Ilva Beretta is a Swedish photographer living in Italy. She gravitates towards food as the subject matter for both her fine art and professional work. She has a Ph.D. in English Renaissance poetry, but has long abandoned the word for the visual image. Ilva’s academic past has evidently influenced her visual research, which manifests her interest in the perception of temporality and the mechanisms of memory explored in her still life portfolio. Having exhibited at shows in Italy, Sweden and London, Ilva recently received the Silver award at Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris in the Fine Art Still Life category.