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 masters programme in photojournalism at Officine Fotografiche in Rome. Later, I was selected for a fellowship by the photo agency Parallelozero and also participated in the Canon Student Development Programme. In 2018, I took part in the Dry-Photo residency in Prato, Italy. Currently, in parallel to my master's in anthropology and social research at the University of Siena, I work as a freelance photographer in and around Florence and lead photo courses for children coming from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.


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


2017 Parallelozero Fellowship

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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