I am a photographer and visual designer.
I work in corporate communication.
I teach photography to children and adults.
I organize exhibitions.
I work in photographic publishing.
I continue to study the History of Photography.
I observe everything with "visual" curiosity.
Ramona Vada is an Italian photographer based in Geneva (Switzerland). As student of the teacher-photographer Michele Pellegrino, she began photographing in 1993 using a Zenit 122 and she did all her own darkroom printing. Since 2006 she has shown her photographic works in more than 30 exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Exhibition List
She mixed art photography with professional photography, then evolving into everything is visual communication, from computer graphics to websites to creative projects like "Fiabe a righe"( "Striped Tales") and "Glutivia" magazine about gluten free food.
Ramona Vada become a professional photographer with the creation of her brand ‘IOfotografa’ in 2010.
She has taken on several photographic advertising campaigns for various clients where she has displayed her unique photographic style.
Ramona currently runs Photography Courses for Adults and Children in collaboration with the Cuneo Municipality River Park, Delfino Foundation, Institute Magistrali of Cuneo, Monregaltour Association and Matericamente Studio based in Mondovì (CN).
Her photographic activity is enhanced by written text through the medium of ‘PhotogRam ’, a photographic blog.
A PHOTOGRAPHER’S CULTURAL JOURNEY
2010: Ramona was selected for ‘Tell us about the Feminine’, project by Arci Association based in Turin led by Roberto Bernocchi specialist in social advertising campaigns for the Armando Testa Agency of Milan.
2011: She project managed ‘If design’ in collaboration with ‘The House of Pinocchio’, an association working with women held in the Russo-Cutugno Turin Prison.
2012-2016: She curated the exhibitions of photography classes: ‘Natural Photographers’, ‘Calembours’, ‘Fotoparcofluvialando’, ‘Imagine’, 'Mai più' (No More).
2014: She created and edited the new website for the photographer Michele Pellegrino with whom she maintains an ongoing business and artistic cooperation.
2014: ‘Natural Photographers’ - A photographic e-book based on photography courses run by Ramona Vada.
2015- She designed and edited the IF-photoprojects editorial project presented at the Turin Book Exhibition in 2015
2016- She created customized fairy tales project "Fiabe a righe" ("Striped Tales")
2017 - Ramona Vada creates "Glutivia" a gluten-free cooking magazine.
2018 - “Dames” photographic project on the feminine universe www.dames-ph.net
2019 - “ImaGenève” photography project and photography course in Geneva www.imageneve.net
2020 - “Viceversa data” information-data design project www.viceversadata.net
2020 - “Fourchettes parlantes” Cultural Association for photography workshops for kids www.fourchettes-parlantes.net
2009: 'Cartacce’ (Wastepaper) - photo book. Reportage accompanied by 80 images taken in New York with the Italian street-artist Gec. Lyrics by: O. Spatola and P. Matteucci
2008: 'Terna Prize Catalogue': photo finalist
2008: 'Photographer for the Centenary of the Futurist Movement’ by Maristella Campolunghi - publication of the photography of the Terna Prize finalist.
2009: 'Bruxelles.TXT’- Portrait of the artist Fabrizio Musa published in the catalogue-book with preface by Arch. Mario Botta.
2010: 'Mondo Tondo' (Round the World) -Photos of Pao's works published in the catalogue-book with preface by Dario Fo.
2010: ‘Percorsi’ (Paths) Photo from the series ‘ Mammoni ‘ was published as a text for learning Italian for the American College edited by F. Italiano.
2010: ‘Librosolidale Ladakh’ Five photos from the series ‘Ecoutez !’ posted on Librosolidale dedicated to Ladakh.
PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
The numerous photographic projects undertaken and published so far explore issues that compare photography with communication, timing and inner sphere.
From the first photography project and the poetry ‘Time - between – Verses’ with the Opiemme poets, the path in search of images of great communicative power became clearer and clearer.
' Filters ’ explores the sociological and psychological patterns that influence individual choices and behavioral dynamics.
‘Portrait of the artist’ attempts to capture the artistic gestures of those who, like the artist , have chosen art as a tool for expression, exploration and evolution, not only at the creative moment, but in quotidian life.
‘Exploited Bride’ is the artist’s first work to explore ‘the feminine side’ and reflects on the ‘thin veil of violence in the home’, often unseen or ignored.
‘Deforming Mirrors ’ about a woman's relationship with her own image;
‘Mammaschera ‘ is about motherhood;
‘Food-in-the-cage’ looks at the conflict between a natural longing for food and advertising’s ‘norms’ of how a woman should look.
‘Touch ’ is a work-in-progress on ‘tactile relief photography’ which tries to convey the essence of photography to blind people through touch and feeling.