I’m Francesca Menghini (b. 1987), an Italian photographer based in Amsterdam. After a couple of years as an autodidact, in 2021 I began studying photography at a degree level.

In my approach, I explore the conceptual meaning behind the object I capture. Elevating ordinariness, to represent photographically interior worlds and beliefs. I also investigate themes of identity, social issues and human rights, through personal work and collaborations. I firmly believe images and stories can connect us to the experiences of others in a very strong way and, by doing so, they can influence society by changing opinions and instilling values. That’s why I pursue photography as a means for awareness and social change.

 

Awards

AOP Emerging Talent Award 2021/22 Finalist

 

Collective Exhibitions

Chrysalid Gallery, Rotterdam, NL, 3-10/09/2022

FujiFilm House of Photography, London, 15-31/07/2022

Bistrot del Teatro, Viterbo, Italy, 17-22/5/2022

AOP Photography Awards Showcase, Village Underground Shoreditch London, 20/04/2022

BROAD Magazine, Home Issue, 560 Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 09/04/2022

Loosenart Magazine/Gallery, Spazio Millepiani, Rome, Italy, 17-26/03/2022

Float Photo Magazine, Online, 18/10/2021

Foley Gallery, New York City, 21/06/2021

De Balie, Amsterdam, NL, 12/06/2021 – 27/06/2021

The Holy Art Gallery, London, 28/04 – 5/05/2021

Bargehouse Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf, London, 15/10 – 18/10/2020

Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, 11/01 – 28/02/2020

Keep the Moment, Den Haag, NL, 5/5/2019

 

Events

She Takes Over Campaign, March 2022

HagueTalks Event, Museon Den Haag, 31/03/2021

 

Nominations

AAP Magazine, #24 Portrait, 2022: Shortlisted

Zealous Stories, Photography 2022: Shortlisted

Zealous Stories, Photography 2021: Shortlisted

 

Publications

Curated by Girls, 2022

AOP Awards Book, 2021/22

BROAD Magazine, Home Issue, 2022

LoosenArt, Exhibition Catalogue, printed and online, 2022

CARG, 2021

Bargehouse Gallery, Printed Exhibition Catalogue, 2020

Morean Arts CenterExhibition Catalogue, 2020

Zizo Magazine, 2020