Ambra Vernuccio

While Vernuccio was working commercially in Kenya in 2011 she began a personal project photographing two neighbourhoods in Nairobi: Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, and Umoja. This series of work focused on the profound cultural and identity changes that occur in the contemporary world, especially in relation to urban and suburban spaces and how they relate to the individual. The photographs she produced became an investigation into the roots of societal and economic issues that countries like Kenya are currently facing.

Most of this work focuses on candid photographs of individuals in their home or work environment. There is a playful nature to the images and the intimate moments captured reveal a bond that exists between each person and their life in their surroundings. Places which are at the same time sombre, moving and joyful.

In the future Vernuccio is hoping to return to Nairobi and continue her work photographing and documenting this fascinating world. Vernuccio lives in London and works internationally for commercial clients including L’Oreal, Unilever, The Royal Opera House, Sadlers’ Wells, Ideastap, SkyArts and BBC.

In 2013 Vernuccio has been awarded the prestigious Milly Apthorp Prize at the ArtsDepot Gallery.


Ambra Vernuccio

Selected Exhibitions

2013 – Artsdepot Open, Apthorp Gallery, London

Capture Tower Hamlets exhibition, London, UK
Photomonth – PhotoOpen, Rich Mix Gallery, London, UK
Islington Contemporary Art Fair, Candid Galleries, London, UK
Foto8 Summershow, Host Gallery, London, UK
Fringes: Images from the Street, Blackline Parlour, London, UK
Hoppe Street Portrait Show, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2010 – Group Show, Remp'Art Gallery, Marrakesh, Morocco

2005 – Solo exhibition, "Nessun Dove", Rome, Italy

2004 – Collective Show, ISIA , Urbino, Italy ×