Portes d Or

11ème  Édition

Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes de la Goutte d'Or dans le 18ème arrondissement de Paris

Elena Perlino


Elena Perlino is an Italian documentary photographer based in Paris.

Perlino has been a recipient of the 2015 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant and the Open Society Foundations Grant in 2013.

Perlino embarked on a long-term project focusing on Nigerian trafficking to Italy: the book Pipeline got published in 2014 (Schilt Publishing - André Frère Éditions).

Her images have been exhibited in France, Italy, Bosnia, Sweden and the USA and have been published in Newsweek, Daily Mail, Die Zeit, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Feature Shoot, Elle, Darwin, Stylist, Io Donna, Glamour and D di Repubblica, amongst others.

Perlino’s images are distributed by Picturetank, Paris.

Formation et expérience

Elena Perlino (Italy, 1972) earned an MA in Modern Literature from the University of Turin and was selected for the biennial seminar Reflexions Masterclass (Paris).


2015 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund - Grant
2013 Open Society Foundations - Grant
2013 Prize Portfolio ANI - Vendôme, France

2013 Magnum Emergency Fund (Nominee)
2011 Magnum Emergency Fund (Nominee)

2006 Bourse de production - Septembre de la Photographie - Lyon – Grant
2005 Photoespana, Descubrimientos - Finalist

Expositions, événements, parutions


2015 - Château Musée Vodou, Strasbourg - France
2015 - Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie - Canada
2015 - Cortona on the Move, Cortona - Italy
2015 - Arvis, Associazione Arti Visive, Palermo - Italy
2014 - Pan, Palazzo Arti Napoli, Napoli - Italy
2014 - Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan - France
2014 - Promenades photographiques, Vendôme - France
2013 - Photissima Art Fair&Festival, Turin - Italy
2012 - Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas - USA
2010 - Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles - France
2009 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa - Italy
2006 - Biennal de la Photographie, Lyon - France
2005 - PhotoEspaña, Madrid - Spain
2003 - Banja Luka Festival - Bosnia

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