Ciro Frank Schiappa was born in 1971 in Dublin, Ireland. He studied photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Firenze, Italy. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 1997 European Young Artist Biennial in Torino, the international photography festival of Arles, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Galleria Civica in Modena, his hometown. Schiappa's twin photographic interests in portraiture and architecture have continued to develop in his subsequent series beginning with his Circostanze Familiari and continuing on to include Leicamix and Maremmana in which he focuses on how human nature relates to the environment. In 2016 he published New York Serenade a book about history of rock in New York City. He’s got a 20+ years experience as professional photographer in editorials and advertising campaigns. Schiappa lives and works between Barcelona and Milano.