Federico Romano was born in Rome in 1988. After the bachelor degree in Industrial Design at “Isia Roma” and a professional course at “Scuola Romana di Fotografia”, Federico moves to Berlin to work. Back to Italy in 2013, he completely dedicates to documentary photography, starting a masterclass of photojournalism at “Officine Fotografiche” and realizing his first reportage about emergency shelters/housing in the Italian capital. The project is well received, being exhibited at the 10th Edition of FotoLeggendo, at the Umbria World Fest 2014, Officine Fotografiche and published by L’Espresso magazine among others.
His professional career keeps on collaborating as assistant with the documentary photographer Davide Monteleone, for one year.In 2016 Federico has been selected in a mentorship program, by the agency Parallelozero.
Currently, he is a photographer and film maker freelance. He is frequently involved in collaborations with the collective Zona and contributor of Parallelozero.Federico also works with advertising agencies and produces, company reportages, corporates and videos for different clients.
In the past two years, he has worked alongside Emiliano Mancuso as director in the making of the documentary film "Le Cicale", a project about the effects of the Italian economical crisis to elders with low pension income.
In his works, Federico prefers topics connected to social, politic and economic changes in Italy and foreign countries.