CHIARA LUXARDO

Please get in touch! 
E-mail: chiara@chiaraluxardo.com
Ph: +44 7899149750


Chiara is a photographer and visual artist based in London, UK. 
She grew up in a family of horse people on a farm near Milan, Italy. From 2015-2019 she lived in Myanmar working on LGBTQ+ projects and the organisation of Yangon Pride. 
A member of Women Photograph, in her work she explores themes of queerness, identity and relationships. 


EDUCATION
(2010) MSc Development Studies – SOAS, University of London 
(2007) BA Business Administration – Bocconi University, Milan

SELECTED CLIENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
The Financial Times, Internazionale, Days Japan, M Le Monde, The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Bloomberg Businessweek, L'Obs, De Morgen, IO Donna, ZEIT online, LensCulture, Lufthansa Magazin, Nikkei Asian Review

AWARDS & GRANTS
(2022) Global Health Security call (grant) - European Journalism Centre 
(2022) Portrait of Humanity (award, winner) - London, UK
(2021) This is Gender, Global Health 5050 (award, shortlisted) - London, UK
(2020) Portrait of Humanity (award, shortlisted) - London, UK
(2019) "Burma Love" (award) - Unique Category, Pride Photo Award, Amsterdam
(2017) "Unconventional Love" (award/finalist) - Premio Ponchielli, Milan
(2017) Nomination for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 
(2015) "Young Nomads" (Performance Award) – Humanity Photo Awards, Beijing

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
(2020) Eyes on Main Street (group exhibition) - Wilson, NC, USA
(2019) "Burma Love" (exhibition) - Yangon Pride at Institut Français de Birmanie, Yangon
(2019) "Unconventional Love" (exhibition) - Festival Des Images aux Mots, Toulouse
(2018) "Unconventional Love" (exhibition) - &PROUD Festival, Thakin Mya Park, Yangon
(2017) "Family Farm" (group exhibition) - Kuldiga Arts Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia 
(2017) "Rakhine stories" (exhibition) - Myanmar Deitta, Yangon
(2014) "Young Nomads" (street exhibition) – Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap
(2014) “MoscoWagon” (exhibition) Photofestival 2014 – Palazzo Turati, Milan
(2014) “I Dodici Riflessi” (group exhibition) – Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan

WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE
(2022) Teacher at LIoP, London Institute of Photography 
(2019) European Institute for Gender Equality (Photographer/Project Manager)
(2018/2019/2020) Yangon Pride Festival exhibition coordinator, Myanmar
(2015-2019) Freelance photographer based in Yangon, Myanmar
(2015) Education Coordinator at Photo-Berlin
(2014-2015) Project assistant VII Masterclass, Milan
(2012-2014) Assistant to Stefano De Luigi (VII Photo)

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