Pia is a biologist, photographer and author.
Originally from Milan of Italian and German nationality, with a PhD in ecology, she lived for years in the Amazon rainforest for her work as tropical ecologist on international projects. Pia has also lived in Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Brazil, and South Africa. Now she calls France home.
She was admitted to the German Society for Photography (DGPh) in 2020. And is a member of the German Association of Journalists (DFJV), OpticNerve Collective (International) and Collectif Photon. If that’s not enough, she is the secretary of the Antibes Photo Club, France and a juror of the Fédération Française de Photographie and the Heidelberger Sommerschule der Photographie.
Pia has carried a camera with her since the day her father gave her a Minolta at the age 9. She used the analog camera for scientific documentation. After landscape and macro, Pia was drawn to street and conceptual photography 2016. She keep post-production at a minimum and composes photos in camera. She shoots with the Leica Q2, Ricoh GRiii, Fuji X100F and Olympus OM5 M2.
Pia is the author of numerous scientific biological studies and books on photography soft skills. Because she travel extensively, she photographs in many countries during her free time. Pia also holds street photography workshops and webinars. As someone who cares deeply about the state of our environment, she participates participates in round tables and debates about how to use art for a better world.