My name is Alia Romagnoli and I am an art director and photographer based in London. I am half Indian and half Italian, and I moved between Europe and Asia for the first few years of my life, but I spent most of my childhood in India. Because of this, a lot of my work is a combination of both the similarities and differences in these two cultures. I like to incorporate the colours, patterns, and textures of India alongside the Western sensibility of Europe as this
reminds me of where I grew up.
I try to shoot mostly women of colour as I feel that there is a considerable lack
of representation even within Asian media. The diversity within India is often something which is unacknowledged; the current representation proliferates the misconception of an overgeneralised portrayal of Indian women particularly,
and this is something which I hope to address with my work.