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 Creacion.
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.
From 2010 she focused her work on the self-portrait realizing her autobiographical long project, L' Ospite, awarded at the International Photo Award 2012 and exhibited at the Cosmo Book of Les Rencontres de Arles 2018.
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 Nunez 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.
Luna is currently in Barcelona and is available for assignments worldwide.
Kings Company, Slow Food, Rasoterra Restaurant, Daniela Biancu, Cooking in Motion, Rueda Bcn Film Festival, IOT Barcelona, Fira de Barcelona, Capa Images, Aigues de Barcelona, Gran Angular Press, Invision Image, Cordon Press, Getty Image, Fc Barcelona, Reuters, Parallelo Zero, Luz Agency, AFP. Sonar Advanced Music, Primavera Sound, Sonar Advanced Music, Primavera Sound, Banco Sabadell, FC Barcelona Fina World Championship, European Athletic Championship, World Athletic Championship, World Championship Snowboard , Festival Cinema Cannes, Biennale of Venice, ATP Tennis, La Repubblica, El pais Semanal, Io Donna, Gioia, Mariclaire Italia, Yo Dona, Sportweek, Fine Art Accademy of Naples, El Observatorio Barcelona, Witness Journal Milan, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, Nau Ivanow Barcelona, IEFC Barcelona, Cannonbal Estudios, Transparent Production, Dalpa International, Zenbu Gallery, CCCB, Can Cet, Pallapupas, Ayuntamento de Santa Coloma de Gremanet, Ayuntamento of Barcelona, Diputacio de Barcelona.
1999 - 2005 - BA Visual Art and History of Cinema at School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage - Bologna University, IT
EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
2019 - Besòs: A Noble Ecosystem, Casa do Infante Museum / Bienal Fotografia de Oporto / May - July 2019, Porto, Portugal
2019 - The Origin, Museo Abellò / Abril - July 2019, Mollet del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
2019 - Besòs: A Noble Ecosystem, Espai Zero, Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Fabra i Coats / January - March 2019, Barcelona, Spain
2018 - The Coal Code, Plan B Barcelona ,Chiquita Room / November 2018, Barcelona, Spain
2018 - Besos: A Noble Ecosystem, Swab Art Fair Barcelona / September 2018, Barcelona, Spain
2018 - L' Ospite, Curated by Natasha Christia and Brad Feuerhelm, Group Exhibition, The Family of No Man, Les Rencontres de Arles
2018 - Nexus + E-Space / Open Sessions / Neighborhoods and artistic practices: Besos A Noble Ecosystem
2018 - Besos A Noble Ecosystem, as Duae Collective, Curated by Virgilio Ferreira and Krzysztof Candrowicz, Photo Triennal of Hamburg
2017 - Alla Ricerca delle Colonne d'Ercole - Emersioni Giovane Collettiva Fotografia, Livorno, Italy
2017 - Alla Ricerca delle Colonne d'´Ercole - Festival a-More, Croazia
2016 - Leave ( a poem of traces ) - PhEST Festa Internazionale della Fotografia, Monopoli, Italy
2016 - Selfbook, Conference Photography Teraphy, Perugia Social Photo Fest, Perugia, Italy
2015 - L'Ospite, International Art Therapy Conferences, Fine Art Academy, Naples, Italy.
2015 - Selfbook curated by CFD Barcelona, Centro Fotografia Documental, Barcelona, Spain
2014 - Selfbook curated by Renata Ferri, Slide Luck, Spazio Labo, Bologna, Italy
2014 - Exporting Cures, curated by Arianna Rinaldo, Nits of Docfield, Barcelona, Spain
2013 - L' Ospite, Perugia Social Photo Fest, Perugia, Italy
2010 - Una Nave Carica di Diritti, Off Festival Europe, Convent de Sant Augusti, Barcelona, Spain
2006 - Urban Composition, Zenbu Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2013 - L' Ospite, First Prize, Forwording Thinking Museum, New York, USA
2013 - L' Ospite, 3th Prize, International Photography Awards
2016 - L' Ospite - Il corpo solitario. L' autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea - II Vol. Giorgio Bonomi - Rubbettino Editore srl.
2015 - L' Ospite - Tricycle Magazine-
2015 - Bulgaria Exodus - Gea Photowords -
2013 - L' Ospite - Huffington Post U.S -
2013 - L' Ospite - Huffington Post Spain -
2017 - Geografia Sensible, El Observatorio, Barcelona, Italy
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: Art Teacher at Quatre Camins Penitentiary Centre in Barcelona - Grant from Obra Social La Caixa.
2014: Selfie Quindi Sono â€“ Pepita Onlus â€“ Milan
2014: Assistant of Cristina Nunez at Academy of Fine Arts â€“ Naples
2014: Assistant of Cristina Nunez and Teaching of Method The Self Portrait Experience at the Association Faber - Naples
2011: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
2010: Nau Ivanow, photograhpy Workshop with Giulio di Meo, Barcelona