Francesco Pistilli is an Italian documentary photographer, cinematographer and photography professor.

He is the recipient of the World Press Photo award 2018 (3rd Prize | General News Stories) for his series Lives in Limbo

His work has been published and distributed widely on several international magazine and media outlets including: TIME, National Geographic, Nature, Liberation, BBC, M le Monde, L'Espresso, Internazionale, Politico, Die Zeit, Wired, Elle, D Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Financial Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung,, The Independent UK. 

Francesco's archive is distributed by Laif Agency.

He frequently works for NGOs and Foundations: Emergency, IRC International Rescue Committee, Open Society Foundations, AVSI Foundation, Care Intl., Emergenza Sorrisi, Consulcesi, MEDU,  Greenpeace.

Francesco has been working in: Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Liberia, Serbia,  Mozambique, Philippines, Iraq, India, Brazil, Palestine, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Egypt, Hungary, Greece, Argentina, Indonesia and Turkey.  

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