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 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.
He has been highlighted as one of TOP 100 Street Photographers in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016.
In 2017 the book "MALACARNE-Kids come first" has been selected from the "Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona" (CCCB) to participate to Photobook Phenomenon.
"MALACARNE-Kids come first" was awarded second prize in the PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2017 Competition: silver winner in book (series only)/documentary category and honorable mention in documentary category.