Italian professional photographer esteemed as a Photoshop Guru, Marianna Santoni has won many prestigious awards in Italy and abroad.
She is university professor in Cultural Heritage Photography degree course at the ISIA of Urbino and in Photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Perugia. She collaborates since years with the major international photography and digital imaging brands (ADOBE, CANON, NIKON, EPSON, HP, WACOM, X-RITE...) as expert, consultant, beta tester and speaker.
She is author of some publications such us manuals and specialistic articles.
She is a member of the international narrow Wacom Evangelist group.
Photographer and post-production expert, Marianna Santoni, and her team, have been promoting and spreading culture organizing training events connected to art, photography, post-production and communication.
Her personal website has a constantly growing Newsletter which currently numbers more than 25,000 members.
Marianna Santoni was born in Foligno (Perugia, Umbria, Italy) in 1978. She studied visual anthropology at the department of Letters and Philosophy in Perugia. This gave her the opportunity to further her knowledge on Photography and Photoshop, much more on a cultural basis rather than simply being a technical expert.
As a photographer, she has been publishing editorials and advertising campaigns in national, European and American magazines for several years now. Together with other international artists she showcased two of her photographic works at a collateral event during Biennale di Venezia 2011.
Santoni publishes books, specialist articles and video courses in Italy and abroad with different editorial boards as Applicando, De Agostini, Fotocult, Nikon...
Among her most important publications there are the first two Adobe Photoshop Lightroom guides in Italian done in 2007 on behalf of Adobe System Italia that in the very first few months was downloaded tens of thousands of times.
Since 2009 she collaborates with the newspaper La Stampa running the on line photography column "L'esperto risponde".
Each year she gives interviews on national newspapers and magazines.
Marianna Santoni has achieved many prestigious awards in Italy and abroad since the beginning of her career.
In 2010 the italian Ministry of Work and Social Politics realized and promoted the eminent publication "Merito al femminile" selecting Marianna Santoni as one of the 54 talented Italian women who have recently stood out in their professional fields: from politics to business, from university to research, from communication to sport, science, culture and art.
In 2007 she won the Premio Pericle d'Oro as "Donna dell'Anno" ("woman of the year").
In 2006 she received the award as Best Adobe Guru 2006 by Adobe Italia for her contagious passion and her effort in research and knowledge divulgation about Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom".