photographer teacher curator


Alessandra Capodacqua, born in Naples, lives and works in Florence.

A graduate in European Languages and Literatures, Alessandra is a photographer, a curator and a lecturer in photography at NYU Florence and IED – Istituto Europeo di Design.

She is a self-taught photographer that works with a variety of devices, from pinhole cameras to smartphones. Since the early 90s her self-portraits have delved into questions of identity and gender roles. Her photographs are shown nationally and internationally, and are in private and public collections, including the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.

Alessandra has curated exhibitions internationally and has participated in the organization of festivals of photography in Italy and abroad. She is regularly invited as portfolio reviewer and as juror for International Photo Awards and Prizes, and screens photography series and single photographs for competitions organized by Lens Culture.

Since 2015 she has coordinated the Gabriele Basilico Prize for Landscape and Architecture Photography, and in 2018 she became consultant and curator for the Collezione Donata Pizzi, a collection of photographs, books and objects created by more than 70 Italian women photographers and artists from 1965 to present.