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Dolphins bow riding in front of a whale underwater horizontal

Friends of Italy Lecture
March 14th, 2024

There are a lot of similarities between Hawaii and Italy. The pace of living, the sense of community, the climate, and even the familiar sight of mountains and sea. What really stands out is the connection both cultures have with the water. From a sea that was once plentiful to an ocean that still thrives this a journey to find a home away from home through a series of underwater photographs. 


Join me for a meet and greet over Italian wine and appetizers. A fun evening hosted by Friends of Italy - Society of Hawaii

Learn more about my journey

Past Events

Sharks: The Beauty Behind the Fear 
October 30th 2023 

Join me at the third edition of Cive, a Cressi University virtual event bringing together our community for a day of inspiration, knowledge, and adventure. Mark your calendars and get ready for an immersive experience that will take you to depths of excitement! During this event, I will be speaking about my own journey into photography and conservation and I will be answering all the questions you have! SAVE THE DATE

Cive 3 the aquatic dialogue
Cive 3 Chiara Salomoni underwater photographer shark presentation
Boccocino hawaii underwater photograhy exhibit flyer

One Breath Photo Exhibition
October 28th 2023 11.30am to 4pm

On October 28th there will be a Fall photography exhibition at Boccocino Hawaii from 11.30 am to 4 pm featuring all of those ocean portraits taken on a breath hold. The ocean has a unique way to leave you speechless and when its creatures trust you enough to come a little closer, the whole world simply stops. just like in a photograph. Join me on this Saturday afternoon surrounded by photography, and Italian delicacies.

At Bocconcino Hawaii

978 Kawaiaha‘o St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Mana + Manō

One of the best parts of the job is the community that comes with it, small, passionate and real. The shark community is all that and a little bit more. Once you start spending your days next to people with the same drive and crazy obsession as yours the impossible happens and you become a little family.


Join our family on October 23rd 2022 at Mana+Pua in Haleiwa, HI to spend an afternoon together talking about our favorite stories with meManō Wahine creator Andy Fragola, and Haleiwa Shark Tours

10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Oceanic Preservation Society.



Event flyer shark photo exhibit mana and mano
Chiara Salomoni at Manchester university underwater photography lecture and exhibit

How to make magic
September 1st, 2014

In the world of underwater photography wildlife and fashion hold two different spaces in a very similar world. This is a peak into a specialty that for many is just play and for some of us is the ultimate display of real control of photography where nothing just happens. The camera, the model, the light, the makeup, and the human connection and trust, all play an intentional role in creating new images.


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