DB represents selected documentary and fashion photographers, award-winning illustrators, video makers and film directors for advertising, fashion and editorial projects.
Production and photo consultant for advertising campaigns in Italy and Worldwide.
Clients: Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Benetton, Geox, Alberto Guardiani, Kartell, Shiseido, Richard Ginori, Facebook, Vodafone, Campari, Nestlé, Esselunga, Air Dolomiti, Rizzoli Libri.
Agencies: Armando Testa, J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Fabrica, Burson-Marsteller, Barabino & Partners.
Born in Milan, after graduating in Fashion Marketing from St Martins School in London, I started working for Contrasto Photo Agency in Milano.
In 2004 I moved to Grazia Neri’s Photo Agency, where I represented several international agencies and photographers and I selected new photographers for the Agency.
In 2008 I went to New York to work as the agent of documentary photographer Donna Ferrato and representing Grazia Neri’s photographers all through the US, while collaborating with the major publications. On returning to Milano, I started my own Agency: DB where I represent a few selected documentary and fashion photographers, film directors, video makers and illustrators for advertising, fashion and corporate. I am a producer and photo consultant for advertising campaigns in Italy and Worldwide.
In these years, I have been invited as a portfolio reviewer at Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, Cortona on the Move, Photolux, Festival della letteratura di viaggio, Passion & Profession, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Lugano Photo Days and as a member part of the Jury for the Px3, Czech Press Photo Contest, IPA, Croatia Press Photo, Travel Photographer of the Year, International Color Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, SIPA, Diaframmi Photo Awards and as a nominator for the Prix Pictet, British Journal of Photography Ones To Watch, Prince Claus Awards e First Book Award.
I have been a tutor on “the Flying Course” with Stanley Greene in Paris and at “Love Venetian Style: an Intimate View” with Donna Ferrato in Venice workshops.
My lecture: “Using skills of documentary photography in corporate and advertising fields” has been hosted in several cities in Italy and abroad.
Beside my own business, I teach visual communication at John Kaverdash School of Photography in Milano, I am a mentor for Eyes in Progress and I am the photo editor consultant for “Touring Magazine” National Geographic Traveler Italy.
- Daria Bonera, courtesy © Grazia Ippolito