Hardcover cloth with jacket 1st edition (Italian edition)
85 bw photos
hardback 28,0 cm x 24,0 cm
Text in english
Foreword by Caroline Milic
Afterword by Robert Delpire
“Né Quelque Part / Born Somewhere” portrays the lives of children in 27 countries. Francesco Zizola has spent 15 years documenting the condition of children around the world. From countries racked with war, like Angola, the Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq, to child laborers in Brazil and Indonesia, to Aids orphans in Mozambique and Kenya – from the alienated children of privilege in Japan, to the young entrepreneurs and actors of New York and Los Angeles.
The Born Somewhere book was first published in 2004.
“No, photography has not changed. Lewis Hine, Jacob Riis, they have a brother; his name is Francesco Zizola.” (Robert Delpire)
Francesco Zizola (Rome, 1962) has photographed some of the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crises. His book “Born Somewhere” was the result of a 13-year project; covering the situation of children in 28 different countries around the world.
Francesco Zizola has been awarded many international industry rewards; including the World Press Photo of the Year 1996, documenting the tragedy of land mines in Angola, together with nine other awards in the World Press Photo contests, and four Picture of the Year Awards.
He studied anthropology and took up photography as a profession in 1981 and in 1986 he devoted himself entirely to photojournalism, taking his first steps at L’Europeo magazine’s photo desk. Ever since, his pictures have been published by both leading Italian and international newspapers and magazines. They have also been exhibited largely.
He has published five books, including Iraq (published with Amnesty International, 2007), which documents the beginning of Iraq II, Etats d’enfance and Born Somewhere Delpire and Fisi Orari); an extensive piece of work on the living conditions of children from 28 different countries.
In 2006, the Italian film director Liliana Ginanneschi made a documentary on Francesco called Occhio Sensibile (Sensitive Eye).
In 2007, he opened 10b Photography, a Rome-based multipurpose centre for professional photography, featuring a gallery and a digital laboratory.
He is a member and co-founder of NOOR picture agency and foundation. He is represented by NOOR. Francesco Zizola lives in Rome.