MARTINA CIRESE studied at the ISFCI (Institute of Photography – Rome). In 2011 she was given a scholarship to complete a Master’s degree in Contemporary History at the Sorbonne University in Paris, focusing her studies on the raise of Totalitarian regimes. From 2012 she has worked as a freelance photographer, publishing cover stories in leading Italian magazines. Her first long term project Asankojo has been acknowledged by several awards nominations. In 2014 she was awarded a year-long scholarship at FABRICA, the communication research centre founded by Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani, where she has been selected as the photographer for the Unhate Foundation – United Colors of Benetton global social campaigns. Her works have been exhibited across Europe and featured in international publications including “L’Espresso”, “Internazionale”, “The Guardian”, “Time”, “National Geographic”, “GEO” and “Burn”. *She was born in Rome in 1988, and lives and works in Paris since 2017.