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Francesco Amorosino


Born in 1984, I grew up in Rionero in Vulture, in the South of Italy. I live in Rome where I work as a photographer, journalist and photo guide and I teach in courses of photography for adults and children. I'm the owner of il FotoStudio, a photo studio where I organize also exhibitions and courses. I teach at Centro Romano di Fotografia e di Cinema

I got a three years Master in Photography in Rome at Scuola Romana di Fotografia (now Centro Romano di Fotografia e di Cinema) and a two years Masters in Journalism at Università della Basilicata.

Most of my personal projects deal with the issue of what is and what is not real, or better, what people think it is or not real. Superstitions, religions, conspiracies, freedom and rights: these are some of the topics of my research.


I’m also interested to see how these issues are related to specific territories, moving along the borders of documentary photography.


I'm the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards winner in Still Life category.


In May 2015 I won an artist residency in Northern Italy with Magnum photographer Alex Webb to document the Langhe area and there the project “Il Libro del Comando” started. This work was among the finalists at the 2015 Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards. The dummy of the book was among the finalists of Cortona on the Move dummy award; DOCfield dummy award Fundació Banc Sabadell; Vienna Photobook Festival dummy award.


With the dummy of "The Rome guide for terrorists" in 2013 I won the "Open your books" Award for the best self-published book at Sifest in Savignano sul Rubicone and in 2015 with a new updated dummy I was among the finalists of the Unseen Dummy Book Award in Amsterdam and among the of the Call for Books Award at Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal.


I’ve also participated in several exhibitions not only with my photos but also with my drawings, paintings and sculptures

Lately I'm experimenting with videoart and AudioVisual Live Performance thanks to the collaboration with composers and musicians. 




Naufragi e Voli, selected for the exhibition, Villa Sistemi Reggiana 2020


Unseen Dummy Book Awards, finalist, Unseen
Photo Fair, Amsterdam, 2017​


Cortona on the Move dummy award, finalist, 2016

Vienna Photobook week dummy award, finalist, 2016

DOCfield Dummy Award Fundació Banc Sabadell, finalist, 2016

Crusade for Art grant, finalist, 2016

Sony World Photography Awards, winner, Still Life category, 2016


LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, finalist, 2015

Call for Books Award, Encontros da Imagem, among the eight finalists, Braga, Portugal, 2015

Unseen Dummy book award, among the four finalists, Amsterdam, 2015

EI Award, Encontros da Imagem, shortlisted, Braga, Portugal, 2015

Residency with Alex Webb, Camera center for photography, Piedmont, Italy, 2015



International Photography Award Emergentes DST 2014, shortlisted, Braga, Portugal, 2014


“Open your books” award for the best selfpublished book, Sifest, festival of images of Savignano sul R., 2013


Epson-Le Logge Prize, Toscana Foto Festival, special mention, 2011
Il dettaglio come codice, UBS Bank Prize, finalist, 2011



Epson-Le Logge prize, Toscana Foto Festival, third prize, 2009




KaleidoCity, AV live performance with Stefano G. Falcone, Klang, Rome


Harditi del Pop, Andy Warhol Silver Factory, Contemporary_Cluster, Rome, 2019
Andata e Ritorno (personal), Private Studio, Rionero in Vulture, 2019
La ricerca della Vita (personal), Rome Art Week, Rome, 2019
Privacy Policy (personal), Rome Art Week, Rome, 2019
Il Terzo Occhio, Third Municipality hall, Open House festival, Rome, 2019



Spazio FotoCopia, Magazzini Fotografici, Naples, 2018
Fate Festival, San Potito Sannitico, 2018
Un anno in studio, il FotoStudio, 2018



Fotografia, Sala 1 - Centro Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2017
Fantastic Voyage, live audiovisual performance, Rome Art Week, il FotoStudio, Roma, 2017
Uncensored Books, MedPhoto Festival, Rethymno, Greece, 2017
Cartoline dall’Aniene, Aniene Festival, Roma, 2017
Urban REaction Figure, Museo Macro Testaccio, spazio Factory, Rome, 2017
Raining Stones, Pie Factory, Margate, UK, 2017
Uncensored Books, Botanical garden, Minimum, Palermo, 2017

