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Diver and blue sharks underwater while exploring azores during a photo expedition
Drone photo of a crater of azores

Learn photography and Explore the Azores 
September, 2024 

Are you ready to experience one of the most beautiful dive destinations in Europe? I can't wait to share this adventure with you. This photography expedition will take us to the remote Azores archipelago. Known as the Hawaii of the North Atlantic and a tropical Iceland, this location offers an isolated treat not far off from the middle of the ocean. All of these 9 islands are of vulcanic origins and display some of the best views in the world. 


I will take a small group of 6 people with me into a week full of photography, diving, and exploring. The goal is to spend most of our time experiencing the water of this stunning paradise and venture offshore to see blue sharks and makos. We will be snorkeling and freediving for the most part.

Past Events

Art and flea modern capitol hawaii art event
Journals art exhitib modern capitol hawaii art event
Art and flea Friday Night Tempo Flyer ar the hawaii state art museum

Art Fair -Art+Flea Capitol Modern
Friday March 15th, 2024 5pm to 9pm 

On Friday March 15th I will be joining Art + Flea at the Capitol Modern (The Hawai‘i State Art Museum), the primary venue for the display and interpretation of the Art in Public Places (APP) Collection, dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by contemporary Hawai‘i artists, while honoring and inspiring artistic excellence and promoting education and cultural enrichment. Come enjoy an evening of art and music for the first Friday Night Tempo event.

Admission is free!

Address: 250 S Hotel St #5, Honolulu, HI 96813

Lecture - Friends of Italy
March 14th, 2024 5pm to 6.30pm 

For those of you living in Hawaii who like wine and sharks, come join me for this fun evening shark talk. From Italy to Hawaii, the connection with the water runs deep within the culture. That's probably why this place felt so familiar from day one. Hawaii's ocean is so unique and so beautiful in its differences and yet feels so similar. I will share all about it with you!


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

Location: Da Shop, 3565 Harding Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Learn more about my journey

Underwater photographer swimming with giant whale shark in hawaii

Exploring the Depths for a Sustainable Future
Brilliantmont International School Private Webinar 
2nd and 3rd week of March 2024 

Embarking on a career is no easy feat; even more challenging is finding a path that aligns with one's values. Opting for a career in conservation and art was a risk I found worthy, even in a world seemingly headed toward irreversible damage. Why choose this career path? The richness of a life spent experiencing and documenting what once was and what is left is unimaginable. Opportunities abound in a career devoted to reshaping the narrative of what seems to be a doomed future. And the impact on those you inspire is priceless.


This series of private webinars will take place during the second and third week of March 2024 and will be conducted in collaboration with Brilliantmont International School, to shed light on the opportunities that unfold when your values play a role in shaping your career choices.

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.

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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