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About Me
Photography for me is a tool to dig deep and promote change. It is my way to explore humans, listen to them and tell their stories. Listening with my eyes is the essence of my work and it means engaging with my subjects and unveil something truthful about them.
 After years of work as a trauma psychologist and a master in photojournalism, I use photography to empower survivors of trauma and to promote wellbeing. I lead participatory workshops for women who survived domestic abuse, told the stories of FGM survivors and left-behind children in Romania, I ran workshops for teenager girls about expressing emotions through portraiture in Tanzania and worked for two years on Female Genital Mutilation in London. I am about to launch 
PHOTOGRAPHY-LIFE-STORIES, an organisation that promotes mental health using collaborative-photography workshops.
In 2013 I was guest lecturer at Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL.
Some of my clients include Thomson Reuters Foundation, Westminster University, The Evening Standard, Magic Me charity, BBC Children in Need, Forward UK and many others.
 You can read my interview with The World Photography Organisation about using photography to support trauma survivors here:
 Prizes and exhibitions:
 2011 Shortlisted at Peaches & Cream II
 2011 Exhibition of selected work at Dreamspace gallery, London, UK
 2012 Shortlisted at London Festival of Photography Prize
 2012 Exhibition of Missing Generation (Romania) at Fitzrovia community centre, London, UK
 2012 Shortlisted at Kuala Lumpur International Photo award
 2012 Exhibition of "FGM and Child Marriage in Tanzania" at the House of Parliament for the launch of "Childhood Lost"
 2019 Exhibition of "FGM and Child Marriage in Tanzania" as part of Marginal at Re-centre gallery, London, UK
 2020 Generation Mobile curated and featured on Curated by Ran Studio

Chiara Ceolin

photography, london, domestic abuse, documentary, women, human rights, romania, tanzania, ceolin, chiara, portraits, people, stories, collaborative, storytelling
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