About Melania Messina photojournalist BuenaVista* photo
Melania Messina photographer based in Palermo (Italy).
Born in Palermo (Italy) on 1959, she attained a high school diploma of classical studies in Italy.
She moved to USA during the eighties, and frequented a course of photography at "Maui Community College" in the state of Hawaii first, and on 1988 she studied photography at the "School of Visual Arts" in New York. Since many years she has been engaged in a research of innovative visual codes, using color as form of expression while taking photos, often treating social issues with a special attention to women and gender differences. But mainly she focused on issues concerning Sicily, aiming to use photographic language to interfere with stereotypes which affect social integration.