The Childhood of a Family
My husband and I left our extended families in Italy fifteen years ago for a better job opportunity in the USA. For most relatives we have became “The Americans” but for our American friends we are “The Italians”. Worrying that my children would struggle with their cultural identity, I started celebrating and documenting our family life-style through my photographic work, revolving around their childhood.
As they allow me to experiment with my camera I am fascinated by everything I see through their eyes and by the sense of freedom our adventures bring to us. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to create a photographic record of the time we are spending together and to celebrate the deep connection we have with each other. Though my work is deeply personal and intended for creating a legacy that I will pass down to my children, it is also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing the viewer to enter my world and reflect on their own childhood.
Tiziana Rozzo’s work focuses on people, their relationships and the places where they work, play and live.
In 2012 she conceived and produced the idea of documenting the mentoring program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2013 she was invited to hold a photographic workshop “Learning to see: the healing power of photography” during the “Cultivating Humanism: a Symposium on Medicine and the Arts” at the Harvard’s Sackler Museum in Cambridge, MA. In 2013-14 she was awarded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for her project on documenting the team building program of doctors and nurses at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. In 2014 she was awarded by the Needham Education Foundation for documenting the learning steps of students K-5 in becoming city planners. Her solo exhibit “We are Builders of Our Community” was officially open at the Needham Town Hall and traveled to the Needham Public Library.
Rozzo was born and raised in Venice, Italy. She holds a master degree in neuroscience from the Max Planck Institute of Goettingen, Germany. In 2015 she moved with her family to USA where she found a job as an art and art history educator in an urban K-8 school in Roxbury, MA. Helping her students developing a sense of community by means of visual arts was a life changing experience that made her rethink her career as a scientist. Mother of four, she studied photography at the New England School of Photography and documentary photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. She recently joined the Atelier 21 program at the Griffin Museum of Photography, in MA where she is focusing on storytelling.
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