE.ME: Our...

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Photoshow 2013 Nikon Italia

Photoshow 2013 – Stand Nikon Italia – Nital I am a lucky one because I have the credit of the most important professional photography brands existing today and if I come to think how it all started it would take some days to recollect all the most amazing events since I started in the photography business. Photoshow 2013, one week is already gone and...

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Photoshow Nikon Italia

It’s a difficult year in many aspects, but we should never break down. It’s in these moments that one should gather all his strength and fight to keep things going, to make a better life. Photography is the key in many ways to show how things are keeping up. Nikon Italia with Photoshow is happy to invite you all photography lovers, professionals or just...

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Malika Ayane Ricreazione

Ricreazione Malika Ayane’s new album In the middle of July I got a phone call and for my surprise I heard the beautiful voice of Malika. She asked me if I wanted to be part of her next album’s cover and video. For a moment I couldn’t really get what she meant, but then I understood that she wanted her special friends and Fans...

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‘Obiettivo Antiquari’ FIMA

As announced in recent months, Monica Silva participated in the project FIMA Hasselblad to portray some of the most important Italian antiques dealers for the project Obiettivo Antiquari. We present the full gallery of portraits made by Monica Silva. More infos on see on Hasselblad Bullettin July 2012 After having announced in the Bulletin of last October, the collaboration agreement between FIMA and Hasselblad (Italian Federation...

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Mitographs by Gianluigi Colin at Marconi Foundation

Monica Silva photographed Gianluigi Colin in his studio during the creation of some of this masterpieces which were published in two Books “Mitografie” ed. by Skira for Madre Museum in Naples and “Mitografias” ed. by the IVAM in Valencia, Spain. The new exhibition will be open to the public until May 17th 2012 at Marconi Foundation http://www.fondazionemarconi.org The artist works in a “world made...

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A day in the life of Italy at Triennale – Milano

Corriere della Sera “Sette”in collaboration with the Triennale opened the exhibition “5 Years in a day in the life of Italy.” Many photographers chosen by the editors to tell Italy in a day in the last 5 years. Monica Silva have contributed to 3 years: Markets in Bologna, Nicoletta Mantovani, and this year Paul Sorrentino (pictures on the gallery above).The exhibition is open to...

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Art Biennale of Venice – Award Ceremony

Venice, November 27th 2011 Award ceremony of the online competitions on LaBiennaleChannel.org: today in the home page Monica Silva with the picture “Dorfles infinito and a gaze to Ghirri” winner as best photograph of the 54th International Art Exhibition. View the gallery “Portraits of Gillo Dorfles” The picture was done by Monica Silva in the occasion of the assignment by the Corriere della Sera...

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