Debora De Canio

Debora De Canio (1995) born in Italy, she grown up in Potenza, Basilicata.

In 2016 she started to study photography at ’Scuola Romana di Fotografia e cinema’ in Rome, becoming a professional photographer.

Her photographic practice is mostly grounded in the experimental photography field, consisting of the manipulation of photographic supports combined with different materials.

Her approach to image creation is very artisanal, it ranges from handmade tools such as pinhole cameras, combining objects for installation and photographic enlargers assembled with pizza's cardboard to the different practices such as for installations, coating objects with liquid emulsion, Cyanotype, Van Dyck, emulsion lift of polaroid, and experimental monotype prints.

Combining the light projection of analogic-digital negative to make photography and photograms unique pieces of art that are questioning the traditional contemplation of photography.

Focusing on the environmental and ecological issues, she decides to act consciously investigating and experimenting the alternative sustainable darkroom practices.

She explores the powerful properties of nature that are always satisfying us, trying to preserve them.


19-23-February 2019 she has have been invited for the first edition of Cluster photography & print at the Ugly Duck, London, where she showed the book and a selection of images from the project ‘The man that got away’.

2020 she is selected for the Mikros call of Door Factory, a photography school owned by Massimo Mastrorillo, based in Rome.

With the project ‘Where am I from?’ she was selected for the Argos show that took place in Espai de fotografia Francesc Català-Roca in the context of the Experimental Photo Festival in Barcelona from the 20th July till the 30th September 2021.

In September 2021 some of the pictures from the series Where am I from? Have been chosen for an online experimental photography exhibition from Artdoc magazine.

On June 11 the EP of the Emoji of soul went out, for it, she designs the cover combining photographs and graphics.




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