Drew Nikonowicz is a photographer from Saint Louis, Missouri. In 2016, Nikonowicz obtained a scholarship at Fabrica. This was the first time he had gone overseas. From his Italian experience the short documentary “Notes from Anywhere” was born. It tells the lapse of time when Drew expands his research, experiments it on his own skin and tries to test out the truth in it. This documentary, directed by Mattia Mura, is a portrait of a young, talented photographer, but also an invitation to travel and to overcome your own limits.
Mattia Mura (born in Cecina, Tuscany, 1992) began his artistic career at a very young age as a writer. His fantasy novel, “Liberando Lastlend”, written when he was only 13 years old, was published in 2006. The book received the 1st Prize at the ACSI Club for writers under 20. From 2009 to 2013 he was the screenwriter, director and editor of Helix Pictures productions, a cultural association which promotes Tuscany through independent films. In 2014 he graduated with 110 cum laude at the University La Sapienza of Rome. In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship at Fabrica, during this time he filmed Macedonia protests during the Colorful Revolution, American photographer Drew Nikonowicz’s work and experiences in Italy and the life of the Damanhur Spiritual Community, the biggest ecovillage in Italy. His work mainly focuses on the limits (of perception, of art, of geography).
Drew Nikonowicz (born in St. Louis Missouri, 1993) earned a BFA degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2016. His work employs analog photographic processes as well as computer simulations to deal with exploration and experience in contemporary culture. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Lenscratch Student Prize. Nikonowicz recently completed a one-year residency at Fabrica and now lives and works in the United States in Saint Louis, Missouri.