Francesco Faraci was born in Palermo in 1983. After completing his studies in anthropology and sociology, in 2013 he turned to photography and learned from the great European and American photographers in order to develop his own photographic style. The focus of his work is his homeland of Sicily, which he travels far and wide, describing its cultural crossroads and existential paradoxes: birth and death, joy and violence, the solitude that hides among the folds of modernity. He has a particular interest in the minorities and children who are born and grow up in poor, abandoned neighbourhoods. In 2016 his first photographic book Malacarne-Kids come first was published by Crowdbooks and curated by Benedetta Donato: a three-year journey through the outskirts of Palermo, which received the second prize in the photo books section at PX3 in Paris and MIFA. In 2017 his first novel Nella pelle sbagliata (In the wrong skin) was published by Leima Edizioni. Two of his photographs are used for the covers of the Dutch editions of Saviano’s novels La paranza dei bambini (The Piranhas) and Bacio feroce (Savage Kiss). In 2019 he took part in Jovanotti’s “Jova Beach Party” tour to work on a reportage that, starting from the concerts, offered a picture of today’s Italy. The work is published by Rizzoli with the title Jova Beach Party: Cronache di una nuova era (Jova Beach Party: Chronicles of a new era). In 2020 the photobook Atlante Umano Siciliano (Sicilian Human Atlas) is published by emuse.
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