Mariaelena Di Giovanni (B. 1980) is an Italian freelance photographer.

She enrolls in the Medical Faculty, but after many examinations she gets passionate about photography, attending schools and workshops where she learns the basics of reportage.

She develops a great interest in anthropology, from which the desire to tell about human stories. She prefers long-term projects with a special focus on social contemporany issues, with an intimate approach.

In 2015 she starts studying with the italian photojoumalist Valerio Bispuri.


2016 – Circuito Off Rosignano Foto Festival for “SeA Inside”


2018 – Bronze Prize at MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards¬†in Portfolio section with “Mai nati”
2017 – Finalist Festival della Fotografica Etica for “Mai Nati”¬†Ongoing
2016 – Special Mention to “7 Portfolio dello Strega” Circuito Fiaf Sassoferrato AN for “SeA Inside”