Carlotta Cardana - Italy

Carlotta Cardana is an Italian portrait and documentary photographer based in London. She regularly contributes to magazines such as The New York Times, Style Magazine, De Volkskrant, L’OBS and DRepubblica. In her personal practice, she looks at indigenous spirituality, the relationship between humans and their environment and how one’s identity is shaped by the space and the culture he/she inhabits. Carlotta’s work has been awarded and exhibited in international galleries and festivals and is included in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the Parliamentary Art Collection.

What was it that drew you to the Star Wars Families commission? 

In my practice I’m interested in looking at how culture affects our identity and the way we present ourselves. I’ve also always been fascinated by family portraits and exploring the dynamics between individuals. Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon that spans decades and which has created a bond shared between different generations. For hard-core fans it can even be a sort of religion, shaping their lives and relationships. This commission brings together themes that I feel really close to, so I was naturally drawn to it.

Favourite Star Wars quote 

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope

See Carlotta Cardana’s Star Wars family here.

Star Wars Families presented by eBay is a collaboration between Lucasfilm and British Journal of Photography in advance of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. An immersive photographic and editorial project, it sheds light on families around the world who have enjoyed the magic of Star Wars for nearly half a century.

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