Born 1984 in Milan, Francesco lives between New York City and Athens.
He graduated at Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in 2008 and at the International Center of Photography attending the photojournalism program in 2010.
Francesco was recipient of the New York Times Company Foundation Scholarship.

In 2012 he started a long term documentation of the consequences of the Greek economical crisis.

In 2013 Francesco was the recipient of the Chris Hondros Fellowship Fund.

His work appeared on The Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, Bloomberg businesweek, NEON, Courrier International, LFI, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Sette, Sportweek, IoDonna among others.

A selection of his Greek project was screened at Visa Pour L'image 2013/2015/2016 in Perpignan, at Image Singuliere 2014 in Sete, at les rencontre d'Arles 2014 and exhibited at 2014 and 2018 Lumix Festival for young photojournalism in Hannover.

Francesco is among the 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack finalists.

In 2016 he's been awarded the Visura Grant for outstanding personal project.


Since 2012 Francesco is a staff photographer at Contrasto photo agency.