GOOD NEWS: Giulia Berto exhibits Fragments in Ireland, 7 – 17 March 2019

© Giulia Berto. Untitled #3 - From the series Fragments. Dublin, Ireland, 2018.

We’re very proud to share that Shutter Hub member Giulia Berto will be exhibiting her solo show ‘Fragments’, for the first time in Ireland, at The Darkroom, during March 2019.

We first met Giulia when she won the Shutter Hub Award at PHOTOMASTERS in 2016, then a year later she was voted Best in Show by the public at the Shutter Hub OPEN 2017, at Retina Photography Festival. We’ve loved following her work, and sharing it in some of our exhibitions (in the UK, France and Israel), and in 2018 we nominated Giulia for a 100 Heroines award with the RPS. You could say we’re fans!


© Giulia Berto. My uncle’s swimming pool where you and I sunbathed during the summer. From the series Fragments. Italy, 2016

Berto’s work focuses on long-term projects; her medium of choice is photography and she uses purely black and white film for this project.‘Fragments’ investigates the emotional aftermath of lovers in a long-distance relationship. Berto’s photographs capture ephemeral moments within a relationship. By expressing the feelings and sentiments explored throughout her journey, she invites the viewer to be transported to three cities, four countries and two continents. Going from an apartment in New York City to a small caravan in Wexford, Ireland, passing by Italy, her homeland, and UK, where she met her partner in 2012. With ‘Fragments’ she takes us into an intimate and moving peregrination of longing, separation and reunion.

Berto belongs to a generation that sees beyond the boundaries of borders, moving freely from one country to another with openness and confidence. This attitude is reflected in her work, where she is unafraid of exposing the frailties and uncertainties faced during her personal journey, making it into a brave and poignant representation of the world we live in now. She captures each moment of the voyage rooted in the emotions, time and space she is experiencing. This is expressed in her photography where you will find, fine grain detailed portraits combined with soft grain landscapes. Images that become abstract merging into the film grain instinctively and elegantly infusing the visual imagery with her own feelings.

Giulia Berto is an Italian photographic visual artist. She has lived in Turin, London, Berlin and New York and is now based in Dublin. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

After she graduated in 2013 from the International Center of Photography in New York, Berto through photographing moments in her life, began to see a pattern emerging in her work, this became ‘Fragments’. The project is created with a Yashica film camera, shot on Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film and printed by the artist on cellulose-based Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325gsm paper.


‘Fragments’ opens on Thursday March 7th with a reception for the artist from 6pm – 9pm, and runs until March 17th, 2019, with an Artist Talk on Thursday March 14th.

The Darkroom
32 north Brunswick street, Dublin 7

The Darkroom is a nonprofit organization which mission is to support and encourage risk-taking emerging photographers and artists as well as introduce a new audience to the medium, keeping Analogue Photography firmly on Dublin and Ireland’s creative and cultural map.


See Giulia’s Shutter Hub portfolio here, to find out more about her work.



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