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Tatiana Giacinti

Analog photographer
Des Moines, Iowa
Tatiana Giacinti, a French photographer born and raised in Greater Paris, fell in love with America’s urban landscapes and scenery a decade ago when she landed for the first time in Princeton, New Jersey, to be an Au Pair for a year. She never really settled in one exact location for the past last years, doing many back and forth between the U.S and Europe. Now, she owns her Green Card and has lived in Des Moines, Iowa, since October 2015.
Next to her full-time marketing job, she has a deep passion for film photography. She takes photos only with analog cameras that allow dreamy and lo-fi ambiance. She uses multiple film cameras, from medium format to fish-eye and compact styles. Her favorite cameras continue to be the LC-A+, Minolta SRT100, Leica M2 and the Canon EOS 3000.
Tatiana traveled intensely around the world throughout her life, saving all her most significant moments on negatives. Her style can be described as minimalist street photography, shooting favorite subjects from classic cars, palm trees and cactus, buildings, frontages, people from the back, symmetrical ways, and natural elements, to list a few!
One of her main photographic projects was created in Des Moines called: #somewhereindesmoines. It depicts a mix of random city hilarities, unexpected landscape symmetries, and odd street circumstances. Tatiana finds beauty where the ugly dominates. That project started in June 2014 when she discovered for the first time Des Moines and spent long hours outside wandering the sunny streets with her tiny, lightweight film camera, ready to snap the minimal, hidden details her eye detected.
She was honored to showcase her work in multiples art shows in town since then:

2016: “Le Garage Hermetic” group exhibit at Salisbury House with a double exposure photo was her first appearance in the Art Scene.2016: “Americana” juried group exhibit at the Des Moines Social Club Viaduct Gallery, with three featured photos “From the Pit” juried group exhibition at the Des Moines Social Club Viaduct Gallery2017: Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXIII at the Polk County Heritage Gallery (won a Merit Award)2017: Street Photography juried exhibition at Des Moines Art Center, three photos showcased2017: “Place we go” group show at Oliver+James Hair SalonMarch 2017: Month-long solo exhibition “somewhere in Des Moines” at The Lift bar, downtown Des Moines.March 2018: Month-long solo show “somewhere in Des Moines” at The Lift barJune 2018: Solo show at the Old Guild (Olson Larsen gallery) during Art weekNovember 2018: Solo show  “Somewhere” at Mars Café (Drake)2019: Artist stand at Limited Space one night eventNovember 2019: Month-long solo show “somewhere in Des Moines” at The Lift bar2020: Artist stand at Limited Space Art Week, one-night event2020: Artist stand at Billy Weather Foundation fundraising event for BLM at Wooly’s 2020: Virtual event exposure for Shutter Priority show (for Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation), Our Time group show (MainFrame, Yellow Door and Olson Larsen Gallery)2020: Solo show at BrewHouse Café in Pella.June 2021: Solo show during Art Week at The Cave DSM
She also has her photos displayed at several local shops in Des Moines, including Indie House, Horizon Line Coffee, The Bartender Handshake and Loyal Son Barbershop.
Tatiana has been involved in the art community, contributing to the Des Moines Art Week, being a board member of the Art Center Salon 4700 group and the Gala Committee, and the Polk County Heritage Gallery board member.

See more on tatianagiacinti.tumblr.com and somewhereindesmoines.tumblr.com`.