Earthquakes have opened tears, often never mended, in Italy’s fragile geological and social fabric, leaving deep traces on the territory. After the earthquake that struck Abruzzo in 2009, photographer Francesca Cao embarked on a journey of mapping the area, in search of residues of past earthquakes, emergency architectures, attempted and missed reconstructions, which have marked the post-sismic landscape, also in the ways and forms of living of the affected communities.
Italian photographer living in Milan, she is specialized in documentary photography and photojournalism, but also works in the corporate field, in particular reportage of Events and Food. After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Milan, Francesca moved to New York to attend the International Center of Photography. Since 2007 she has been working as a freelance photographer, collaborating with magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, Il Corriere della sera, D la repubblica delle donne, Wired and Marie Claire. For her personal work she has received several recognitions such as the Tierney fellowship, nomination for the Inge Morath Award and finalist for the Unseen Dummy Award in Amsterdam. Her personal projects have been exhibited in Italy, Europe and the United States.
Redazione, Internazionale, 04/02/2021
Vite in sospeso
Redazione, Fotografia Femminile, 01/05/2015
Intervista a Francesca Cao
Silvia Parmeggiani, Il Fatto Quotidiano, 07/03/2015
Temporary Life’ di Francesca Cao a Roma per ‘Obbiettivo Donna’
Giovanni Cocco, Caterina Serra