Alessandra d’Urso was born in Milan. She studied photography at the International Center of Photography and film at the New York Film Academy.
Upon her graduation she moved to Paris and worked for the Magnum Agency as an intern.
She spent the following years traveling around the world producing stories about social issues for different magazines, projects and exhibitions.
After ten years “on the road”, she is back to Paris developing personal and commercial projects.
Her work has appeared in Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair, Officiel Art, Marie-Claire, Nowness, Purple Diary, D della Repubblica, Next liberation among others and she has been working for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Ray Ban, Ines de la Fressange and Each x Other.
“For me, photography is a way to understand and accept the world. It’s a constant research of truth. It’s an ”excuse” to travel and to meet the most incredible people. Light is fundamental. Everything is transformed by light. I see the world in black and white. By eliminating colour I can focus on shadow and texture… I take things away in order to put them elsewhere, in order to get closer to their substance.”