Born in 1968, Filippo Romano is a documentary and architecture photographer. He graduated at I.S.I.A. in Urbino with Michele Provinciali. And specialized in photo documentary at the full time program at the International Center of photography (I.C.P.) in New York. Romano’s work is mostly about cities, architectures and urban dwellers.
Since 1998 he collaborates with the architecture’s section of the art publisher Skira, and his work have been featured in important magazines «Abitare», «Dwell magazine», Domus», «Io Donna», «Courrier International», «Huffington Post», and «Newsweek».
In 2007 he was the winner of the grant Pesaresi-Contrasto with the project “OFF CHINA” about the urban development of the Chinese cities. He is the co-author of “Soleri Town”, a book about the utopian architecture of Paolo Soleri; in 2009 he was selected in the exhibition the Joy at the Rome photo festival with “Waterfront” a series from the project about the city of Trieste. In 2010 he was in Haiti for photo reportage about the earthquake. His project “Route 106” about the landscape devastation by the illegals buildings in Calabria region was exhibited at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2010. In 2011 he started a project about the ghetto of Mathare in Nairobi and takes part of the exhibition “Sao Paulo Calling” in San Paulo art museum in 2012. His ongoing project about Nairobi was part of the exhibition “MadeinSlum-Mathare Nairobi” in the Triennale Museum in Milan in 2013. “Palladio and Jefferson” is a long-term research exhibited in Montreal at the Canadian Center for Architecture C.C.A. He is a member of the agency Luzphoto and currently he is a teacher at the Naba design school in Milan and in the master of photography at the IUAV faculty in Venice.