New York, NY, USA
Francesca Magnani was born in Padua, Italy and since 1997 is a New York based journalist, and a documentary and street photographer. Francesca’s stories over the years have been published in various Italian magazines and have often stemmed from everyday encounters in the streets of the Big Apple. They have ranged widely in interest from issues of lifestyle to identity, representation, displacement, intersectionality, mind-body connection, performance, mass incarceration and one’s relationship with space. Having lived half her life immersed in a culture extraneous from her own, having trained academically in Classics and Anthropology at Università di Bologna, having taught Italian in New York for over a decade, Francesca tells through her images and words the aspects of people’s lives that touch her and reach her, and at the same time she chronicles her own life. The images in this series are part of an ongoing project started in Summer 2017 about new avenues that have opened up in New York City’s urban landscape when the #nycferry started serving South Brooklyn and the Rockaways.