Romina Vinci's exhibition "MY FRIEND" at Ferentino Foto Festival

This Friday Romina Vinci opens her  exhibition: "MY FRIEND - a bordo di Nave Sirio" at Ferentino Foto Festival, Italy. 

"My Friend" is a project that Romina made in April 2014 during an experience with the Italian Navy during the Mare Nostrum operation. She was two weeks on board of "Sirius Ship" patrolling the length and breadth of the Mediterranean, and I have assisted in the rescue of 1,154 migrants.

The photographic work documenting the phases of therelief, from when the survivors are rescued by boats, conducted on board the ship and assisted, until the time when they are transferred to the Coast Guard patrol boats to reach the port of Sicilian coast: Pozzallo ( RG) and Porto Empedocle (AG). The rescued migrants were mainly Somalis, Nigerians, Malians, Eritreans, but most Syrians who crossed the Lebanon, Egypt and embarked from Libya to escape the war.

"My Friend" is how, relief and rescue workers, they called each other. The project wants to show the issue of migration from a perspective that goes beyond the sterile calculation of numbers and figures that is rampant in the political and cultural debate, to put the accent on the centrality of human life, and the right of every man, to live in a safe country.


Saturday morning, at 10.30 a.m. Romina Vinci will give also a lecture: "Nuda e cruda: la realtà documentata in viaggio da Haiti allo Sri Lanka" about her photographic projects around the world, from Haiti to Sri Lanka.

"EVIDENCE" at Crossover Web Documentary Festival

Crossover Web documentary Festival is an international filmfestival for the journalistic short format documentary (less than 25 minutes) produced directly for an online audience. 

CWFD takes place in Vejle (Denmark)  from Thursday August 18 until Saturday, August 20. 


The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) presents a broad selection of the best student video productions made during school workshops.

Among the selected documentaries are several award winning stories: “Return to Infancy” by Louise Koustrup (DK) and Kenneth Koustrup (DK) - which won first prize at the Danish POY 2015. “Congratulations, it's a...." by Petra Theibel (DK) and Mathias Svold (DK) - which won first prize at CPOY 2015. “Evidence” by Ella Kiviniemi (FIN) and Romina Vinci (I) - which won second prize at CPOY 2015.



"EVIDENCE" at the first edition of PENSARE MIGRANTE, in Rome

EVIDENCE has been selected for the first edition of "PENSARE MIGRANTE" a three days festival made by "Baobab Experience"


PENSARE MIGRANTE takes place in Rome from Friday, April 29th until Sunday, May 1st. 

Romina Vinci and Ella Kiviniemi will show their short documentary "Evidence" on Saturday at 4.30 pm.

"EVIDENCE" at the fifth Lumix Festival in Hanover

EVIDENCE has been selected for the fifth LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism  

Romina Vinci and Ella Kiviniemi made the story about the refugee Kidane Berhe during their web documentary workshop at DMJX in the spring 2015.

The fifth LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism takes place in Hanover from Wednesday, June 15th until Sunday, June 19th, 2016.

College Photographer of the Year - Silver prince for "EVIDENCE"

The judging of the Multimedia Division at CPOY  (College Photographer of the Yea )   selected "EVIDENCE" among the winners .

Ella Kiviniemi and Romina Vinci has won Silver in the Small Team Multimedia category for their story "Evidence".

The CPOY judging takes places at the Missouri School of Journalism on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.

Slide Luck in Amsterdam

For the fifth time in Amsterdam, Slideluck  brings together diverse groups of people, artwork, food, music, ideas and perspectives under one roof on September 27th. 

The Official Slideluck Amsterdam V has presented artist selection.  The list of co-operating photographers and imagemakers includes: Simone Aprile, Sandro Bocci, Savas Boyraz, Paolo Cirio, Ernst Coppejans, Thomas Leveritt, Sharon Harper, Takashi Kawashima, Ella Kiviniemi and Romina Vinci, Katrin Korfmann, Anouk Kruithof, Kadir van Lohuizen, Marcela Magno, Patricia Willocq, Michael Wolf and Sarah Wilson. Other than that there will be some surprise elements by conspiracy theorists, Russian hipsters from the 1950's and your youngest model ever.

PHOTOTALES at "Fotografia International Festival of Rome"

"Evidence" is one out of only four stories to be selected for the first edition of Phototales - multimedia projects at the XIV edition of the "Fotografia International Festival of Rome".The festival will be held at the Museum of contemporary Art in Rome from the 8th of October to the 17th of January.

The Jury wrote about "Evidence":

The image is a valuable witness of history, damning evidence of reality. So the work of Romina Vinci and Ella Kiviniemi is aptly called Evidence. Here photography expands itself: we are not only observing the portraits of the protagonist – an Eritrean migrant spending his days in a Danish asylum center – but we also look beyond his eyes, into his memory and unconsciousness, thanks to the videos shot by him during his hard journey across the desert and sea. (...)