Francesca Leonardi

Francesca Leonardi was born in Rome in 1975, where she is currently based. She studied psychology at the university of Rome and then photography at the South Florida Art center (Miami) and at the International Center of Photography (New York). She lived in the United States for eight years where she discovered photography as a way to understand reality. She worked as a photo and cinema assistant for several years between Miami and New York. In 2006 she moves back to Italy working primarily on immigration issues. In 2009 she gained special mention at the International photo festival Fotoleggendo in Rome for the project “Bed dreams” the same year her project “I dream therefore I am” is been produced in form of an exhibition by A.R.C.I Viterbo to be traveling across Italy.In November 2009 she was invited by the L.A.F. foundation in Prague to report a story in the Czech Republic that would show the country on its 20th anniversary of democracy.

Francesca Leonardi e’ nata a Roma nel 1975, dove vive. Ha studiato psicologia all’Universita’ di Studi la Sapienza di Roma e successivamente fotografia al South Florida Art Center di Miami e all’International Center of Photography dii New York.Ha vissuto per otto anni negli Stati Uniti dove ha scoperto la fotografia come forma di comprensione della realta’. Ha lavorato per molti anni come assistente fotografica e cinematografica tra Miami e New York . Nel 2006 si ritrasferisce in Italia e lavora principalmente a questioni legate all’immigrazione. Nel 2009 ha ottenuto una menzione speciale al festival internazionale di fotografia Fotoleggendo di Roma per il progetto “Bed dreams”, lo stesso anno il suo progetto “Sogno quindi sono” e’ stato prodotto dall’associazione A.R.C.I Viterbo in forma di una mostra itinerante per l’Italia.Nel Novembre 2009 e’ stata invitata dalla fondazione L.A.F. di Praga per partecipare al racconto fotografico della Repubblica Ceca nel suo ventesimo anniversario di democrazia.

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