Serena De Sanctis was born in Rome in 1982. In 2003 she moved in Barcelona where she studied photography in IEFC. Between 2012 and 2016 she was based in India where she covered stories related to women, human rights, social discrimination, maternity healthcare, environmental issues and others. In 2017 she based in Cambodia where she realized a project about children sexual abuse.
Her works has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, IoDonna, l’Espresso, El Mundo, Economist, Financial Times among others.
She exhibit her work in Les Rencontre d’Arles festival in 2014, Pil’Ours festival for women photographer in Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in France and DOCfield festival in Barcelona in 2017.