Francesca Vezzani was born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 1974 and began practicing photography in 1982. She studied Architecture in Ferrara and graduated in 2000. Her interest for disorientation in architecture was formed in 1998 while travelling during her university years.
From 2001 to 2003 and from 2006 to 2009 she lived and worked in London, where she explored photography mainly in the field of modern and contemporary architecture.
She participated in several photographic competitions, published and exhibited several works - including her graduation thesis - in Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Ravenna, Bologna and London. Her thesis gained a special mention from ASSIRCO Giovani.
Francesca has been a member of the photographic association REfoto of Reggio Emilia since 2005 and of the Photographers Gallery of London since 2006. In November 2006 she was a winner of the competition Luci/Ombre in Architettura (Lights/Shadows in Architecture) organized by the cultural associations ArchCineFoto and Non Solo Cinema of Venice.
The photographic series Labyrinths, Frames and Torino 1861 - Roma 2011 were exhibited during the European Photography Week 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (Fotografia Europea 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011) in Reggio Emilia. The series Labyrinths was exhibited at the Space C Gallery of Croydon Clocktower in London in August 2007. In November 2009 Francesca was shortlisted in the competition organized by the Italian National Association of Professional Photographers. In November 2010 she was selected to exhibit three artworks at the art fair ImmaginarteInFiera of Reggio Emilia, following the successful Labyrinths exhibition at the Amarillo Art Gallery.