Francesca Volpi

FRANCESCA VOLPI works with the most important international publications on social themes and on-going conflicts, travelling from the borders of the Balkans to the east of China, Cambodia, Vietnam. She is the youngest freelancer to follow the war of the annexation of Crimea from the first revolutionary movements in Kiev in 2014. She approached photography after graduating in journalism at the London College of Communication. Among her recent photo-investigations, she captured images in 2015 of the rebellion of the inhabitants of Tixtla against the narcos, following the story of 43 students desaparecidos; in Honduras in 2016 she told the story of the farming conflict on the Atlantic coast of the country. Chosen by the “International Women’s Media Foundation” in 2016, she realised two photo essays in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: one on a juvenile prison in the city of Goma; another on women in Congolese society. *She was born in 1985 in Brescia, she lives and works in Paris and Rome.