Victoria Cagol’s doctoral research investigates Italian landscape photographers’ response to the country’s industrialisation during the final decades of the 20th Century and their role in developing a new consideration of the Italian territory.

The project focuses on the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Veneto, with a particular interest in suburban areas. Considering practitioners active at the time as a unified artistic movement, the research considers Luigi Ghirri and Guido Guidi’s practice for their complexity and interest in depicting such “inbetween” space.

Victoria holds Master’s Degrees in Photography (History and Critical Theory) from Sotheby’s Institute of Art/Manchester University and in Journalism from Falmouth University. She continues to work as Photo Editor for The New York Times and other leading publications worldwide.