Guia Besana, (b.1972), Italian self-taught photographer currently living and working between Paris (France) and Barcelona (Spain).  After studies in media and communication in Turin, Italy, in 1994 she becomes photographer and moves to Paris (France).  With a particular attention to women’s issues she travels in different countries and joins Anzenberger Agency in 2005 and the Gallery in 2013.  Since 2016 she is also represented by 1968 Gallery (London).

Her work is regularly published in international magazines and blogs: BLINK, CNN photo blog, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Courrier International, D di Repubblica, Esquire … Her personal work has been recognized by several international awards: Los Angeles LADCA (USA), MIFA (Russia), MarieClaire International Award, AI AP (USA), PWP - Professional Women Photographers (USA), finalist at Julia Margaret Cameron Award (France), finalist at Prix Leica Oskar Barnack . With her personal project « Baby Blues »  she won the Amilcare Ponchielli Grin 2012 (Italy). 

Her images have been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Buenos Aires, Italy, France, Spain and Malaysia.


Agency Representation by :

Anzenberger Agency (Vienna)

Gallery Representation by :

Anzenberger Gallery (Vienna)1968 (London)



2016 Shortlisted for EPS Emerging Photographer Fund

2016 Honorable mention MIFA

2014 Honorable mention MIFA

2014  AI AP American Photography 30 chosen picture

2012 Finalist Marie Claire Award

2011  Premio Amilcare Ponchielli 2011- GRIN

2011  AI AP American Photography 27 selected picture

2010  PWP - Professional Women Photographers - 3rd place People

2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award - Finalist

2010 KL - Finalist

2009 IPA Award - Honorable Mention

2007AI AP American Photography - chosen picture

2005Leica Oskar Barnack - selected for 10 finalist run up Rencontres de la Photographie ARLES

2005Canon Award  

2004Fnac Award - Jury Honorable Mention



01-04/2017    The Light Factory - Charlotte, NC

06/2016    Fotoleggendo festival - Rome Italy

03/2015    10 Years Premio Ponchielli – Milan Italy   

11/2014       Photissima Fair Turin Italy

09/2014    Festival de La Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11/2012      Expo MarieClaire International Photography Award – Paris - France

06/ 2011   “Professional Women Photographers” - Soho Photo Gallery, New York City, NY

05/ 2010   "Reflexions Masterclass"- video - Mairie du IVeme arr. Mois de la Photo, Paris, France

10/ 2010   “10 Anni Fnac”  - Fnac - Milan, Italy

05/ 2010    “KL Award” - The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

04/ 2010    “Domestic” - Caja Madrid Program-Espacio Cultural Caja Madrid- Barcelona, Spain

03/ 2009   “I Bought Me a Cat” - MiCamera Gallery - Milan, Italy

05/ 2008   “I Bought Me a Cat” - B Gallery - Rome, Italy

06/ 2008   “Coffee Roots” – Lavazza - Turin, Italy

01/ 2007   “Reflections” - Archivio Parisio - Naples, Italy

12/ 2006   “Reflections” - Corigliano Photo Festival - Corigliano Calabro, Italy

10/ 2005   Castello di Rivalta - Turin, Italy

09/ 2005   “Reflections” - Rencontres Photographiques - Sud Gironde, France

02/ 2005   Grazia Neri Gallery - Milan, Italy



LACMA Los Angeles

FNAC Italy

SEAT Pagine Gialle



BLINK - New York Times - CNN - MarieClaire - Vanity Fair - Courrier International - Le Monde - Le Monde M - Elle - Leica World Magazine