CHIARA LUXARDO

Chiara is an Italian visual storyteller based in London, UK. 
With a background in Development Studies, she holds a particular interest in environment, women's rights and gender issues. 
She has lived and worked in Myanmar from 2015 to 2019, where she has been focusing on LGBTIQ+ projects and the organisation of Yangon Pride. 


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, IO Donna, ZEIT online, LensCulture, Lufthansa Magazin, Nikkei Asian Review


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

(2019) "Burma Love" (award) - Third place Unique Category, Pride Photo Award, Amsterdam
(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) "Unconventional Love" (award/finalist) - Premio Ponchielli, Milan
(2017) "Family Farm" (group exhibition) - Kuldiga Arts Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia 
(2017) "Rakhine stories" (exhibition) - Myanmar Deitta, Yangon
(2017) Nomination for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 
(2015) "Young Nomads" (Performance Award) – Humanity Photo Awards, Beijing
(2014) "Young Nomads" (BlowUp 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 EXPERIENCES

(2018/2019/2020) Yangon Pride Festival coordinator, 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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