I studied psychology, cinema and photography at the University of Miami and photography at the Spéos Institute in Paris. I began professional work in New York City as an an editor and photography assistant, moving to London in 2000 to pursue a career as a television editor, colourist, and later as a photographer and writer. My practice focuses on long term projects which examine a social element or issue. I guest lecture in photography and film and speak internationally.
An Equal Difference began as a portrait project about gender equality in 2013. It takes inspiration from, and analyses Icelandic society, but seeks to understand how we all could build more equal and benevolent societies. Through the lens of still photography, I was granted entrance to my collaborators' interior thought processes and delved deeper into my own awareness. This book shares those discoveries. You can see more of my photography on www.gabriellemotola.com.