mm-1 (1)Marina Misiti is a Rome-based journalist and reportage artist. She graduated with honors in Cultural Anthropology from La Sapienza University of Rome and specializes in Visual Anthropology.

Having left the corporate media world upon travelling as a reporter, photographer and reportage illustrator, she has spent most of her life going back and forth between her native Italy and other countries. Her visual-stories, portrait-interviews and reportages appeared in daily, weekly and monthly publications (“Paese Sera”, “Sette”- Corriere della Sera, “L’Unità”, “Marie Claire”, “Elle”, “Grazia”, “Gioia”, “Style.it”, “Master Viaggi”, “Nigrizia”, “E’Lifestyle”, “Viaggiando”, among others), and in some recent books and travel guides.

As a reportage artist she has been exhibited four different times in New York City: Macy’s Herald sq, Manhattan Borough President Gallery, Durst Gallery, Callahan Gallery in Brooklyn, in a London Flip Event, and in Brazil (Florianopolis and Brusque). In Italy she has shown her work at the International Photo Festival of Corigliano C. (2008), the Emilio Greco Museum in Sabaudia, the ViaGiulia95 Gallery (Rome 2009),  the laranarossa Gallery in Latina.  She has won the Fata Morgana Reportage Award by Lions Club in 2006, and a Donna dell’Anno 2008 Award by Ajon ed., and she published three art-books in Limited Edition. She currently participates in exhibitions and encounters on the topic of the Reportage illustrations from her own perspective as a Visual Anthropologist and Reporter: drawing has always been an important part of her life, so photos, calligraphy and collage, and everywhere she goes, she takes sketchbook, pen and ink along with her. She likes to play with different techniques and approaches.

For two decades as a journalist and writer she covered travel news, foreign and current affairs for Italy’s most popular magazines and newspapers, specializes in travel and on-location event reportage from Kosovo, Bosnia, Middle East, Morocco, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Cuba, Russia, Japan, Brazil, India, Mexico, Argentina, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, United States, Greece, West and East Europe Countries, Oman, Emirates, etc. Recently she has published a book with a collection of stories: “Ho cambiato la mia vita: 20 storie di donne dal mondo Tupperware”, MONDADORI Electa, 2013 (now in ebook on iTunes).

As a blogger in 2008 she founded the widely read blog-zine Donneconlavaligia-I miei taccuini di viaggio and published the illustrated guide: “Donne con la valigia: A Little Guide to the Art of Stylish Travelling” (Astraea Publishing House, 2009). The blog and the book have been featured in numerous publications, radio and tv (including Tg3, Tg5, Radio Uno, Radio 24, Radio Capodistria, Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Corriere della Sera, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Glamour, Marie Claire Travel, Vanity Fair/Traveller, Vogue Portogallo, Touring Club magazine and websites as Yahoo Travel, Style.it, Elle, etc.)

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