About Matilde Gattoni
Matilde Gattoni was born in Milan in 1974. After studying History and History of the Art at the University of Strasbourg, Matilde graduated in Economics in 2001.
Her photographic work has appeared in publications such as Geographical, Geo,
Terre Sauvage, Focus, L'Humanit, Famiglia Cristiana, Il Venerd di Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica and D di Repubblica.
Matilde Gattoni is a freelance documentary photographer based in Italy. Her work focuses on water problems around the world, due to drought, desertification and ecological disasters. Matilde collaborates with Unicef and Mdecins sans Frontires.
Her book 'Uzbekistan, 10 years after independence' published in 2002 was made in collaboration with the Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, one of the major experts of Central Asia and Afghanistan. The book depicts a social frame of Uzbekistan 10 years after its independence from the USSR and poses the delicate question of the future of the Uzbek nation, the most powerful country in Central Asia thanks to its strategic geographical position.
Matilde is also specialised in architectural photography and has collaborated with architects such as Massimiliano Fuksas and Tadao Ando. In 2005 she was awarded an honorable mention in Fine Art by the Black and White Spider Awards.