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Congo Street Style by Francesco Giusti

Francesco Giustiis a freelance documentary photographer oriented toward inquiring in to issues of social realities, communities & identity. His research about the long-standing inmates of a psychiatric hospital in Naples received the honorable mention of Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 1999 & was a finalist of Prix Care du Reportage Humanitair in 2000. In 2002, he was awarded the Canon Award for Young Photographers for Best Photographic Project with an intimate portrait story about a community of transvestites in Genoa, France.

During the last years, Giusti has documented immigration & asylum seekers issues in Germany & in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2006, he published the book Hotel Industria & the volume Ex Fabrica - Identities & mutations on the border of the metropolis, which received an honorable mention Ponchielli Award 2003. He's documented slums in Nairobi, Cairo & Port Au Prince. He's recently worked in Haiti, in the Sub-Sahara area of Western Africa & in Congo Brazzaville. His works has been published in Germany & abroad & exhibited in galleries & international photographic events.

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