Selene Magnolia is an Italian award-winning IFJ, NUJ freelance documentary photographer. With a background in grassroots activism, her work spans issues relating to social justice, anthropology, human rights, feminism, environment, and food production. Selene was raised in the Italian Dolomites and now lives between London, where she studied at the British Academy of Photography, and Berlin. She works on independent projects when not on assignment represented by several agencies. During the past years, she covered, among others, topics such as environmental crime, migration, and border brutality in Europe and the in the Central Mediterranean, and she has traveled over one and a half years to the biggest Gypsy ghetto in Europe.



  • Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris – Press Category 2021 / Gold Winner
  • SIPA Siena International Photo Awards – Fascinating Faces and Characters / Category Winner
  • SIPA Siena International Photo Awards – Storyboard 2021 / Honourable Mention
  • TIFA Tokyo International Photo Awards – People / Culture 2021 Gold Winner
  • TIFA Tokyo International Photo Awards – Editorial / Conflict 2021 Honourable Mention
  • BIFA Budapest International Photo Awards – Editorial / Photo Essay 2021 / Silver Winner
  • BIFA Budapest International Photo Awards – Editorial / General News 2021 / Bronze Winner
  • APA Annual Photography Awards – Photojournalism / 3rd Place Winner
  • MIFA Moscow International Photo Awards – 2021 Honourable Mention
  • LUCIE Foundation – The Guardian Project 2021 / Contemporary News Finalist
  • IPA Int’l Photography Awards – Editorial / Press / Photo Essay 2021 / Honourable Mention
  • Feature Shoot – 7th Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards 2021 Los Angeles Winner
  • Life Framer – “Home Sweet Home” 2021 Shortlist Winner
  • Global Billboard Project (Feature Shoot) – 2021 Winner
  • LUCIE Foundation – The Portrait Project 2020 / Candid Category Winner
  • PHOTO IS:RAEL – Open Call 2021 Winner
  • IP The Independent Photo Awards – 2020 Open Call Award / Finalist