About SooS Chronicles

SooS Chronicles is an Italian collective of documentary photographers founded by Filippo Bardazzi and Laura Chiaroni, which focuses on the relationship between man and environment, with a peculiar interest in all those changes involving past and present.

They first merged their different experiences – Laura graduated in Photography at L.A.B.A. (Libera Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence) and Filippo is a journalist graduated in Philosophy – in 2011 thanks to a collaboration with Archivio Fotografico Toscano for the conservation and valorization of historical photographic collections.

Standing Still (2013) was their first long term project: a photographic survey of the American West and its representation in contemporary iconography, while The Great Illusion (2015), documented the early explorations of unconventional gas in Europe. Granitsa (2017) is their latest work. It focuses on the Russian community of Ida-Viru county, Estonia.

Their images have been published both on Italian and international magazines (D – La Repubblica, La Stampa, Gente, Newsweek Japan, The Financial Times) and have been shortlisted and awarded in several photographic festivals worldwide (FoFu Phot’Art – Fucecchio, Premio Marco Pesaresi, Rovinj Photodays, Atkins CIWEM – London, Photo Kathmandu, Riga Photomonth, Athens Photo Festival).