Francesco Giusti is a freelance documentary photographer oriented toward investigating issues of social realities, communities and 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 and 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, Italy.
During the last years, Giusti has documented immigration and asylum seekers issues especially in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2006, he published the book Hotel Industria and the volume Ex Fabrica - Identities and mutations on the border of the metropolis, which received an honorable mention Ponchielli Award 2003. He has documented slums in Nairobi, Cairo and Port Au Prince. He has recently worked in Haiti, in the Sub-Sahara area of Western Africa and in Congo Brazzaville. His works has been published in Italy and abroad and exhibited in galleries and international photographic events.