(Napoli, 1977) Professional journalist and photo-consultant, she is the creative director of DER*LAB consulting and photographic design studio. Irene teaches at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Rome and collaborates as a tutor and consultant with some of the major Italian photography schools (Isfci, Rufa, Scuola Romana di Fotografia in Rome and Studio Marangoni Foundation in Florence, among others). As editor, she has worked for il Manifesto and for D, La Repubblica delle Donne . As a freelance she has created, together photographers, visual stories featured in Geo France, The Independent, l’Espresso, D, XL, Marie Claire and Riders . Her articles have been published by publications such as La Lettura - Il Corriere della Sera , Il Sole 24 ore and Pagina99 . She has published two in-depth photographic essays, My generation (Postcart, 2012) and iRevolution (Postcart, 2014). In 2022 she published in the US for Yoffy Press Holding Time , a book created together with photographer Catherine Panebianco, of which Irene is the author of the texts. Her first photographic book ( La Madre Attesa , edited by Laia Abril) and her new essay Muse col Muso, animal imagery in contemporary photography are expected to be released by Postcart in 2022. She loves animals, and their cultural and iconographic representations, and she talks about them in her blog about her Zazie Dogzine.