Born 1984 in Milan, Francesco Anselmi lives between New York City and Athens. He completed degrees in photojournalism from the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (2008) and the International Center of Photography (2010). Since 2012, he has been working on a long-term documentary project on the consequences of the economic crisis in Greece.
Francesco has won several recognitions including the Chris Hondros Fellowship Fund (2013) and the New York Times Company Foundation Scholarship. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Time Lightbox, Die Zeit, Bloomberg Businessweek, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Sette, Sportweek, IoDonna among others.
His work has been exhibited internationally including at Visa Pour L'image (2013), Image Singuliere (2014), Les Rencontres d'Arles (2014), The Venice Biennale (2014) and the 2014 Lumix Festival for young photojournalism. In 2014, Francesco was one of the finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack.
Since 2011, Francesco is a staff photographer at Contrasto photo agency.