“I was lucky enough to get exposed to modern and contemporary art since a very young age. Surrounded by painters and gallerists, I started to make sense of the world while deeply immersed in such context. I continued my journey and discovered a strong passion for theatre, transitioning from acting to work as a stage engineer. This experience in theater, together with my strong visual approach to the reality surrounding me, eventually led me to Visual Anthropology. My life has been heavily forged by the arts. While watching the world unfolding through my camera’s viewfinder, I engage with local communities to faithfully portray their stories. Adapting, documenting, and editing other people’s stories is what I love to do the most and drives my everyday practice.”
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 in Europe, South America, the US and other international destinations while living briefly for work or studies in Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and the Netherlands. Francesco speaks fluent Italian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese as well as conversational French and German.
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). He has been a freelance director, cameraman, editor and producer for 7+ years.
Visual anthropology allows him to unify his love for traveling and intercultural exchange with the creative endevor of documentary filmmaking.