Francisco de Souza was born in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1964. He quickly established himself in Rio de Janeiro and, from 1989 to 1992, worked as a photographer for the "O Globo" newspaper . Seeing photography as a communication and exploration tool, he decides to leave Brazil and in 1993 he arrives in Italy. After spending some time in Calabria, Naples and Rome, he settles in Valle d’Aosta, where he stays for almost 20 years. After working for “La Stampa” newspaper, he decides to tell the story of this small region through personal projects that become books and exhibitions shown not only in Italy - Milan, Terni, Livigno, but also throughout Europe, in Brussels, Tunis and Paris. He also developed a very successful partnership with the Aosta municipality, through its Historical, Architectural and Cultural Heritage Department.
Currently, Francisco lives and works in Rio de Janeiro as a photographer.