Valentina Vannicola (born in Tolfa, 1982) is a photographer, director, costume and set designer. After a degree in Filmology at La Sapienza University of Rome, she went on to a diploma in photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia. Her photographs can be included within the staged photography field, the area of contemporary photography which presents as real scenes that were created according to the dynamics of cinematography. Her projects are focused on the transposition from a work of literature to a picture. Working on the text she sets a sort of tableaux vivant. The characters of her shoots are non-professional actors.
Her images are strongly influenced by cinema and literature. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and photo Festival, such as: Italian Cultural Institute and Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia; Bellaria Film Festival, Italy; Espace André Malraux Herblay, France; Italian Institute of culture of Melbourne; Gallery Central in Perth; Festival Circulation(s) in Paris; Vedere Multiverso, installation for Vision Lab/ Triennale di Milano at Mediateca di S. Teresa; Arte Fiera Bologna; Wuderkammern gallery in Rome; Urban Center of Rovereto; Mia Art Fair, Milan; CiternaFotografia-Festival; Triennale of Milano; Fotografia Festival at MACRO; Italian Centre of Photography in Bibbiena.