About me

Beba Stoppani, who was born in Milan, lives and works in Mexico and Italy.
After attending a secondary school focusing on humanities, she graduated in biology and then carried out scientific research at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Milan. Subsequently she obtained a diploma in photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design and started to work for Studio Azzurro in Milan. Soon she developed an independent style and, in 1989, opened her own photographic studio, specializing in architecture, design and advertising. She contributed to magazines related to these fields, such as Domus, Abitare, Interni, Axis and Gran Bazaar, and worked for such firms as B&B, Flos, Artemide, Luceplan, Limonta, Bisazza, Alessi and Pomellato, and international architecture offices on projects in Italy and elsewhere.


Her own artistic interests, linked to her love for nature and hidden beauty, led her to travel and record the various cultures that she encountered. Starting with the project ‘Sulle orme della via della seta: dal Giappone al mediterraneo’ (Following the Silk Road: from Japan to the Mediterranean), she continued with the exhibitions: ‘Verso la Patagonia’ (Towards Patagonia), 1995, Argentinian Consulate, Milan; ‘Sumo rito e tradizione nel Giappone contemporaneo’ (Sumo: Rite and Tradition in Contemporary Japan), 1997; ‘Birmania un paese da amare’ (Burma: a Country to Love), 1999, Orciano di Pesaro; Sumo (video), 2000, First National Festival of Multimedia Arts, Orciano di Pesaro; ‘Oaxaca, tredici lune’ (Oaxaca: Thirteen Moons), 2010, Biennial Photography Award, Fiastra (province of Macerata); ‘Riflessioni’ (Reflections) 2012, sacristy of the church of San Marco, Brera, Milan.