Francesco  Giusti

Born 1969, Italy. Currently based in Milano, Italy.Freelance
documentary photographer oriented toward the investigation of
contemporary topics such as migrations, labor, conflicts and social
tensions as well as cultural and identity related issues.Over
the last twenty years he has explored different approaches: from street
photography to photojournalistic essays, from portrait stories to long
term documentary based projects.He has worked primarily in Africa, in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean area, as well as Central and South America.In
2006 he published the book “Hotel Industria” and the volume “Ex
Fabrica“ about illegal immigrants survival strategies on the border of
Milano and Torino, and the transformations of the urban and social
fabric of the cities.Earlier works include an essay on mental
illness “O.p.” (honorable mention Leica Oskar Barnack Award 1999 –
finalist Grand Prix Care du Reportage Humanitaire 2000), and a project
on gender identity and transvestitism “Ladies & Gentlemen” (Canon
Young Photographer Award – Best Project 2002).He is founder of
Liveinslums, a multidisciplinary group that carries out international
cooperation projects (Cairo, Nairobi, Bucarest, Milano) and documentary
research about metropolis and informal settlements communities.He
collaborates with Prospekt agency for multimedia products and news
events covering like the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the Egyptian
Revolution in 2011, among others.His photographic project “In
Case of Loss”, on foreign migrant workers escaping war in Libya has been
widely published and exhibited.His portrait story “Sapologie”, about the mith of elegance among the congolese gentlemen of the SAPE (Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes) has been awarded a World Press Photo in 2010.His
series “The Rescue”, about pictures lost by migrants on the greek
island of Lesbos has been awarded with Voies Off Arles – Prix de la
Critique 2016.His works have been exhibited in galleries, public
institutions or international photographic festivals such as Arles
1999, Perpignan 2000, Roma 2006, Fotografica Bogotà 2010, Houston
Fotofest 2011, 4th Fotofestival Germany 2011, FIFV Valparaiso Chile 2013, GetxoPhoto Spain 2015, Voies Off Arles 2016, among others.Major publications include: Internazionale, l’Espresso, Time Lightbox, Courrier International, OjodePez Magazine, GUP, Colors, IoDonna, D Repubblica,Leica
Magazine, Russkij Reporter, Esquire Russia, Vanity Fair Italy,
l’Europeo, PicNic, Photonews, Kwartalnik Fotografia, among others.He has run workshops in Italy, Egypt, Kenia, Colombia and Chile.