Light came first | Soela Zani | TEDxTirana by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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Soela Zani throws back at her career as a photographer to understand better 'the common' concept. She speaks about her special relationship with children and her well known project, photographing Down Syndrome kids as famous paintings. She turns back to the essentials things that matter to our future as photos, memories that light captures and kids.

Born in Gjirokastra in 1980, Soela studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana (now the University of Arts) Costume Design & Scenography. Passionate about photography, immediately after graduating university, she worked in the printed media as a photographer and photo editor. Soela's art has to ouched many hearts, as her photographs transmit her belief that "every human is a work of art". In 2015, she teamed up with Down Syndrome Albania (DSA) and gave life to an incredible portrait series, inspired by famous art work. Since 2007, Soela runs her own studio mostly focused on children and family photographs

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