About your local photographer

I was born and raised in NYC and studied art in Florence, Italy, later to move to Milan to start a career in editorial and fine art photography. After 10 years in Milan I took a one year break to photograph Yemen for the Aga Khan Architecture Award, Architecture Review Mag. in London, Elle Decor, the British Council etc. which also resulted in several group and one person shows and projects including a show at the Monde de Arabe in Paris. I moved to Istanbul in 1996 and has been there ever since where I am the staff photographer for Cornucopia Magazine.
After working a few years on a TV show for a local network, in 2012 I founded my photography walks in Istanbul and in Sicily.

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2 reviews  


  • Marie-Claude
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • Monica took us to places that we would not have had a chance to see, including a nice lunch in a simple but authentic restaurant. Her willingness to impart her knowledge of Istanbul was invaluable to us. The experience was worth every lire! Thank you Monica

  • John
  • Oct 6, 2019
  • Monica's Photo-walk was an excellent opportunity to get unique images of the Caravansarai's and rooftops of the Grand Bazaar. Her knowledge of the Grand Bazaar and relationships with the local shop owners was an obvious advantage and enabled us to gain more insight into the background of the workings of the Bazaar. Monica was an excellent host with a relaxed yet informed style. Her inter-personal skills are such that I'm sure she would enable photographers of all abilities to get unique images of the Grand Bazaar. A really enjoyable and productive experience.