Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 as archive director at Magnum Photos in New York; and later as photo editor for Colors magazine in Italy.
From 2012 to 2021, she was the Artistic Director of Cortona On The Move, an international festival of visual narrative. Since 2016, she is the photography curator at PhEST, a festival of contemporary photography and arts in Puglia. Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna worked as a freelance curator and a photo consultant for various publications, among which four years at D, the weekend supplement of La Repubblica (2008-2011). In the meantime, for eight years she was the Editorial Director of OjodePez, the bilingual documentary photo magazine published by La Fabrica, Madrid. Based in Barcelona since 2012, Arianna continues to develop photography projects at an international level. Besides her curatorial activity, Arianna is engaged in leading workshops and masterclasses, as well as private mentorship sessions.
She is in the selection committee of various institutions among which the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch. As a speaker and portfolio reviewer, Arianna is regularly invited to important photo events around the globe, such as: Houston Fotofest, USA; Photolucida, Portland, USA; Format Festival, Derby; UK; Daegu Photo Biennale, Corea; Paris Photo Lensculture Meeting Place, Francia, among others.
She is a regular participant in jury panels worldwide such as World Press Photo (2009), Hamburg Portfolio Review; Czech Press Photo; FNAC Talento Fotografico, PHMuseum Grant; Lensculture Awards; Photolucida Critical Mass; 6 Mois International Photojournalism Prize, among many.