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 and photography workshops.


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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