photographic practice and research interrogate notions of coloniality and identity. Testifying to a deep empathy, her photographs reveal the ways in which minority groups interact with their environment, developing strategies of survival and resistance.
For almost seven years, Lo Calzo has been engaged in a long-term photographic research project on the memories of the slave trade and slavery. This ambitious project, entitled Cham, has been and will continue to be carried out in Africa, the Caribbean and America. His photographs have been the subject of numerous exhibitions in museums, art centers and festivals, including Macaal in Marrakech, Afriques Capitales in Lille, the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, the Alinari National Museum of Photography in Florence and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Lightwork Collection in Syracuse (New York), the Alinari Archives in Florence, the Pinacoteca Civica in Monza, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam.
Nicola Lo Calzo lives and works between Paris, West Africa and the Caribbean.