Talitha - Puri Negri
Born in Milan in 1982, Talitha Puri Negri devoted the latest 4 years of her artistic career both to photography and humanitarian commitment in Nairobi, Kenya. She has been volunteering for the Twins International Association, teaching in school in the slums and for the “Alice for Children project “ living with the orphaned children. Her fist exhibition at Sotheby’s in Milan consisted of a selection of photos taken during the months she spent in Kenya; the proceeds from auction’s sales have been donated to the ONG. Talitha has just gone in a project to finance scholarships so to allow the children she has been teaching to to pursue their studies ; she has also created an ethical fashion project to help a local organization of HIV-positive Women.
In 2013 she exhibited at Sotheby’s photos taken during her travel in India and in Bangladesh; the proceeds have been devolved to the ONG Association for Sewa and its projects: Sewa Lucknow (India) and Banchte Shekha (Bangladesh. She has written articles about the work carried on by ONG and also about her life experiences and they’ve been published on : Vanity Fair, Grazia.it, Elle and Elle.it she’s presently contributing to . In Italy, it is five years she is volunteering for Piccolo Principe ONG which hosts 30 fostered children; last April she created an exhibition on this theme at Palazzo Serbelloni, made up of the portraits, taken by Giovanni Gastel, of the children hosted by the ONG. The exhibition has been taken to Rome on the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day, also thanks to the Children Ombudsman.