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Paola Ferrario was born in Rho (Milan) Italy in 1963. She received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1988. Since then, she has completed large, narrative and documentary photographic projects in Italy, Guatemala, and the United States.
She has received several awards and fellowships, including the Friends of Photography/Calumet Emerging Photographer award in 2000; the Paul Taylor/Dorothea Lange Prize from Duke University in 2001; a Puffin Foundation grant in 2003; and a Guggenheim fellowship in photography in 2004.
Paula Ferrario's work has been collected by several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.