Carolina Sandretto

Carolina Sandretto

Carolina Sandretto (born 1981) is an Italian photographer. She lives in Milan and Paris.
She graduated from the Catholic University of Milan in Political Sciences in 2006. In 2011, she obtained an MA in Management of the No Profit at Bocconi University, and in 2013 she completed the program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at ICPInternational Center of Photography in New York City.
Sandretto explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment. For her research, she works predominately with medium and large format analogue cameras. Through traditional techniques, the photographic process becomes a mental creative process, a path whose purpose is the image intended as a story. Her work has been largely exhibited in Italy, Mexico and the USA. The traveling exhibition All Things Left Behind has been presented in Switzerland, Italy and Thailand.
She published her first book “Cines de Cuba” in 2017 with Skira and her second one “Cuba. Vivir Con” with Silvana Editoriale, in October 2019. In 2020 she published the artist book Internal Memories/External Memories.
Her work is present in several private collections and has appeared on different publications and news outlets such as: BOMB Magazine, Flash Art, Atlas Obscura, Vogue Italy, Elle Decor, La Stampa, L.A. Times, Glamour, The Guardian, CNN Style, Artribune, Corriere della Sera, Lonely Planet, and others.