ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Trieste is one of the most intriguing Italian cities, fashioned by centuries of different and colliding cultures – Italian, Austrian, Balkan. It was in this multicultural setting that Donatella Davanzo was born. And it was this multicultural setting that likely shaped her interests in life.
Her first experience with photography dates back to childhood. “I was a little girl when I received my first camera, and I discovered a passion,” she explained during an interview. “I was really shy, and photography turned out to be a remarkable way to express myself.”
Passion for photography soon blended with Davanzo’s passion for people and for cultural variety. That’s why she earned a degree in anthropology and ethnography at the University of Venice. And that’s why she started working as an “anthropology photographer.” She considers and uses photography as an ethnographic way to study cultures.