Giada Cipollone, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the research project “INCOMMON. In praise of community. Shared creativity in arts and politics in Italy (1959-1979)” hosted by IUAV, University of Venice and directed by Annalisa Sacchi. She received her PhD from the University of Pavia – where she graduated in 2015 – in 2019, with a thesis focused on the history of theatre and cinema photography in Italy. In 2018 she was visiting scholar at Westminster University of London (supervisor: prof. David Bate). She is involved in the activities of the research center “Self Media Lab. Writings, performance, technologies of the Self”, directed by Federica Villa and she is part of the organizing committee of the annual international summer school “The Safekeeping of Memory”. Her main research interests concern: the relationship between theatre and photography; the history and the aesthetics of Italian theatre photography; the contemporary experiences of self-construction through new technologies. Her first book, titled Actor’s portraiture and “still” photography in Italy (1905-1943). The images of actress from the Turconi Archive, has been published in 2020 by Scalpendi (Milan).