Teresa Emanuele was born in Rome in 1980. She earned a BA in law from Rome's LUISS University and an LLM from Columbia University. It was living in New York City that fostered her interest in art as she began taking her first photographs, learning more about the medium along the way. In 2008 she attended the PhotoManhattan - School of Photography, where she perfected technique in black&white and portraiture. She quit as an associate in a Wall Street law firm at the end of 2008 and moved back to Rome to dedicate more time to art. Her artistic research focuses on the three-dimensional and kinetic potential of black&white prints on transparent surfaces such as glass and methacrylate. Teresa is also a consultant for MACRO - The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.