Claudia Amatruda (1995, Foggia) is a visual artist and graduated in New Technologies of Art – BA in Foggia, and is now based in Bologna. Her photographic research has been turned upside down by the discovery of a rare degenerative multi-organ disease, so in 2019 Claudia published the photo book Naiade, an autobiographical project that raises awareness of invisible diseases.
She has given talks in photography schools across Italy, at the Lodi Ethical Photography Festival and Lugano Photodays Switzerland. Claudia has exhibited Naiade in a solo exhibition at the Historical Museum of Lecce and won the second prize of the Musa Women Photographer Award, projecting her works at the Female Photography Biennale in Mantua 2020.
She won a scholarship from the SpazioLabò Bologna school for a Master in Documentary Photography. With her new project When you hear hoofbeats think of horses, not zebras Claudia won the PHEST-Festival of Photography Open Call Award in Monopoli, exhibiting her project in 2021.
Also in 2021 her work was published on Gaze Magazine France and Phmuseum.com. In 2022 Gup Magazine selected her among the 100 Greatest Emerging Photographers of Europe, and she won the Young Photographers from Italian Academies, Ragusa Photo Festival Open Call Award. Claudia was selected by Vogue Italia among the 25 artists to represent the Italian Artistic Panorama at the FotoVogue Festival in November 2023.