Italian photographer and art critic, Valentina Piccinni was born in Bari (Italy) in 1982 and currently lives in Rome. She deals with fine art and documentary photography and works as a freelance and contributor photographer for Redux Pictures. For several years she has focused – both photographically and theoretically – on the themes of the self – portrait and the body.

She has a degree in art criticism with a thesis on the American photographer Francesca Woodman and the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.

In the last years she has been dedicated to documentary photography covered social, environmental, and religious issues.

Her reportages have been published worldwide in magazines, newspapers and web magazines such as The Sunday Times | Spectrum (UK), CNN p h o t o s (USA), National Geographic Travel (USA), Foto8 (UK), Il Venerd́ di Repubblica (It), Private (It), Index (Hu) Aorta (Pl), C-41 (It), ToneLit (UK), The Trip (It).