Francesca Mancini Photojournalist

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Francesca Mancini made her professional debut as a photographer when she was 24, shooting her first international reportages on war refugees in the Balkans and Southern Italy, on the aftermath of Kosovo war, on the effects of pollution on the environment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
After studying photography for three years in Rome, she worked for the Italian press and published her photos in leading daily newspapers.
She worked as a freelance in Kosovo and Serbia in 2007/2008, documenting the social and political changes in the region and the difficulties related to Kosovo’s independence.
Francesca produced ‘Asylum’, a long term project on political asylum seekers in Italy, published in 2010 in the book ‘Rifugiati’ by Christopher Hein. She has completed projects on drug addiction and criminal justice in Italy, the migratory flows as a result of the Arab Spring, the communication on the web and the free access to the live-cam network. She has addressed issues such as the italian eco-mafie and waste traffic, the earthquake of L'Aquila, the violence on women, the crisis in Ukraine during the battle of Debaltseve.
Francesca’s pictures have been published in, among others, Le Monde Magazine, The Independent, Newsweek Japan, Burn, Epsilon, Internazionale, IL, L'Espresso, Panorama,Vanity Fair, Ventiquattro.
Awards: MILK Photo Contest, Photo Magazine, Baldoni Prize, Atri Reportage Prize, Honoray Mention of Anthropographia Award for Human Rights, Silver Medal and Honorary Mention of Prix de la Photographie.
Main Exhibitions:: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Vanderbilt Hall, New York, Palazzo Attems, Gorizia, Palazzo Lombardia, Milan, Nordelicht Gallery, Amsterdam.