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Alessio Franconi is author for the Publishing Houses Ulrico Hoepli and Morellini Editore. He published for the newspapers and magazines National Geographic, Corriere della Sera, Panorama, Montagne360 and Storia Militare.

He exhibited his solo exhibitions many times in Italy, Slovenia, Estonia, France, Poland and Finland in cities of relevance such as Milan, Genoa, Trento, Tallinn, Lyon, Krakow and Helsinki or in important historical and cultural sites.

As a result of challenging photographic and cultural projects, he wrote the books Slovenia (2017), Tallinn (2018), Estonia (2019) and Siviglia (delayed due to the pandemic) all published with Morellini Editore Publishing House.

 

Here they fought! The main project

The Great War and the Second World War deeply hit the family of Alessio Franconi. The stories he collected about war convinced him to start a long journey exploring WW1 and WW2 battlefields. He crossed battlefields in more than 10 nations and he went along two mountain chains: the Alps and the Carpathians.

The outcome is the reportage “Here they fought!”, a life commitment photographic project of the Author, to remember the sorrow caused by war.

The reportage has the patronage of the European Commission.

It was exhibited several times in Italy and Europe. It is published in two different books with Ulrico Hoepli Publishing House:

  • Si combatteva qui! Nei luoghi della Grande Guerra. 1914 – 1918 (2017) (Here they fought! 1914-1918)
  • Alpi, teatro di battaglie! 1940 – 1945 (2020) (Alps, theatre of battles 1940 – 1945)

 

Motivation and spirit behind his camera and lens

Alessio Franconi is constantly engaged in projects to explore different European cultural roots. He is a passionate explorer. Some of his reportages required him a deep planning and physical preparation in order to face the high mountains harsh environment.

He organized different public speeches and conferences supported by the European Commission and European Parliament Liaison Offices to discuss about important aspects linked with his reportages.

Thanks to his explorations and researches in different European states, he was testimonial and volunteer for the European Parliament campaign called “this time I’m voting”

He cooperates with different Tourism Board offices.

A partial press review is available following this link.

 

Books:

  •  Si combatteva qui! Nei luoghi della Grande Guerra, Hoepli (2017)
  • Alpi, teatro di battaglie! 1940 – 1945, Hoepli (2020)
  • Slovenia, Morellini Editore (2017)
  • Tallinn, Morellini Editore (2018)
  • Estonia, Morellini Editore (2019)
  • Siviglia, Morellini Editore (due in 2022)
  • Finlandia, Morellini Editore (due in 2023)

 

Photographic Exhibitions:

  1. Milano, Italy | Museo del Risorgimento | 4 Sept – 22 Nov 2015
  2. Camogli, Italy | Sala Consigliare | 19 Feb. – 2 Apr 2016
  3. Acqui Terme, Italy | Palazzo Chiabrera | 30 Apr – 15 May 2016
  4. Cervia, Italy | Ex Magazzini del Sale | 11 – 26 June 2016
  5. Conselice, Italy | Showroom ArteIncontro | 14 – 30 July 2016
  6. Caporetto, Slovenia | Fundacija Poti miru | 9 Sept – 30 Oct 2016
  7. Zibido San Giacomo, Italy | MU.SA. | 1 April – 7 May 2017
  8. Tallinn, Estonia | Fotomuuseum | 5 May – 11 June 2017
  9. Pivka, Slovenia | Park of Military History | 12 July – 22 Oct 2017
  10. Roma, Italy | Ambasciata del Vietnam | Sept 2017
  11. Genova, Italy | Commenda di Pré | 14 Nov 2017 – 2 Jan 2018
  12. Milano, Italy | Libreria Internazionale Hoepli | 23 Nov 2017 – 22 April 2018
  13. Milano, Italy | Libreria Internazionale Hoepli | 13 Aug – 15 Sept 2018
  14. Casale sul Sile, Italy | Villa Bembo | 6 – 14 Oct 2018
  15. Camogli, Italy | Sala Consigliare | 2 – 17 Nov 2018
  16. Lione, France | Hotel de Ville 6e Arrondissement | 12 – 16 Nov 2018
  17. Cracovia, Poland | Istituto Italiano di Cultura – IIC Cracovia | 29 Nov – 7 Dec 2018
  18. Milano, Italy | Libreria Internazionale Hoepli | 21 Feb – 6 April 2019
  19. Milano, Italy | Biblioteca Gallaratese | 29 March – 12 April 2019
  20. Milano, Italy | Spazio Labò | 15 May – 17 June 2019
  21. Trento, Italy | Le Gallerie – Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino | 4 July – 16 Oct 2019
  22. Sesto S. Giovanni, Italy | Villa Mylius – ISEC | 17 Sept – 7 Oct 2019
  23. Cracovia, Poland | Istituto Italiano di Cultura – IIC Cracovia | 27 Jan – 15 Feb 2020
  24. Trento, Italy | Le Gallerie – Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino | 2 June – 6 Sept 2020
  25. Genova, Italy | Palazzo Ducale | 18 Sept – 11 Oct 2020
  26. Camogli, Italy | Sala Consigliare | 16 May – 2 June 2021
  27. Riva del Garda, Italy | MAG Forte Garda | 22 May – 17 Oct 2021
  28. Nizza Monferrato, Italy | Auditorium Trinità | 5 – 30 June 2021
  29. Milano, Italy | Libreria Internazionale Hoepli | 5 Oct – 9 Nov 2021
  30. Aquileia, Italy | Palazzo Meizlik | 21 Oct 2021 – 6 Feb 2022
  31. Nizza Monferrato, Italy | Foro Boario | 22 Oct – 16 Nov 2021
  32. Riva del Garda, Italy | MAG Forte Garda | 23 April – 16 Oct 2022
  33. Helsinki, Finland | Eurooppasali E.P. | 6 – 20 May 2022
  34. Ruovesi, Finland | Sointula | 3 – 23 June 2022