Erica Canepa is an Italian documentary photographer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Her personal work mainly focuses on women and identity issues, health, and religion. She is attracted by rituals as paths into human complexity. Her studies in Art History combined with a childhood spent in Italian museums is noted in Erica's dramatic use of light.

In 2019, Erica has been featured by Artsy as one of 20 Rising Female Photojournalists and she has been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass. 

Her work is internationally featured by several publications: The New York Times, Time Magazine, BBC, Bloomberg News, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, M Le Magazine du Monde, Le Monde, Americas Quarterly, Internazionale, Marie Claire, 6mois, La Stampa,, among others, and by galleries in the UK, Germany and in various cities in Italy.  

Canepa holds a BA in Art Restoration, an MA in Photojournalism, and she is an Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI alumni.

She is part of Women Photograph and Foto-Féminas.


2018 – curatorship of the photo-books exhibition La Valija Argentina, Leporello, Rome, Italy
2016 – Group exhibition, Everyday_Italy, Fotoleggendo - Rome, Italy
2014 – Solo exhibition, Il limite oltrepassato, Palazzo Civico, La Spezia, Italy
2013 – Solo exhibition, Il limite oltrepassato, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy
2013 – Solo exhibition, 1/40,000, International GSD Conference, Heidelberg, Germany 

2013 – Group exhibition, FotografRare, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
2011 – Group exhibition, Habeas Corpus - Bodies in the frame, P3, London, UK
2010 – Solo exhibition, Nessun Parli, Loggia de’ Banchi, La Spezia, Italy
2009 – Group exhibition, Mestieri nel Mondo - Premio Chatwin, Compagnia Unica,Genova, Italy
2008 – Solo exhibition, Frozen, La Spezia, Italy 

INSTAGRAM TAKE-OVERS: @eddieadamsworkshop (2019), @fotofeminas (2018), @womenphotograph (2018), @Everyday_italy (2016), @Qhubeka (2015)

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