My name is Francesca Chiacchio, I started shooting and developing photos while studying architecture in Naples, Italy. Me and some of my colleagues built up a small dark room inside the Architecture Faculty, in order to develop the pictures we were shooting for our exams. Driven by this experience, after graduating, I attended a photography class and participated in two group exhibitions. Soon after I moved to NYC with the idea of becoming a professional photographer, once there, though, I was introduced to a couple of Italian photographers who were living there struggling to survive doing the most disparate jobs; that’s why when I was offered a job in an architectural firm I immediately accepted.
Since then I have been working as an architect shooting pictures in my spare time. At the beginning, I was more focused on Architectural and Urban Photography, even though I was totally in love with the work of different kinds of photographers like Cindy Sherman, William Eggleston, and Philip-Lorca di Corcia. Only in 2015, once back in Italy, I approached Street Photography and I got really passionate about it.
I started to attend several street photography workshops, among which those with Vineet Vohra, who I consider my mentor, were the most fulfilling; and I participated in various Street Photography group exhibitions, just to mention some: “Street Sans Frontieres 2019” – Galerie Joseph Tourenne, Paris; “Double Trouble” at StreetFoto San Francisco 2019; “Short Street Stories” at Trieste Photo Days 2019; “Women Street Photographers” at Brussels Street Photography Festival 2019.
I am part of the “Women in Street” community, founded and curated by Julia Coddington, Casey Meshbesher and Rebecca Wilthsire, and I am a member of a newborn international street photography collective called “Through The Lands”, which aims to connect 15 photographers from all over the world to show their unique P.O.V. of the countries they visit.
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