Gaia Squarci is a photographer and cinematographer who divides her time between Milan and New York, where she teaches multimedia at ICP (International Center of Photography). She's a contributor of Prospekt agency and Reuters. With a background in art history and photojournalism, she leans toward a personal approach that moves away from the descriptive narrative tradition in documentary photography and video.
IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation) fellow, POYi awarded her cinematography and photography work respectively in 2014 and 2017. She was among the 30 under 30 Women Photographers selected by Photo Boite for 2018 and she was nominated three times for the Joop Swart Masterclass, part of the World Press Photo educational program.
Gaia's installation Broken Screen has been selected for the exhibition reGeneration3 at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne in 2015, and she attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2014.
Clients include the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time Magazine, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, VICE.us, The Guardian, Newsweek, De Spiegel, Internazionale, Io Donna, Il Corriere della Sera, D di Repubblica, Marie Claire Italia, among others.
Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Italy, France, Switzerland, UK, Mexico and China.