Francesco was born in Aosta in 1986 and he’s based in Milan. After a bachelor's degree in industrial design at the Politecnico University of Milan, he completely devoted himself to photography. After covering Italian news, he now works mainly on personal long-term projects, reportages and editorials, always looking for a point of contact between his photojournalistic background and a strong interest for metaphors and symbolism. 

 

In 2016 he was selected by the British Journal of Photography in order to be part of “The Talent Issue: Ones to Watch" and in 2020 Francesco was shortlisted for the “Prix HSBC pour la Photographie”. In 2021 he's been one of the nominees for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

 

His pictures have been published on national and international magazines and newspapers including Washington Post, Financial Times, Le Monde, L'Espresso, Internazionale, Corriere della Sera, D La Repubblica, Sette, Wired, Gq, Die Welt, La Stampa, Rolling Stone and his projects have been exhibited worldwide in collective and solo exhibitions.

 

Francesco’s first book “The Flood”, published by Void, has been released in 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Financial Times, Le Monde, Internazionale, L’Espresso, Corriere della Sera, Wired, Gq, Die Welt, La Stampa, Sette, Rolling Stone, D La Repubblica, Greenpeace Magazin, Tages - Anzeiger, Flash Art, Gazeta Wyborcza, Tageszeitung, AD, British Journal of Photography, Athleta Magazine, The Passenger, Blow Photo Magazine, Der Grief Magazine, American Chordata, Black+White Photography, Annabelle, Le Mile Magazine, Foto Cult, The Passenger, Archivo Zine, Beyond, Il Fotografo Magazine, Witty Kiwi Magazine, Maison Francaise, Domus, Dienacht Magazine, Bad to the Bone, Shots Magazine, Diorama Mag, Pizza Magazine, Milano Città Aperta, Chrismon, Zero.

 

 

 

 

WEB FEATURES

The Washington Post, Time Lightbox, American Suburb X, Gup Magazine, Conscientious Photography, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Dazed, Corriere.it, Publico, Vogue Italy, Photographic Museum of Humanity, King Kong Magazine, Discarded Magazine, Yogurt Magazine, Fotoroom, LensCulture, Fotografia Magazine, Booooooom, C41 Magazine, Fototazo, Noice, Urbanautica, The Heavy Collective, Vogue UK, Lens Culture, Gomma, Aserica, Augenblicke, The Independent Photographer, Perimetro, Don't Take Pictures, Phases Magazine, Tank Magazine, Marie Claire Italy, Lines Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Emaho Magazine, La Boita Verte, Life Framer, Unless You Will, Bird In Flight, Fotopolis, Wayneford's Posterous, One Giant Arm, Everyday Italy, Monovisions, Mimik Magazine, Dry Magazine, Lamono Magazine, Fotovisura, Deer Brains, Swide, Devora Ran, Artwort, Mutantspace.

EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTIONS

2022 - Group Exhibition - Eyes on Tomorrow, Zoma Museum, Haddis Abeba, Etiopia
2022 - Group exhibition - PEP New Talents, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2021 - Solo exhibition - Galleria Lab27, Treviso, Italy
2021 - Group exhibition - New Post Photography Award, Galeria Umelka, Bratislava, Slovakia


2021 - Group exhibition - New Post Photography, MIA, Milan, Italy


2021 - Solo exhibition - Radar Festival, Trani, Italy


2021 - Group exhibition - Poster d'aurore, A Studio, Milan, Italy

2020 - Group exhibition - Atlanti, Ritratti e Altre Storie, Reggio Emilia, Italy


2020 - Group exhibition - 100 Fotografi per Bergamo, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy


2020 - Group exhibition - Portrait of Humanity 2020, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary


2020 - Solo exhibition - Balance, Marsèll Paradise, Milan, Italy


2020 - Group exhibition - Animalia, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands


2019 - Projection - Photo Is:rael Festival, Azrieli Sarona Tower, Tel Haviv, Israel


2019 - Solo exhibition - The Flood, Art Mall, Milan, Italy


2019 - Projection - Photolux Travel Photography Award Finalists, Lucca, Italy


2019 - Group exhibition - Now, for the Future, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK


2019 - Projection - Festival diecixdieci, Teatro Comunale, Gonzaga, Italy


2019 - Solo exhibition - Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Sorakuen Garden, Kobe, Japan


2019 - Online exhibition - Embracing Complexity and Uncertanity, Photographic Museum of Humanity

