Chiara Tocci (b. 1982, Italy) graduated from the Università di Firenze in 2006 and earned a BA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport in 2010. After graduating she won the Portrait Commission at the National Museum Wales and National Portrait Gallery, London in 2010. She’s now based in the Uk.

Chiara’s photographs have been published in  Context and Narrative in Photography, British Journal Of Photography, Ag Magazine, and the Guardian. She is included in the 2012 Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers and in the Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2011, curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Other exhibitions include Hereford Photography Festival (2011), TRACE Gallery, Cornwall (2010), and the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2010). Her series Life after Zog and other stories was the recipient of the Marco Pesaresi award and was published by Schilt.






  • - Solo show, Life after Zog and other stories, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, UK.



  • -  100 Years of Photography at Newport, University of Wales, Newport, UK.
  • - Touring solo show, Life after Zog and other stories, Fnac galleries (Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples, Genova, Florence), Italy.



  • - Modello Simple, Galleria Monopoli, Milano, Italy.
  • - Company, Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK.
  • - Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK.
  • - Life after Zog and other stories, solo show, SiFest, September 2011, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy.
  • - This Unfolds, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK.
  • - Esprit Méditerranéen, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Bari, Italy.
  • - Let’s face it 7, London Photographic Association, London, UK.
  • - Salon Photo Prize, Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, London, UK.



  • - ‘Untitled’, TRACE gallery, Cornwall, UK.
  • - Pingyao International Photography Festival 2010, China.
  • - ffotoCardiff, exhibition curated by Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, UK.
  • - Twentyseven, Candid Arts Space , London (UK).
  • - Documentary Photography Graduate Show, University of Wales, Newport (UK).



  • - Burn gallery show, David Alan Harvey studio, New York.
  • - Instalment 1, Jacobs Market, Cardiff (UK).
  • - Significant Surfaces Exhibition, The Riverfront Art Gallery, Newport (UK).



  • - La città multiculturale, touring show, Casa Sonora di Grugliasco, Italy.
  • - Art against Racism, group show by PTPI – Plovdiv (Bulgaria).



  • - My Home. Una casa in citta’, group show, Cantieri Goldonetta, Firenze (Italy).



  • - Commission “Company” (2011), Hereford Photography Festival.
  • - Commission “World in London” (2011), The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
  • - “Portrait commission” (2010), National Museum Wales and National Portrait Gallery.
  • - Clients: Hereford Photography Festival, National Museum Cardiff, National Portrait Gallery, London, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Esquire Russia, All Pay, Hereford, Castle House, Hereford, Departures®.



  • - Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers 2012. Finalist.
  • - FreshFacedandWildeyed 2011, curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Finalist.
  • - Center Project Competition 2011, Center, Santa Fe, Honorable mention.
  • - Let’s face it 7, photographic portrait competition, LPA, London. Commended.
  • - Salon Photo Prize 2011. Shortlisted.
  • - Photographic Portrait Commission, National Museum Wales and National Portrait Gallery. Winner, 2010.
  • - Marco Pesaresi Award. Winner, 2010
  • - Arup purchase prize, 2010.



2007- Present

  • - PhotoEspana Photography Workshop, Spain. Partcipant under Alessandra Sanguinetti.
  • - Al-Liquindoi Photography Workshop, Spain. Participant under Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.
  • - Toscana Photographic Workshop, Italy. Participant under David Alan Harvey.



  • - Portfolio featured in British Journal Of Photography, November 2011.
  • - Portfolio featured in Ag magazine, October 2010.
  • - Portfolio featured in Blown ezine.
  • - Image featured in Selected photographs Burn magazine.
  • - ‘Context and Narrative in Photography’ for AVA publishing



  • - National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
  • - National Museum Wales, Cardiff, UK.
  • - Private collections.



  • - BA Hons 1st class in Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport. 2010
  • - BA Media e Giornalismo, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy). 2006

Related Links