JEAN-MARC CAIMI | VALENTINA PICCINNI

about us

Valentina Piccinni and Jean-Marc Caimi started collaborating in 2013 for projects focused both on documentary and more personal, intimate photography. They work as freelances for the New York based agency Redux Pictures. Their features are regularly published in the press and web medias worldwide such as Time, Newsweek, The Sunday Times, Der Spiegel, Cicero, Taz, Týždeň, Internazionale, CNN, AlJazeera, and many others. The duo has published three books: "Same Tense" (Witty Kiwi Books), "Daily Bread" (T&G publishing) and "Forcella" (Witty Kiwi Books) an extensive work about a mafia ridden  neighbourhood in Naples. During 2014 "Daily Bread" has been exhibited in Sweden (Vasli Souza Galleri), Japan  (Reminders Stronghold Gallery) and in Italy (Interzone Galleria). The documentary work “The Fighters Of Maidan” was exhibited in 2014 at the Vasli Souza Gallery, Malmö, Sweden, at the Lumix Festival Of Young Photojournalism in Hannover and in 2015 it received multiple HM at the NPPA Best Of Photojournalism. Their polaroid series "War Dreams", focused on the expectations of soldiers going to the Ukrainian front line, has been exhibited at the 2015 Delhi Photo Festival. The "Let Me In" project about migration was exhibited in Rome at the 2016 Fotoleggendo festival and in 2017 in Kunsthalle-Emden in Germany. In 2017 they won the Best Black & White Documentary Story at the UK Gomma Grants with the project "This Land Is My Land" which was also exhibited at the Locus Festival in Italy and,  in the same year, featured in the New Visions section of  Cortona On The Move Festival.  More about their personal careers can be found at Valentina’s and Jean-Marc’s personal websites.

 

> Exhibitions

 

2017

GALEAZZO - Nardini, Caimi & Piccinni | Interzone Gallery, Rome

THIS LAND IS MY LAND | Locus Festival, Locorotondo, Italy

LET ME IN  | Kunsthalle-Emden, Germany

THIS LAND IS MY LAND | "New Visions" Cortona On The Move,  Italy

 

2016

LET ME IN - FOTOLEGGENDO Festival | Banchina Roma-Ostia Lido

TIME AND TENSE - Slideluck Rome III | Officine Fotografiche, Rome

FORCELLA - FOTOGRAFIA Festival | Galleria 001, Roma

FORCELLA Book launch | Galleria Visual Instant, Napoli

WAR DREAMS + Forcella, Talk + booksigning, Laboratori Visivi, S. Lorenzo, Rome

LET ME IN Talk + exhibition | Scuola Barsanti, Pietrasanta

FORCELLA Talk + book signing | Galleria LaBottega, Marina di Pietrasanta

 

2015

WAR DREAMS, Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi

FORCELLA/Leboudoir2.0, Voies Off, Arles, FR

FORCELLA, Cascina Farsetti, Rome, IT

FORCELLA/Slideluck Bologna, Spazio Labò, Bologna, IT

DAILY BREAD, Galleria Interzone, Rome, IT

 

2014

DAILY BRED, Reminder s Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, JP

THE WARRIORS OF MAIDAN, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmo, SE

DAILY BREAD, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmo, SE

THE FIGHTERS OF MAIDAN, Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism, Hannover, DE

DAILY BREAD/HUNGRY STILL, Format Gallery, Derby, UK

DAILY BREAD, Entre Margens Festival,  Portugal

DAILY BREAD,  Festival Encontros da Imagem, Braga, (PT)

 

2013

LIBYA AT THE CROSSROAD, Delhi Photo Festival, India Habitat Center, India

TRIPOLI CAFE’,  Photo Annual Award, Final Wall Gallery Exhibition, Prague, CH

2012

GREEK CRISIS, Photo Annual Award,  Final Wall Gallery Exhibition,  Prague, CH

2011

EXODUS: DISPLACED PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, Tavistock Clinic Gallery, London, UK

2010

EXODUS: DISPLACED PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, Cascina Farsetti, Rome, IT

2009

URBAN TILES,  Galerie Athéna, Paris, FR

2008

TRACK 1,  Biennale di Video e Fotografia, Alessandria, IT

 

> Awards

 

2017

Gomma Grant - Best Black & White Documentary Story  | Winner | THIS LAND IS MY LAND

 

2015

Delhi Photo Festival | Finalist | WAR DREAMS

HM BOP Best  of Photojournalism | Portraits Category | Fighters of Maidan

HM BOP Best of Photojournalism | Magazine Lifestyle Story | Týždeň Magazine/Fighters of Maidan

Oskar Barnak Award | shortlisted with FORCELLA

Cortona on the move/Slideluck  Cortona | Finalist | Maidan: Backstage of a Revolution

Athens Photo Festival  | Photobook Exhibition | Forcella

 

2014

LUMIX FESTIVAL OF YOUNG PHOTOJOURNALISM | Finalist | Fighters of Maidan

LEICA PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARD |2° Place | Holy Days: the pilgrimage to Lourdes in the Era of Pope Francis

WPO | Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlisted with The Purgatory

 

2013

Delhi Photo Festival | Finalist | Libya at the crossroad

Photo Annual Award | Finalist | Tripoli Café

2012

Photo Annual Award | Finalist | Greek Crisis

2008

Biennale di Video e Fotografia di Alessandria | 1° place

 

> Books

 

Forcella | Witty Kiwi Books

Daily Bread | T&G Publishing

Same Tense | Witty Kiwi Books

Mono Vol. 2 | Gomma Books

Raw: the making of  Daily Bread | Interzone Editions

Hungry Still | Akina Books