Elisabetta Cociani lived in Peschiera del Garda (VR) until 1991. She then moved to Milan where she graduated in Architecture. During her university years she started getting deeply interested in photography. In 1995, after visiting a retrospective of August Sander’s work in Germany, she realized she would become a photographer rather than an architect. In 2000 she started working as a photo researcher for Panorama (a weekly magazine of Mondadori) and then for De Bellis and Contrasto photo agencies. In 2002 she graduated in photography at CFP Bauer (Milan). From 2006 to 2011 she worked as an assistant for Mauro Galligani. Since 2006 she has been working as a freelance photographer for several weekly and monthly magazines and for corporate and private clients.  Since 2017 he has been teaching photography and holding photography workshops for children and teenagers. She participated in several photography workshops with Roberto Salbitani, Machiel Botman, Arthur Herrman, Hannes Wanderer and Michael Ackerman.
In 2017 she attended the masterclass “Seeing is believing” conducted by Joakim Eskildsen and Giulia Zorzi at Micamera, Milan.
Since 2003 she has been carrying on long-term projects. In the last few years, after her two daughters were born, she has been devoting herself to exploring family relationships and motherhood.
She lives and works in Milan.

2021 – Workshop with Michael Ackerman, Milan, Italy
2020 – Photoshop Masterclass with Giulia Bianchi, Ida Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2018 – Workshop with Michael Ackerman, Milan, Italy
2017 – Masterclass “Seeing is Believing” with Joakim Eskildsen, Hannes Wanderer, Giulia Zorzi, Micamera, Milan, Italy
2016 – Photoshop CC Course, CFP Bauer, Milan, Italy
2015 – Workshop “Common Ground” with Arthur Herrman, Micamera, Milan, Italy
2013 – Summer Camp “The Photographic Bookdummy” with Machiel Botman, Micamera, Trebbia Valley, Italy
2002 – Diploma Photo Assistant, CFP Bauer, Milan
2001 – Workshop “Il Viaggio, l’Album personale” with Roberto Salbitani, Spilimbergo (PN), Italy
2001 – Workshop with Roberto Salbitani, Vercelli
2000 – Master’s Degree Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
1991 – Classical High School Diploma, Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei, Verona, Italy

2006-ongoing – freelance photographer
2019-ongoing – photography workshops for children and teenagers
2017-ongoing – photography teacher
2010-2011 – Co-curator of the Voices From Italy project
2009 – Co-founder of MICRO Collective
2006-2011 – Assistant for Mauro Galligani, Milan, Italy
2004 – Co-curator of the book “Milano Sud. Sei fotografi raccontano”, Ed. Obiettivo Città
2002-2005 – Photo Editing and Research, Contrasto Photographic Agency, Milan, Italy
2002 – Co-curator of the book “L’emozione del grigio. Fotografia nella periferia nord di Milano”, Ed. Obiettivo Città
2001-2001 – Photo Editing and Research, De Bellis Photographic Agency, Milan, Italy
2000-2001 – Photo Editing and Research for Panorama magazine, Mondadori, Segrate, Milan, Italy

2017 – June – “Svetlana” at Milano Photo Week, “Fotografare Storie. 5 mostre d’autore”, Collective screening, Galleria “Il Vicolo”, Milan, Italy
2016 – June-July – “My name was Kocijančič” – Galleria SP3, Treviso, Italy
2014 – October – “My Siblings” with Micro at Atlante.it, SIFEST, Collective exhibition – Savignano sul Rubicone (RM), Italy
2012 – May – “Svetlana” with Micro at PICS&PLOT, IC Visual Lab, , Collective screening  – Bristol, UK,
2011 – October – “Voices from Italy”, Collective exhibition at Fotoleggendo – ISA, Rome Italy
2011 – March – “Voices from Italy”, Collective exhibition – Area Pergolesi, Milan, Italy
2003 – April – “L’emozione del grigio. Fotografia nella periferia nord di Milano”, Collective exhibition – Foyer of Teatro Parenti, Milan, Italy
2002 –  September – “Elementi di un territorio”, Collective exhibition – Biblioteca Dergano-Bovisa, Milan, Italy
2002 – July – “Milano vissuta, Milano immaginata”, Collective exhibition – C.S. Leoncavallo, Milan, Italy

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