Claudio Majorana


Claudio Majorana was born in 1986 in Catania, Italy, where he still lives.

From his earliest age, he experienced the intertwined influence of art and science as he grew up spending time after school in his father’s radiology darkroom and his mother’s painting atelier.

His interest in photography bloomed during efforts to document the Sicilian skateboard scene in which he was deeply involved.

After completing a degree in medicine with a thesis on social cognition and brain development during adolescence, he chose to dedicate himself to photography, focusing on the coming of age years. From this personal research, he published Head of the Lion, his first monograph on this theme.

During the same year, he started working with photographer Arianna Arcara on the project Ciao vita mia (ongoing), set in Librino, a suburban neighborhood of Catania. He recently started a postgraduate school in psychotherapy, moved by the desire to deepen his knowledge of himself and others.

Majorana is now working on his upcoming book, Mal de Mer, a personal investigation of adolescence.

Since 2020, he has been a member of the photo collective CESURA.