Valeria Scrilatti was born in Pesaro in 1985. She studied Photography and Visual Arts at Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.
Her work, through long-term projects, mainly focuses on the relationship between margins and individual identities, especially within contexts of urban informality.
Between 2011 and 2013 she realized "Almost wild", about zoological institutions putting animals on display inside artificial copies of their natural habitats. Afterwards, until 2015, she investigated Eastern margins around consolidated urban areas of Rome, characterized by the ambivalence of being central and peripheral at the same time. In 2016 she traveled to Tunisia, crossing a complexity of individual stories belonging to the most vulnerable population groups: youngs excluded from the democratic process started after the Arab Spring and black Tunisian and sub-Saharan communities, facing a daily reality of racial discrimination.
She currently lives and works in Rome.
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.
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.