Valeria de Berardinis



Valeria De Berardinis was born in Italy. She's a production assistant.

After receiving a degree in the History of Arts and Sciences with a thesis on the history of contemporary photography, she furthered her studies attending a photography course at “Cromatica Photo Agency” and also with a high level training course in photo editing (at “Nuovi Giornalismi - New Journalism” organizsd by Internazionale in collaboration to Luiss Business School of Rome). She has worked as an assistant at art galleries (Sala 1 – International Center for Contemporary art in Rome) as well as at artist's studios (Oliviero Rainaldi, Artist studios Pastificio Cerere in Rome. In 2010, she did an internship at Emergency, dealing with the management of the photo archive and collaborating in projects of communication related to photography.

In 2011, she started to work with Zona, as an assistant producer in photo and video-documentary projects,such as the documentary Just to Let You Know That I'm Alive or Felix's Diary. In 2015 she worked on the project Uncut ( a webdocumentary and a short documentary on female genital mutilations ) as assistant producer and data resercher

Funded projects


UNCUT is a web-documentary on female genital mutilations (FGM), with a data journalism survey through Africa and Europe. It narrates stories of women in Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, where FGM has been fought hard—and successfully.

Crossing The River

This interactive web documentary follows the struggle for life of four passionate female health professionels in Sub-Saharan Africa, where maternal mortality registers the highest rates in the world.