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Francesca Todde is a photographer and publisher based in Milano.

Her projects have been published among others in: 6Mois, Le Monde, M le Magazine du Monde, DLui di Repubblica, Zadig, Granta, Yet magazine, Phases Magazine.

Selected exhibitions include: Circulation(s) Festival Paris; Les Boutographies Festival Montpellier; Officine Fotografiche Milano; BYOPaper! Les Rencontres d’Arles; Le Nuits de Pierrevert Festival; In_Cadaques Festival ; “Looking On”, MAR Museum of Ravenna; Reflexions, CAMERA, Torino.

Her first book A Sensitive Education, a research around the possibilities of empathy between different species, was released in January 2020.

In 2018, she founded with the artist Luca Reffo the publishing house Départ Pour l’Image which deals with experimental publications on the borderline between photography and contemporary art.

Represented by Contrasto.


2021 “A Sensitive Education” Circulation(s) Paris, FR
2021 “A Sensitive Education” Festival Les Boutographies Montpellier, FR
2020 “A Sensitive Education” Les Nuits de Pierrevert Festival, FR
2020 “A Sensitive Education” solo exhibition at Officine Fotografiche Milano, IT
2019 “Looking On_Sguardi e Prospettive sulla nuova fotografia italiana”, MAR Ravenna, IT
2018 “Tristan”, BYOPaper! Arles 2018, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, FR
2017 “The Conversation”, Impossible Project Space, Paris, FR
2017 Projection “Along the Hills Crest”, MEP Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, FR
2016 “Silent Mountains”, PFAM Piccolo Festival di Antropologia di Montagna, Berceto (PR), IT
2016 “Réinsertion émotionnelle”, Festival Les Chevaux du Sud, St. Maries de la Mer, FR
2016 Reflexions, CAMERA – Centro italiano per la Fotografia, Torino, IT
2015 TransHumance, Spazio Kinima, Padova, IT
2015 Slideluck Bologna II, curated by Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Spazio Labò, Bologna, IT
2015 Pas si loin, pas si differents – St.Hilaire et Marseille, FR
2015 Projection Rencontres d’Arpia, Galerie Immix, Paris, FR
2015 TransHumance at Ottovolanti, Area35 Art Gallery, Milano, IT
2014 Slideluck Bologna, curated by Renata Ferri, Spazio Labò, Bologna, IT


2020 Shortlisted at Athens Photo Festival
2020 Shortlised at PHmuseum Photography Award Main Category
2019 Finalist at Italy Photo Award (Winner of the Milan step)
2018 Finalist at Marco Pesaresi Prize
2018 Nikon/NOOR Belgium Masterclass in Bruxelles
2015 Art residency with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, CAMERA Centro italiano per la Fotografia
2013 Movin’Up Grant, GAI and Ministero Italiano per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.