FRAMES Podcast with Adriana Benetti Longhini

On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast W. Scott Olsen is talking to Adriana Benetti Longhini, Tanzania-born and Italy-based landscape photographer.

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Adriana Benetti Longhini was born in Arusha, Tanzania in Africa below the slopes of Mount Meru and her majestic neighbour Kilimanjaro. Her school years where spent at Arusha School and then at the International School Moshi. Her childhood days were filled with memories of having glorious fun at our family’s coffee plantation called “Maswere” and numerous holidays with grandparents and family at Lake Manyara, Mombasa, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. 

During the 70’s Adriana’s parents left Tanzania for greener pastures in South Africa, firstly Durban and eventually to Johannesburg. During her 30 years in South Africa, she developed an intense love for this “Rainbow Nation”, from the Drakensberg, (Eastern Transvaal) Mpumalanga, Wild Coast, the Garden Route to the beautiful mother city Cape Town. 

She studied Fine Arts in Durban, Kwazulu Natal where she ventured into the world of photography, loving the hours in the darkroom developing predominately black and white photos. 

In recent years Adriana Benetti Longhini has gone back to live in Asiago, northern Italy where her ancestors used to live. She has a huge love for Europe and the diverse beauty she offers, and this continues to inspire her to use the magic of light and capture what her eye sees, and share it with the rest of the world.

© Adriana Benetti Longhini
© Adriana Benetti Longhini
© Adriana Benetti Longhini



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Comments (1):

  1. Paul Chaperon

    June 16, 2022 at 20:54

    A very inspiring podcast. My interest in landscape photography has been very gradual stemming from my childhood days of Blackband White photography together with developing and printing processes. I can relate to Adriana’s moods, feels and exhilaration in what she does, she is certainly a good peer to look up to. Thank you for sharing this worthwhile podcast.


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