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Raffaela Lepanto Editing | Photography | Writing

Editing | Photography | Writing


Milan, Lombardy - 20121 - Italy

ExperienceI'm a Photography Consultant with 19 years' experience in the Media and Photography industries.

An enthusiast by nature, I have excellent communication skills, a great attention to details and extensive experience in Coaching, Content Management / Curation, Photo Editing, Photo Researching, Creative Direction and Web Development. I'm very used to work remotely under tight deadlines. Native Italian, fluent in English.

I currently work between Milan and London, where I collaborate with the University of the Arts London, PhotoFusion, and FourCorners Film &Photography, providing workshops, bespoke consultancies and one-to-one support to photographers, in person or on Skype.

The work I do today is something for which I feel extremely lucky; it’s a way for me to bring together my experience and passion, to get to know extraordinary people, and to keep learning, every single day.

If you have questions or want to have a chat, I do offer Free Intro Consults on all my services.
You can reach me at or directly book an intro consult here:


From 1999 to 2008 I’ve been working as a Photo Editor & Photo Researcher in the Sales Department of Grazia Neri PhotoAgency (Milan, Italy). These 9 years have been for me a huge learning experience on all fronts; the variety of magazines and photographers I’ve been working with, from News and Documentary Photography to Fine Art, from Stock Photography to Fashion, taught me the differences in editing, presenting and pitching for different markets; at the same time, dealing both with photographers and clients at once has been priceless in teaching me how to keep a realistic balance between dreams and market needs and how to present a photographic work at its best, artistically but also commercially.

Between 2010 and 2013 I worked as a Photo Editor, Production Manager and Web Creative Director for Emblema Photoagency (Milan, Italy), where I’ve been hired to relaunch the agency on the international market; scouting new emerging talents and managing a roster of many photographers, being responsible for all aspects of production and for the presentation of the work to the public has been a fantastic adventure that rewarded me beyond expectations, with many Productions published on some of the best international Magazines and our Photographers awarded in important international contests.

In 2013 I started my solo-Photography Consultancy business which is where I am today.
During these last 5 years I collaborated with several organizations for photographers and schools, including the University of the Arts London where I currently run two short courses, PhotoFusion, Four Corners Film and Photography, The Frontline Club in London (UK), NOC and The Photographers' Room in Milan (Italy).

I'm also a Photographer myself, which I like to think helps me being a better editor (this, in the good days. In the bad ones, the reverse is true - being an editor sorta gets in the way, if you know what I mean...!). You can have a look at my work as a photographer here:

EducationMultimedia Methodology
MediaStorm (New York)
-Independent coursework-

Digital Photography
University of the Arts London (London)
-Independent coursework-

International Political Sciences
Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan)
-Bachelor Degree-

Speciality1 to 1 Consult

Real-time sessions sharing Skype workspace- with flexible scheduling - open to discuss together anything you might need support with.

Single Edit

Enhancing the presentation and the narration of your project or portfolio through a brand new edit and a sequence tailored on your final output.

Web Edit

Full Web revamp, from Editing your Portfolio and Projects to helping you present yourself at your best with your About, Contact and Blog pages.

New Website

A brand new customer-friendly website, using the newest designs and platforms for photographers and built around your specific style and market.

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