Sandra Cattaneo Adorno

Sandra Cattaneo Adorno started photographing five years ago, at the age of 60, and has continuously been thrilled by the possibilities of interacting with the world photography has offered her.   

Sandra was commended for the Sony Awards 2016, she was published on the LensCulture website and was shortlisted for the first round of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2017. She received the PDN Exposure Award in 2018.

Sandra’s work was exhibited during the American Illustration-American Photography 2017 Awards in New York, the Independent Photographer 2017 show in Berlin, and Photoville in Brooklyn in 2018. Sandra’s photos were projected at the Kaunas Photo Festival in 2018 and were exhibited at the first Women Street Photographers exhibition in December 2018 in New York, at the Miami Street Photography Festival 2018, at Miami Photo Fest in 2019, as well as at Street Photo Milano 2019, the Sofia Street Photography Festival 2019, the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2019, the Bielso-Biala Foto Art Festival 2019, at Xposure Photo Festival 2019 in the United Arab Emirates and at the Women Street Photographers Exhibition at Brussels Street Festival 2019.  

Sandra was selected among the ten finalists of the National Geographic 100 contest in 2019 and was one of the winners of the Portrait of Humanity Award 2019 in collaboration with Magnum Photos. One of her photos was selected for Art on a Postcard at PhotoLondon 2019. Her work was published in the EyeShot Magazine, the Ageist and the Guardian.

Her first book, The Other Half of the Sky, is available here.


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