About Francesco

Bio

I was born in Aosta in 1986. After a bachelor's degree in industrial design at the Politecnico University of Milan, I have devoted myself completely to photography.

After covering Italian news, now I work mainly on personal long-term projects, reportage and editorials.

In 2012, I have been published on the book Mono vol. One alongside renowned photographers such as Roger Ballen, Daido Moryiama, Anders Petersen and Antoine D’agata. In 2015 I've won the Conscientious Photography Portfolio Competition with my long-term project Farang and later I've been selected by the British Journal of Photography in order to be part of The Talent Issue: Ones to Watch 2016.

I'm based in Milan.

PUBLICATIONS

Financial Times, L'Espresso, Corriere della Sera, Wired Italy, Gq Italy, Die Welt, Internazionale, La Stampa, Sette, Rolling Stone Italy, D La Repubblica, Le Monde, Flash Art, Tageszeitung, AD, British Journal of Photography, Blow Photo Magazine, Der Grief Magazine, American Chordata, Black+White Photography, Annabelle, Le Mile Magazine, Foto Cult, Archivo Zine, 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, Gup Magazine, Conscientious Photography, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Dazed, Corriere.it, Vogue Italy, King Kong Magazine, Fotoroom, Fotografia Magazine, Fototazo, Urbanautica, Photographic Museum of Humanity, The Heavy Collective, Vogue UK, Lens Culture, Gomma, Augenblicke, The Independent Photographer, Don't Take Pictures, Phases 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

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 - Farang, 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, US

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

Age 33
Nationality Italian
Born in Aosta, Italy
Based in Milano, Italy
Languages spoken English, Italian

Other Networks

Current Location: Milano, Italy

Awards

2016

  • British Journal of Photography - Ones To Watch 2016

2015

  • Conscientious Portfolio Competition Co-Winner
  • Life Framer II Photography Award - Selected by Steve Bisson/Urbanautica

2011

  • MONO Talent Call by Gomma Co-Winner