Francesco Cito, born in Naples in 1949, began his activity as a photojournalist in London in 1975, collaborating with the Sunday Times Mag, and L’Observer and then with L’Indipendent. In 1980 he went clandestinely to Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion, and covered 1200 km on foot in three months, to tell the story of the guerrillas fighting the Red Army.
From 1983 to 89 he is on the Lebanese front of the civil war, and from 1984 to the present, the Israel-Palestine conflict follows. In 1983 he made a report on the Camorra that will be published all over the world and subsequent stories of the mafia in southern Italy. The Middle East becomes his greatest interest, following the whole conflict following the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 1990 but also events such as the Palio di Siena. Wins the World Press Photo twice and numerous other awards.