Rita Nannini is a conceptual documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally drawn to the medium as a vehicle to capture otherness, her personal work focuses on the vernacular. Many of her projects explore different ways of viewing the quotidien: motherhood in the first person, the micro landscape of the suburban backyard and the landscape as a composite of images.
She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at the New Jersey State Museum, the Griffin Museum, Photoville, Princeton University, Beit Hatfutsot, Israel and Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo. Her work has appeared in major international publications: The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsweek, L'Obs, Yomiuri Shimbun, Welt Am Sonntag and The Jerusalem Post.
Rita is a 2021 recipient of the New York City Artists Corps Grant for her work First Stop Last Stop, a photo documentation of all the terminal stops of the New York City Subway. She has also received grants for photography from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.