Martina Cirese is an Italian photographer born in Rome, 1988. She enrolled into the ISFCI (Institute of Photography), in Rome, 2008. In 2011 she was given a scholarship to complete her Master’s degree in Contemporary History at the Paris-Sorbonne University, focusing her studies on the raise of Totalitarian regimes. Since 2012 she begun to work as a freelance photographer, featuring cover stories on L’Espresso and Internazionale. Her first long term project ‘Asankojo’ has been acknowledged by several awards nominations. In 2014 she was awarded a year-long scholarship at FABRICA, Benetton’s communication research centre, where she has been the selected photographer for the Unhate Foundation – United Colors of Benetton global social campaigns. Her works have been exhibited across Europe and featured in international publications including The Guardian, Time, National Geographic, GEO and Burn magazine among others. After 10 years spent between Berlin and Paris, since 2022 she is based in Rome.