“I was lucky enough to grow up in an artistic environment. Surrounded by painters and gallerists, I was exposed to modern and contemporary art since a very young age. I continued my journey through the Arts by working as a stage engineer. This experience in theather, together with my strong visual approach to the reality surrounding me, eventually led me to Visual Anthropology. Making sense of the world through my camera’s viewfinder, I engage with local communities wherever I go. Adapting, documenting, and editing people’s stories is what I love to do the most.”
Francesco was born in Milan and raised in Turin, Italy. As a teenager, he began to travel and explore the world. He has never stopped since.
While holding a strong affection for Italy, he travelled to several European and intercontinental destinations and lived in five European countries: France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and the Netherlands. He is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese and learned French and German along the way.
Francesco holds a BA in Hispanic and Portuguese Studies from the University of Turin (Italy, 2009).
His academic interests shifted from the humanities and foreign languages to the realm of the social sciences as expressed through visual and artistic media. He received a postgraduate certificate in Digital and Visual Cultures from ISCTE Lisbon (Portugal, 2011) and obtained a Master of Arts in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin (Germany, 2013).
Visual anthropology allows him to unify his love for traveling and intercultural exchange with the creative endeavor of documentary filmmaking.