Stefano CARINI

Noor Images Agency, Creative Director, Italy

2 Afternoon & 4 Afternoon
Born in Torino, Italy in 1985, Carini is an independent photography professional with a radical approach to the use of images. He is the co- founder and director of DARST Projects and the Creative Director of NOOR Images and the NOOR Foundation. An independent thinker, visual artist, photographer, curator, book designer, writer and filmmaker Carini’s core interest lays in visual education, visual literacy and indigenous production of visual work.
After studying photography and photojournalism in London, UK and Arhus, Denmark, he briefly worked as photo editor for NOOR Images in Amsterdam before moving to Iraq where he lead Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency through the war with ISIS and until October 2015 producing several bodies of work which were exhibited across Europe (Map of Displacement, Over My Eyes, Twana’s Box among others).
In 2016 he co-founded DARST Projects, an independent cultural hub for the research, production and publishing of documentary projects that produced ground breaking projects ever since. In 2017 together with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art he designed and curated the Over My Eyes exhibition, the largest collection of documentary photography from Iraq ever made.
He has conceived, designed, curated and produced exhibitions in Italy, Europe and the Middle East, collaborating with festivals, galleries and museums of photography and contemporary art. Carini trains photographers and visual storytellers in Europe and The Middle East and has given lectures at different institutions across the world.
He has led visual laboratories with children in the Roma community, with refugees and IDPs in Iraq and with students across Europe. He is based in Torino Italy where he lives with his two children.
English - Italian
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture