Luna Coppola (Naples, 1980) is a photographer and multi platform storyteller based in Barcelona, co-founder and member of the collective Duae, Artist Resident at Fabra i Coats, Fabrica de Creació.
She has 15 years of combined experience in photography, editorial projects, visual art, photo productions, branding, cinematographic production. Her academic background and multi-faceted experience has created a wide network of contacts, partners and clients, enabling her to work in different areas and covering different roles.
Since 2005, she works as a freelance photographer, focusing her work in the publishing portrait, sports, photojournalism, publishing in several international magazines and newspapers. Currently she works as a Photographer for the Football Club Barcelona FCB, Under the direction of the photo producer Joana Burgues.
From 2010 she focused her work on the self-portrait realizing her autobiographical long project, L' Ospite, awarded at the International Photo Award 2012.
In the last years she has been involved in participative social photography, co-founding the SelfBook Project, with the support of Umbria Region and Perugia Social Photo Phest and working with the artist Cristina Nuñez realizing projects in prisons and in social centers for teenagers.
Her multidisciplinary work explores the field of new media, investigating the relationships between human begin, environment and technology.
Clients and publications include: FC Barcelona, Joana Burgues Photo Producer, FINA World Championship, ATP World Tour, IAAF World Championship Athletics, Capa Pictures, GranAngular Press Agency, Primavera Sound, Sonar Advanced Music SL, Luz Photo Agency, Cordon Press, Getty Images España, FIS Snowboard World Cup, Biennale Venice Cinema, La Repubblica, D Donna, Gioia, Trycicle Magazine, Geo, Cannonbal Estudio, Can Cet, Transparent Production, Fabula Film, ITC Movie, Studio Universal Network, Santa Coloma Municipality, Barcelona Municipality, Diputacio de Barcelona, Slow Food España, Aigües de Barcelona, Mezcla Marketing and Communications.
1999-2005: BA, HUMANITY, CINEMA AND VISUAL ART University of Bologna, Italy
EXHIBITIONS and CONFERENCES
2017: Duae Collective - Alla Ricerca delle Colonne d'Ercole - Emersioni Giovane Collettiva Fotografia, Livorno, Italy
2017: Duae Collective - Alla Ricerca delle Colonne d´Ercole - Festival a-More, Croazia
2016: Duae Collective - Leave ( a poem of traces ) - PhEST Festa Internazionale della Fotografia, Monopoli, Italy
2015: L'Ospite - International Art Therapy Conference at Fine Art Accademy in Naples, Italy
2015: Fotografia Participativa 2015 CFD Barcelona - Selfie Quindi Sono
2014: SlideLuck Bologna - Selfie Quindi Sono
2014: DOCfield>14. Fotografia documental Barcelona - Exporting Cures
2013: Perugia Social Photo Fest - Connected to self-life and re-life
2010: Off Festival Europe Barcelona - Una Nave carica di diritti.
2006: Zenbu Gallery Barcelona - Composition Urbany
2005: Comune di Sansepolcro Arezzo - Hombres y Mujeres
2004: Mamamù Gallery Napoli - Collective Expo.
2017: Geografia Sensible at El Observatorio - Barcelona
2016: Selfbook at Perugia Social Photo Fest 2016, Italy
2015: Workshop Selfscape at Fine Art Accademy in Naples, Italy
2015: SelfBook at Perugia Young Center, Italy
2015: SelfBook at Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia (IEFC) of Barcelona
2015: TNG teenagers – Roca Umbert Granollers.- Barcelona
2015: Assistant of Cristina Nuñez and Teaching at Quatre Camins Penitentiary Centre in Barcelona - Grant from Obra Social La Caixa.
2014: Selfie Quindi Sono – Pepita Onlus – Milan
2014: Assistant of Cristina Nuñez at Academy of Fine Arts – Naples.
2014: Assistant of Cristina Nuñez and Teaching of Method The Self Portrait Experience at the Association Faber - Naples
2011: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
2010: Nau Ivanow, photograhpy Workshop with Giulio di Meo, Barcelona.
AWARDS & GRANTS / WORKSHOPS / SCHOOLARSHIP / ARTISTIC RESIDENCY
2017/2018: Duae Collective / The [ESCAPE] exhibition and educational project commisioned by The Triennial of Photography Hamburg and CICLO - Platform of Photography.
2017: Duae Collective / Serlachius Museum - Residency Programme- Finland
2016: Duae Collective / ÖRÖ Residency Programme - Finland
2014: Workshop “The Other Story” with Erica Mcdonald – Pratt Institute NY Schoolarship.
2013: 1 Place - Forward Thinking Museum - Connected to self-life and re-life
2013: 3rd Place - International Photography Award 2013 - Connected to self-life and re-life
2013: Workshop – The Self Portrait Experience - with Cristina Nuñez
2009: Magnum / Aliquindoi - Traffic 09 Barcelona Schoolarship - Workshop with Bruce Gilden
2007: Magnum / Aliquindoi - Traffic 07 Barcelona - Workshop with Alessandra Sanguinetti
2007: Lecture Portfolio Traffic 07 with Silvia Omedes
2004: Schoolarship - Studio Universal and Bologna University