Francesca Todde (b.1981) is an italian photographer currently living and working between Milano (Italy) and Marseille (France).
She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara (MS, Italy) and photography at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milano. She works in in various fields of photography: cultural events, music, commercial, fashion and advertising campaigns.
She’s also a graphic designer specialized in photography books and dummies, and with the artist Luca Reffo she founded the publishing house DepartPourL’Image.
Her photographic research is focused on the relation between humans and animals.
She is interested in what remains in contemporary society of the ancestral relation with animals, exploring the stories born of a privileged reciprocal interaction and mutual listening between species. She travels in different countries getting in touch with acrobats, educators, researchers, breeders and the animals with whom they share their life.
Her images has been exhibited in Italy, France and California.
Recently she joined the Neutral Grey agency of Paris, with whom she’s distributed on PixPalace.
2017 “The Conversation”, Impossible Project Space, Paris
2017 Projection “Along the Hills Crest” @ MEP Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
2016 “Silent Mountains”, PFAM Piccolo Festival di Antropologia di Montagna, Berceto (PR)
2016 “Réinsertion émotionnelle”, Festival Les Chevaux du Sud, St. Maries de la Mer
2016 Reflexions, Camera – Centro italiano per la Fotografia, Torino
2015 TransHumance, Spazio Kinima, Padova
2015 Slideluck Bologna II, curated by Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Spazio Labò, Bologna
2015 Pas si loin, pas si differents – St.Hilaire et Marseille
2015 Projection Rencontres d’Arpia, Galerie Immix, Paris
2015 TransHumance @ Ottovolanti, photographers of Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Area35 Art Gallery, Milano
2014 Slideluck Bologna, curated by Renata Ferri, Spazio Labò, Bologna
2014 Fauna, PhotoAlliance / Smith Andersen North Gallery, California
2014 L’alfabeto della città metropolitana, MiCiap / Fondazione delle Stelline, Milano
2013 Observatoire du Bout du Monde – Theatre du Centaure – Marseille
2013 Frame Photo Festival – Palazzo dei Congressi – Salsomaggiore Terme
2013 Zone di confine, curated by Gigliola Foschi, Photoshow, Milan
2013 Kino+, Photographers of Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Lomography Gallery Store, Milano
2012 Gli arcobaleni di altri mondi, Photographers of Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Lomography Gallery Store, Milano
2012 Spinning Milano, Photographers of Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Lomography Gallery Store, Milano
2015 Art Residency with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Centro Camera per la Fotografia Italiana
2014 IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention PRO, People: Lifestyle
2013 Movin’Up Grant, GAI and Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Italy
2011 Selected for Photodreaming, Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Milano (IT)
EyesOpen Magazine, PRIVATE Magazine (Portfolio), YET Magazine, Stampsy Magazine ( Website ), C-41 Magazine, More Mondadori, Young Bloods (Interview), IKI Magazine, La Stampa.it, Fruit of the forest, Rolling Stones Italia.
2005 Graduated in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara (MS), (Italy)
2006 Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Milan (Italy).
2014 Workshop with Michael Ackerman, Vu’ Agency, Paris (FR)