Deborah Sinai was born in Milan-Italy in 1972.
Deborah studied photography in the UK at the London College of Printing and The Central Saint Martin College of Art and Design and in Italy at the Tuscany Photographic Workshop and the John Kaverdash School. She also has a bachelors’ degree in Languages & Humanities. (Italian, English, Spanish and French) and studied Political Science at the Milan University College.
Since 1997 Sinai has been working as a freelance photographer in news, portraits and advertising and she had her work published in various national & international magazines and newspapers such as the British Journal of Photograohy and RPS magazine (UK), La Stampa (Italy), Photovision (USA), Masa Aher (Israel).
In 2003 to promote ‘The European Year of the Disabled People’ Deborah Sinai published a photographic book about self-portraits made by Visually Impaired People called “Points of View”. The book was published and the project exhibited in Italy by Contrasto-Extra and W.E.A. in association with the books and the pictures of Maurizio Galimberti, Marina Gavazzi e Paolo Liaci.
Deborah’s passion for photography touches many different aspects of the visual world, from portraits and reportage to the fine-art vision of a human body. Sinai creates images that stand for themselves, while at the same time making up part of a wider photographic project. She enjoy interacting with the subject of her pictures, since this ads sparks to her desire to explore and express its peculiar characteristics in a much deeper level.
Deborah Sinai is currently working as a freelance photographer in Italy, Israel and the UK (Corbis-Sygma, All Action, Grazia Neri, Contrasto, Big Pictures, De Bellis, Flash 90).
Project about how the usual daily life can be seen as unusual.
- The Photographers Gallery, Milan 2007
“Points of View”
Project on Self-Portraits made by Visually Impaired People.
"Points of View" Book published by Contrasto-Extra & W.E.A.
- La Triennale Exhibition Centre, Milan 2003/04
- Palazzo Terragni, Lissone 2004
- Valle Lunga, Rome 2004
- GP Car race track, Monza 2004
- The Camera Club, London 2002
“Full Empty Places”
Reportage about Polish Concentration Camps as they are seen today.
Exhibited at the event called " Memoria: I Sommersi e i Salvati " organized by ‘I Figli della Shoah' on the Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- The Royal Palace – Palazzo Reale Duomo, Milan 2003
“Between Body and Reality”
Project on the body seen as an expression of itself.
- The Adei–Wizo Hall, Milan 2003
“Women by Women” (Group Exhibition)
Group Exhibition and Published Book on glamour female images.
- Gallery Am Meer, Berlin 2003
“Eyes from Kenya”
Portraits of the Masai Tribe and the Villages in Kenya.
Some Images are permanently exhibited at ‘Fratelli Alinari Museum’ in Florence.
- The Giovenzana Gallery, Milan 1999
“Traces of a Journey”
Series of Black & White Portrait and Fine-art images.
- Baghdad Café’ Gallery - Milan 1998
CONTEST & AWARDS:
- ‘ADCI Award’ non–profit advertising by McCann-Erickson, Italy 2002
- Silver Merit in ‘The RPS International Print Exhibition’, UK 2001
- Silver Merit in the ‘BIPP National Print Award’, UK 2000
- 1st Prize ‘AGFA International Contest’, Europe 1999
- 1st Prize ‘Israel peace & war’ Jewish organizations Award, Italy 1998
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