2019 - Group exhibition - Palm Photo Prize, Theprintspace, London, UK


2019 - Projection - Head On Portrait Prize 2019, Paddington Town Hall, Sidney, Australia


2019 - Group exhibition - Break a leg, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville, USA


2018 - Group exhibition - Momentum, Comodo 64, Turin, Italy


2018 - Group exhibition - Switch On, Spazio OnOff, Milan, Italy


2018 - Group exhibition - In Vivo, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Heerenveen, Netherlands


2018 - Group exhibition - Momentum, Minimum Studio, Palermo, Italy


2018 - Solo exhibition -  Galleria Quasi Fotografo QF3, Verona, Italy


2017 - Group exhibition - God Hates Us all, Berg, Paris, France


2017 - Group exhibition - Immagini Indifese, Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy


2017 - Group exhibition - La Ballade des Pendus, Plasma Plastic Modern Art, Milan, Italy


2017 - Group exhibition - Conceal/Reveal, Photo Oxford Festival, Oxford, UK


2017 - Group exhibition - Capri: un’isola per la fotografia, Festival di Fotografia di Capri, Capri, Italy


2017 - Group exhibition - Italianism 2017, Farnesina, Rome, Italy


2017 - Group exhibition - Out of Tune 3, Santeria Social Club, Milan, Italy


2017 - Group exhibition - Buried Reflections in the Silo, Kolga Tblisi Photo Festival, Georgia


2017 - Group exhibition - Le 247 at What's Up Photo Doc, Paris, France


2017 - Solo exhibition - Farang, Le247 gallery, Paris, France


2016 - Projection - Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia


2016 - Projection - The Smell of Dust III, Photohaus Paris/Berlin, Arles, France


2016 - Projection - Photonic Moments, Month of Photography Festival 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia


2016 - Projection - BJP Ones to Watch 2016, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain


2016 - Projection - BJP Ones to Watch 2016, Photo London, London, UK


2016 - Projection - The Smell of Dust II, The Bizarre Bushwick, New York City, US


2016 - Group exhibition - Life Framer, Menier gallery, London, UK


2015 - Group exhibition - Life Framer, Oberkampf gallery, Paris, France


2015 - Group exhibition - Il nuovo vocabolario della moda italiana, La Triennale, Milan, Italy


2015 - Group exhibition - Life Framer, Think Tank gallery, Los Angeles, USA


2015 - Projection and talk - Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine, Lodi, Italy


2014 - Projection - Circulation(S), Festival De La Jeune Photographie Européenne, Paris, France


2013 - Solo exhibition - Fabriek store, Genova, Italy


2013 - Group exhibition - Stupefy, The Apothecaire Gallery, Bristol, UK


2013 - Projection - Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France


2013 - Projection - Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy


2013 - Group exhibition - Padova Fotografia Festival, Padova, Italy


2012 - Group exhibition - Carnem, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy


2011 - Group exhibition - Menotrentuno Giovane Violenza Festival, Tempio Pausania, Italy

AWARDS

2021 - PEP New Talents 2021 - Selected Artist
2021 - MIA New Post Photography Prize - Winner
2021 - Leica Oskar Barnack Award - Nominee
2021 - Gomma Grant - Shortlisted
2020 - International Photography Grant - Finalist
2020 - The British Journal of Photography. Portrait of Humanity - Winner
2020 - Fotografia Europea Open Call - Winner
2020 - Prix HSBC pour la Photographie - Nominee
2019 - Urbanautica. Extinction. The World Without us - Selected Artist
2019 - Fotoroom Open | Void Edition - Winner
2019 - Chromatic Awards - Honorable mention
2019 - Shutter Hub. Now for the Future - Selected artist
2019 - Photolux Travel Award - Finalist
2019 - Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival - Selected artist
2019 - Palm Photo Prize - Winner
2018 - Momentum by Minimum and Der Greif - Selected artist
2018 - Noorderlicht International Photo Festival | In Vivo - Selected artist
2017 - Conceal/Reveal. Photo Oxford Festival - Selected artist
2016 - Angkor Photo Festival - Selected artist
2016 - Photonic Moments. Month of Photography Festival - Selected artist
2016 - The British Journal of Photography. Ones to Watch - Selected artist
2015 - Conscientious Photography Portfolio Competition - Winner

SELECTED CLIENTS

Damir Doma, Fausto Puglisi, Converse, Asahi, Roche Bobois, Ben Taverniti Unravel Project, Timberland, Le Silla, DS, Citroen, Domus, Marséll.