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

Coming from a rich background in art (BA in Art Restoration) and intercultural learning, she has graduated with a MA in Photojournalism (with merit) from the University of Westminster, London, in 2011.

Her personal projects focus on human rights, women and identity issues, health, religion and rituals; she is particularly interested on intimate stories that examine the complexity of the human condition.

Her work has been featured in several publications, among them: The New York Times, Time Magazine, BBC, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Americas Quarterly, Internazionale, Bloomberg News, BuzzFeed News, Monocle, Marie Claire, 6mois, La Stampa,, IlPost, L'oeil de la Photographie and it has been exhibited in the UK, Germany and in various cities in Italy.  

Erica has been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2019 and she is an Eddie Adam Workshop XXXI alumni.  She has recently been nominated by Artsy as one of the 20 Rising Female Photojournalists.

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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