Esperienze (personal), il FotoStudio, Rome, 2017

Uncensored books, Ozone gallery, Belgrade Photo Month festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2017



Who wants to be the Mayor? (personal), La
Placa Academy, Roma, 2016
Solar night of projections, festival Encontros
da Imagem, Braga, Portogallo, 2016
Fascism, Gallery W, Whitney Center for the
Arts, Pittsfield, Massachussets, Usa, 2016
Pezzi Unici 3, Galleria Gallerati, Roma, 2016

Any Given Book, White Noise Gallery, Rome, 2016

Sony World Photography Award travelling exhibition, London-Beijing-Berlin-Milan, 2016

Reflexions, Camera Italian center for photography, Turin, 2016


Natale Arte, Galleria Gallerati, Rome, 2015

The Darkroom project 5, Tevere Art Gallery, Rome, 2015

Photobook week, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Stripe Art and Architecture Festival, Fermo, 2015

Affordable Art Fair, Stand of White Noise Gallery, Milan, 2015

Any Given Post-it, White Noise Gallery, Rome, 2015



God's Plane (solo show), PhotoLux Festival circuit, Lucca, Italy, 2014

Google Error (solo show), MondoBizzarro Gallery, Bizzarro Festival, Rome, 2014
Emergentes DST Award 2014, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, 2014

Balvano Andata e Ritorno (solo show), Balvano (PZ), 2014 

Solo un altro paese del Sud (solo show), Rionero in Vulture (PZ), 2014



Roma Foto Festival, Rome, 2013
Metti a fuoco, Atella (PZ), 2013
Photographer at Work, Acquasparta (TR), 2013
Occhirossi, Festival of Indipendent Photography, Rome, 2013



The house of photography of Rome, La Pelanda, Macro Museum, Rome, 2012

Exhibitions cured


I Volti del Terzo, collective open air installation for InsideOut Project, Val Melaina Market, Rome
Foto percorso 2, 10 locations collective exhibition, Rome

LCV, students' exhibition, Esopo school, Rome

Città Impossibili, collective exhibition, Festival Open
House, il FotoStudio, Rome
Heimat, solo exhibition of Dario Sanchez, Mese della
Fotografia di Roma, il FotoStudio, Rome
Radici, solo exhibition of Adriana Miani, Mese della
Fotografia di Roma, il FotoStudio, Rome
Connessioni, collective exhibition, Mese della
Fotografia di Roma, il FotoStudio, Rome

Adenet, solo exhibition of Andrea Cimini, il FotoStudio, Rome



Foto percorso, 20 locations collective exhibition, Rome
L.U.C.E.-Inside Out, smART Polo per l'Arte and
Esopo school, Rome


FotoEsploratori, il FotoStudio, Rome
CD, smART Polo per l’Arte, Rome



4Visioni, Insieme per Fare, Rome
Esplosioni di Luce, smART Polo per l’Arte, Rome


Le mie radici cercano, i miei rami attendono, personal exhibition of Cristiana Fasano, 2014, Lavello, cure of the catalogue


Fotografia Liquida, Officine Beat, Rome


I PARK ART DAY, three editions, 2010-2012 urban installations, Rome
FOTOX1000 three editions, 2009-2011, included in FotoGrafia, Festival of Rome
The Heritage of Keith Haring, 2011, project for Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Photos changing the world, Shoot4Change, 2011, Matera



Lomography, interview and commissioned project, 2018

1,2,3 days in Rome, interview for documentary
for the french television, 2018
Zee Media, India, tv interview about Sony
Awards, 2016
Il Fotografo, article on Sony Awards, 2016
Fotografi, article on Sony Awards, 2016
Fotografare, interview, 2016
La Repubblica, interview about Sony Awards,
LensCulture, article about “Il Libro del
Comando”, 2016

Fotocrazia, La Repubblica, article about The Rome guide for terrorists, 2015

Artribune, article about The Rome guide for terrorists and other projects, 2015
Bagzine, interview, 2015
Collect the WWWorld, post about The Rome
guide for terrorists
, 2014
Organi Concrete, article about The Rome
Guide for Terrorists
, 2014
Nikon School, article about the project La
memoria è un gioco del tempo
, 2014




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