At 10 years old, I was fascinated about the power of photographs.
I believe this had happened, whilst I was seeing my father holding his old STX 2 Fuji.
Photography itself, played a crucial role in my childhood and, as a child, I was sensitive and curious.
I have vivid memories, about my father talking pictures, when my family was together; whilst my mother, didn’t want to be photographed.
These pictures, remained in the family drawer for several years, following my parent’s separation, until I discovered.
This had contributed significantly, to rebuild an intimate bond with my memories.
Today when I take photographs, I remember my childhood, and every time this happens, I learn more about myself and that child I was or I wished to be… we are still together…
Behind this, I can still push boundaries like a child, and i still have no fear…
Francesco Berlingerio was born in Brindisi, Italy, in 1980. Upon his graduation in Sociology, he progressed his professional career in the UK, in the field of child protection, and since then, he has been working for a significant number of Local Authorities. He became interested in photography, when he turned 23, he got carried away, and, to build his knowledge, he immersed himself in the study of analogue photography, darkroom film development. His photography projects, are focused on the unrelenting inequality of human conditions.
His work is mainly undertaken in monochrome, with the purpose of investigating and documenting social issues, such as: identity and borders, the anthropic relationship between people and environments, as well as, their life conditions. During the earliest stage of his career as photographer, he worked in partnership with press photo agencies based in Italy and Italian newspapers and magazines, such as: il Manifesto, Diario, Il Messagero.
Upon graduation at the University of Lecce, he undertook a statistic research about the street children phenomenon, in Kenya and Colombia, where he also worked and cooperated with NGOs. At present, he is residing in London, and his work is committed to long term projects, work on assignment.
Boomer Gallery London, August 202; title of work: Resilience
FMOPA, Museum of Photographic Art, Tampa, Florida, September, October 2021; Title of work: Resilience
Bath Photography Art Prize, October 2021; Title of work: Resilience
Pubblications and Features
F-Stop Photo magazine, Witness Journal, Private, Hamburger Eyes Photo magazine
Grants & Awards
Nominee at Vienna International Photo Award, Category: Black and White, August 2021; title of work: Resilience