Valeria Scrilatti studied Photography and Visual Arts at Florence Libera Accademia di Belle Arti and since 2016 she’s been represented by Contrasto agency.

Her work, through long-term projects, mainly focuses on the relationship between margins and individual identities, especially within contexts of urban informality. From 2011 to 2013 she realized a project about zoological institutions putting animals on display inside artificial copies of their habitats. Afterwards, until 2015, she investigated Eastern margins around urban areas in Rome. In the last two years she realized social reportages in Tunisia about racial discrimination and minorities who have been excluded from the democratic process; in Georgia on the cultural revolution carried out by the youth of the first post-Soviet generation; in Italy on the reception of migrants through multidimensional integration processes.

Recently, thanks to the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme of the European Journalism Centre and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she’s travelling to report on maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.


Her images have been published by Italian and international magazines including The New York Times, Courrier International, Internazionale, The Wall Street Journal, El País, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Il ReportageVice Magazine, D La Repubblica, IO Donna.


She currently lives in Rome.