Artist and Curator Francesco Ciotola was born in 1979 in Italy. After a first degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, in 2006 he attended a Master in European Arts and Cultures between Naples and Seville. Later on he graduated in Environment and Landscape Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. He worked at the Communication Department at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Seville. From 2008 Francesco has been involved with projects on landscapes in Italy and in Europe, creating campaigns for land surveying and documentaries. To his credit he holds various teaching experiences in the field of artistic and photographic education in different schools. Partner from 2009 to 2012 at the Studio Associate D77 Photographers based in Naples, he supports and promotes the Social Function of Art and Photography in particular, with different bottom-art projects, personal and collective exhibitions and Artist Residencies in Italy and Europe. For his work, Francesco has always preferred the use of primitive and obsolete B / W film cameras and work in the darkroom. He is admitted to practice as an Experts in the field of Art, also he is a consultant for several bodies within the Culture in the Third Sector and is Founder of the Association of Social Promotion Nuova Fotografia Organizzata and of the blog Ottica Contemporanea. Several of his works are part of International collections.