Ilaria Sagaria was born in Palomonte, Salerno, in 1989. In 2008 she moved to Naples to attend the Academy of Fine Arts, graduating both in painting and in photography.
In 2015 she won the international photographic contest by the Ariano International Film Festival and followed by winning the Sette opere di Misericordia Prize organized by the Museum of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples, in the next year. She exposed some photos in the selfportrait collection of the MUSINF Museum in Senigallia and they were also published by Giorgio Bonomi in his book Il corpo Solitario. L’autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea vol.2.
In 2018 she was selected by Antonio Biasiucci to attend the “LAB/Laboratorio irregolare”, a two years master class. In the same year, she won the Biennal of the Young Photographer in Italy and she was also selected by the Portfolio Italia contest, with her work "Pain is not a privilege". Currently she is working as photographer living in Naples and Munich. Photography is her happiness.
Pain is not a privilege
"...the so-called acid throwing can be identified as a form of violence that has a greater impact on women, while reflecting and perpetuating their sexual discrimination within society. The victims are forced to tolerate inconceivable torture: they are hit with jets of corrosive acid on the skin of their face, they are blinded, deafened, annihilated. This can happen to girls or women who dare to refuse getting engaged or married because their dowry is not considered enough by the families of their husbands, because they have interrupted a relationship or even due to envy and malice. The scarred face is only a visible part of the ordeal that these women must confront: in addition to the brutality of the evidence caused by an inhuman gesture, unbearable pain, surgery, signs and scars, there is a psychological trauma expressing itself through the inability to recognize oneself, depression and isolation..."