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Francesco Sonetti is a freelance Photographer born in Tuscany and living in Florence. 

 

He has more than ten years of experience working as an international photographer all over Europe, Asia, and the United States. 

 

In 2020 he was awarded the WPPI grant for his project on Palestinian refuges in Lebanon, at the WPPI annual meeting in Las Vegas. 

He studied with Cristina Nunez, Francesco Zizola, Efrem Raimondi and Paolo Marchetti. He collaborated with A.I.P.I. and worked on a project on second generation immigration in Bologna. Then, he worked with RENA promoting photographic school courses. 

For the past 3 years he has been working as an associate in a active photographic studio in Florence.

Now he has made the leap into Documentary Photography his main focus is on the Palestinian Refugess, probably one of the core unresolved challenges of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

 

After attending a technical High School, he dropped out of University and traveled around the world. After this, he returned home to work as a farmer in Tuscany, where he became the supervisor of a winery. 

 

Something happened- which he cannot recall - in this period and he began to study photography. He stopped his career at the winery and he left for Milan to start to work as an assistant photographer in a fashion studio. Later he went back to Tuscany and started his work as a freelance photographer.