Feature Film and Monograph for 2017 release ©TheresaOrtolani 2016
2016 PDN Annual Multimedia Winner
2015 IPA / LUCIE Honorable Mention in 5 Categories (Portrait, Culture, Photo Essay, Deeper Perspective, Moving Image)
2015 VISURA Multimedia Grant 1st place Finalist
2015 NYPH New York Photo Festival Winner
2015 Seoul International Photo Festival Winner
Brooklyn-based Visual Artist Theresa Ortolani is a PhD Candidate in the European Graduate School's Philosophy, Art, Critical Thought program and a Dean’s Scholar in the ICP-Bard MFA Avanced Photographic Studies program. She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Fine Arts with a BFA in Sculpture and Photography.
As an eight-time PDN winner and “30 Photographers to Watch” nominee (2010 - 2016), her photographs have been included in three consecutive New York Photo Festivals (2013-2015) and the Seoul International Photo Festival (2015). Klompching Gallery’s FRESH finalist, Visura Multimedia Grant first place finalist, IPA/Lucie 2nd place winner and 16 IPA/Lucie Honorable Mentions (2015) are also highlighted among her recent accolades.
Ortolani’s first monograph, Endurance (powerHouse Books), was selected as "Best Book" by PDN and it received three International Photography Award/Lucie Foundation Honorable Mentions. Her forthcoming monograph, "BOUND", and her first documentary film, "SAUDADE", are in production and are scheduled to release in 2017