Francesco Merlini was born in Aosta in 1986. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at the Politecnico University of Milan, he has devoted himself completely to photography.
After covering Italian news (with publications among the others on L’Espresso, Internazionale, Gioia, Anna, Rolling Stone, D La Repubblica, Le Monde, Tageszeitung), Francesco works now mainly on personal long-term projects, corporate-works and editorials. He is represented by the international photographic agency Prospekt.
Since 2013, Francesco has the role of Prospekt’s photo editor and sales manager, working continually with Prospekt photographers and the photo-editors of the most important worldwide magazines.
On March 2012, Francesco has won the MONO talent call for new black&white photographers and has be published on MONO vol. one alongside renowned photographers such as Roger Ballen, Daido Moryiama, Anders Petersen and Antoine D’agata.
Among many reviews on renowned photography sites, Francesco has been featured on TIME Lightbox among the new best black&white photographers.
Francesco lives and works in Milan.