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Borderlands

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/General News
  • Photographer
    Francesco Anselmi
  • Credit
    Francesco Anselmi

In the history of the human species one of the key factors in determining the evolution of peoples has been the presence of geographical barriers between populations.

That same history saw men seeking solutions to overcome those natural barriers and at the same time building artificial ones: walls to defend ourselves from whom we identify as enemy, from whom might weaken us and undermine our identity.

After thousands of years, these two thrusts -of research for progress and conservation- they are unchanged.

How's life in the shadow of a wall at the center of the political debate?

Born 1984 in Milan, Francesco lives between Italy and the United States.
He graduated at The International Center of Photography receiving the New York Times Foundation Scholarship in 2010.
His work focuses on social issues and ongoing changes involving the western society, from Europe to the United States of America.

Awards Born 1984 in Milan, Francesco lives between Italy and the United States.
He graduated at The International Center of Photography receiving the New York Times Foundation Scholarship in 2010.
His work focuses on social issues and ongoing changes involving the western society, from Europe to the United States of America. In 2012 he started a long-term documentation about the consequences of the Greek economic crisis, that led him to receive the Chris Hondros Fellowship Fund in 2013 and the Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project in 2016. A selection of his Greek project was screened at Visa Pour L'image 2013/2015/2016 in Perpignan, at Image Singuliere 2014 in Sete, at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2014 and exhibited at 2014 and 2018 Lumix Festival for young photojournalism in Hannover and at 2015 Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi.
Francesco is among the 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack finalists.
Since 2017 he’s focusing on changes investing contemporary American society, with particular attention to identity related issues in border areas. In 2019 he was shortlisted at Leica Oskar Barnack award and was awarded the Visa d'or-Daily Press 2019.