Short Biography:

Valeria Luongo (Rome, 1989) is a London based documentary photographer, filmmaker and anthropologist whose work focuses on topics such as spiritual communities, women’s voices and globalised environments. 


2019: BBC, “The Secret Life of Nuns” featured in BBC’s Secret Worlds series.

2019: “La vita segreta delle suore” featured in Exibart.

2019:  “Secret Life of Nuns: A look behind Convent walls” featured in The Guardian picture essay.

2016: “Noche Vibrantil” featured in Blanco Movil.

Awards and exhibitions

Shortlisted for the RSP Joan Wakelin Bursary 2019

Shortlisted for the Filmmakers Without Borders fund 2019 

Winner of the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain (AHRC) fund “Cross Language Dynamics for short documentaries production 2018           

Selected as a participant of the Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop, Manchester 2017

“A Sisterhood” exhibited at Alianza Francesa of Puebla, May 2016

Winner of the Emerging photographic talents grant “Intersecciones”, at Alianza Francesa of Puebla, 2016