Francesco Faraci (1983) is a documentary and social photographer born and based in Palermo, Italy.
He studied liberal art (anthropology, sociology) at the University of Palermo and he chose the photography as means of expressing. He learned from the great European and American photographers (William Klein, Henri Cartier- Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Robert Capa) trying to develop a personal photographic language.
His work as like nerve centre the contradictions, the existential paradoxes, the cultural crossroads of Sicily and the immigration flow.
For these reasons he travels on the roads of his homeland and of the Mediterranean countries telling stories.
His work has been featured on Il Venerdì di Repubblica, La Repubblica, Il Manifesto, The Globe and Mail, Time Magazine, Erodoto108, VICE and The Guardian.
He is also a videomaker and a writer.
In 2013 he started a long-term photographic project on the lives of children in the suburbs, Malacarne, and in 2016 this reportage became a photobook “MALACARNE-Kids come first” edited by Benedetta Donato and published by Crowdbooks.
“Atlante Umano Siciliano #Utopia6”: multimedia exhibition with Andrea Mafrica at Fotografia Europea – Circuito OFF, Reggio Emilia
I-ΣMIGRAZIONI: collective exhibitions at Photolux Festival – Lucca
Fotografi per Palermo: collective exhibitions at Centro Internazionale di Fotografia – Palermo
Honorable Mention in Book-Documentary Category at International Photography Awards IPA 2017
“Malacarne – Kids come first” exposed throughout Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017
“Malacarne – Kids come first”: Second Place Subcategory Winner Book (Series Only)-Documentary at the MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards.
“Malacarne – Kids come first”: Second Prize in category Book (Series Only) and Honorable Mention in Documentary category for ” Malacarne – Kids come first” in the PX3 – Prix de la photographie Paris – 2017 Competition.
The book Malacarne has been selected from the “Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona” (CCCB) to participate to Photobook Phenomenon.
He worked for the VICE New Neighbours series in collaboration with UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency.
TOP 100 Street Photographers in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016
“Ma io non vedo nessuno”: solo exhibition at Fotografia Europea-Circuito OFF, Reggio Emilia