My name is Filippo Steven Ferrara and I'm a half German half Italian documentary photographer living in Florence, Italy. 

After studying anthropology at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich, I attended a master's programme in photojournalism at Officine Fotografiche in Rome. Later, I was selected for a fellowship by the photo agency Parallelozero and participated in the Canon Student Development Programme. In 2018, I took part in the Dry-Photo residency in Prato, Italy. Currently, in parallel to completing my master's thesis in anthropology and social research at the University of Siena, I work as a freelance photographer in and around Florence and collaborate with non profit organizations in the development and coordination of educational projects.


Der Spiegel, El Pais, Left, La Repubblica, Athleta Magazine, Emerge - Magazin für jungen Fotojournalismus, PRIVATE magazine, fatum-magazin, Positive Magazine, Dynamo Camp, Dynamo Academy, Cesvot, Amoa Onlus, Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Italy .


2017 Parallelozero Fellowship

2018 Photo residency "La via della Cina", curated by Filippo Maggia - Selected photographer

2021 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award - Nomination

2021 Festival della Fotografia Etica - World Report Award/Non profit section - Shortlist


June 2016 / Die Färberei, Munich

August 2017 / Feierwerk Farbenladen, Munich

September 2017 / Officine Fotografiche, Rome

September 2018 / Festival L'Eredità delle Donne, Florence

November 2018 / Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

January 2019 / MACRO-Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome

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