Simona Ghizzoni (1977) studied photography at ISFAV in Padua and earned an MA in the History of Photography from the University of Bologna. Since 2005, she has committed her time and energy to documentary photography and personal research projects, not least projects revolving around the plight of women. From 2006 to 2010, Ghizzoni worked on the project entitled ‘Odd Days’, focusing on eating disorders. She won 3rd prize for a single portrait at World Press Photo 2008 and the Photoespaña Ojodepez Award for Human Values in 2009. In 2010, the artist embarked on a long-term project about the consequences of war on women’s lives, working in Jordan with Iraqi refugees, on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and in the Western Sahara, thanks to ‘The Aftermath Project’. With the project ‘After dark’, about the condition of female victims of Cast Lead operations on the Gaza Strip, she was awarded with 3rd prize for Contemporary Issues at World Press Photo 2012. Ghizzoni’s self-portrait series ‘In Between’ was exhibited at Paris Photo 2008, as was the series ‘A Minor Place’ in 2009 and ‘Aftermath’ in 2010.