Brescia, BS, Italia
Francesca Volpi, born in 1985 Brescia - Italy, is an independent photographer who through personal stories documents the humanitarian consequences of conflicts, exploring how the contexts of war, socio-economic disparities and climate change affect people's lives.
Francesca prefers long-term jobs that allow her to linger and deepen her knowledge about the places and themes of her work. In 2016, she moved to Mexico and Central America where she began an in-depth documentation of Honduras. She was, indeed, looking for a different photographic narrative, dealing with 'micro' stories that helped her having a perspective on macro-issues including the violence of the world of the Maras , environmental conflicts, civil rights of the LGBTI community and health system problems. Together with her personal projects supported by various grants and fellowships of the International Women's Media Foundation, Francesca continuously collaborates with the Wall Street Journal for which she has extensively covered the pandemic of Covid-19 in Northern Italy, then Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, The New York Times, L'Espresso, Le Journal du Dimanche, The Guardian and various important international organizations.
Francesca is a member of the Women Photograph Organization, which is concerned with changing the gender make-up of the photojournalism community. In fact, it aims at greater inclusion of women to ensure that the industry's leading storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.
Trained in battlefield first aid after a course with Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) and attending there times an HEFAT Course with Global Journalist Security (GJS).
- Breaking news
- RISC training
- Video capture
This the story of Darwin, a 24 years old boy from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is gay and so was
his brother Marco Tullio Montoya, who has been tortured and killed in April 2017.
o Darwin, he
was not just his brother, but his guide, friend and role model. Violence and impunity make
Honduras a hard place to live. Each story counts, and each person directly or indirectly affected by
this violence has to find balance and strength to carry on with their life, and this proves
particularly difficult for young people.
This is a story of loss, changes and resilience, a singular
story in a bigger context of a collective trauma within the Honduran society, continuously exposed
to dangers, uncertainty and insecurity for the future. It's journey into Darwin's life I shot during six