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Francesco P.

Rome, Italy

$150 - $500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist



  • DSLR or equivalent


  • External recorder


  • Shoulder rig

About Francesco

Francesco is an Italian freelance photojournalist and videographer. He is the recipient of the World Press Photo award 2018 (3rd Prize | General News Stories) for his series Lives in Limbo. His work has been published and distributed widely on several international and national magazines. Currently he is focusing on reportage and editorial portraiture with political, social and environmental contents. Francesco has been working in Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Sudan, Senegal, Liberia, Serbia, Philippines, India, Brazil, Palestine, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Egypt, Hungary, Greece, Argentina, Indonesia and Turkey. Pistilli’s work has been published and distributed widely in international and national magazines including TIME, New York Times, the BBC, M le magazine du Monde, L'Espresso, Internazionale, Politico, Wired, Elle, D di Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Super8 - La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sportweek, Expressen, Grazia, L'Edition du soir, OneWorld magazine, TRVL magazine and Tico Times. He has also worked with NGOs Emergency (IT), Open Society Foundations, and Greenpeace Philippines.

Top Projects

  • A New hope - Short film for AVSI Foundation

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Documentario realizzato da Francesco Pistilli per AVSI Foundation. "A New hope" è un progetto finanziato dal Fondo Asilo, migrazione e integrazione (AMIF) dell’Unione Europea. I progetti per il rafforzamento economico sono sostenuti dalla CEI - Conferenza Episcopale Italiana -

  • A fighting spirit

    • Documentary DP

    Cinematography: Francesco Pistilli and Alice Sassu Editing: Alice Sassu Produced on assignment for Transterra Media.


    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Baobab Transit Center (Rome; Italy) is a short walk away from Tiburtina train Station, in the heart of Rome. Baobab is a citizen-run shelter born as a multicultural centre and now turned into a volunteering first-aid point where migrants and asylum seekers can find food, temporary shelter, medical care, clothing and 24h assistance. The number of migrants hosted far exceed Baobab's capacity of 200

  • LIVES IN LIMBO - Belgrade (Serbia)

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    In derelict warehouses behind Belgrade's main bus station, thousands of migrants are trying to survive the freezing Serbian winter in crumbling buildings with broken windows, no electricity, no heating, or water. Tightening of the so-called Balkan route into the EU have sranded thousands of refugees in a "sub-zero Limbo", waiting for a new life in Europe. Inside these building the air is thick with smoke because several makeshift fires. The dark smoke renders the visibility to only a few meters, but the darkness is pierced by the sounds of people coughing. Europe’s forgotten refugees are dying of cold, in asylum limbo.

  • Italian Finance Minister - Pier Carlo Padoan For POLITICO

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Assignment for POLITICO magazine - portraiture of Pier Carlo Padoan - Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy - during an exclusive interview with Francesco Guerrera

All Services

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Francesco's Clients

  • Transterra Media
  • Internazionale
  • AVSI Foundation

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