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Francesco Amorosino

Francesco Amorosino was born in 1984 in Rionero in Vulture, in the South of Italy. He now lives in Rome, working as a photographer and teaching to adults and children. He got a Master in Photography in Rome at Scuola Romana di Fotografia and a Master in Journalism at University of Basilicata. Francesco works on projects of visual storytelling, dealing with the issue of what is real and what is not- or better what people think it is real or not. Superstitions, religions, conspiracies, freedoms and rights: these are some of the topics of his research. He also observes how these issues are related to specific territories, reaching the fine line of documentary photography. Still life photography is often used in a sculptural way in his stories. He won the Sony World Photography Awards 2016 in Still Life category and an artist residency (2015) with the Magnum photographer Alex Webb that documents the Langhe area. That is when he started “Il Libro del Comando”, a collection of dark stories of witches. The work was finalist at Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards 2015. With the dummy "The Rome guide for terrorists" in 2013 he won “Open your books" award for the best self-published book at Sifest (Savignano sul Rubicone); in 2015 he was finalist with an updated dummy at the Unseen Dummy book award in Amsterdam and at the Call for Books Award at Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal.