Francesca Bontempi was born in Rome in 1977. She lives between Italy and the United States of America.
She received her M.F.A. degree from the Roman School of Photography in Rome, after a three-year master's degree in professional photography, training with numerous professionals in the field, including photographers of the Contrasto Photo Agency, PhotoEditors of national and international publications and representatives of advertising agencies. She received her BA degree in cinema and photography at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University La Sapienza of Rome, with a thesis in History of Photography on "William Eggleston and the American Uncanny".
She has been selected and participated in many projects, including the "Focus on Monferrato" project, a photo workshop sponsored by the Piedmont Region and the Tuscany Photographic Workshop, with the photographer Stanley Green, the "Senigallia città della Fotografia" project, with the photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin, the CineCampus 2010, Cinema Workshop promoted by the Roma Lazio Film Commission as part of the Rome International Film Festival.
She worked with many national and international partners, like the FotoFest, the Biennial of Photography in Houston, the NyPhotoFestival, the Photography Festival in New York, the Publishing House Punctum, the International Photography Festival of Rome, the Vodafone Italia Foundation, The Eur Spa.
Since 2008 she has been committed to teaching Photography at various cultural institutes in Italy, beside the photographic research.
Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are included in many collections worldwide.
Her work focuses on the world of feelings and psychological and social dynamics of human beings, exploring autobiographical and collective issues, however related to elements belonging to her personal history; her recent work includes both more contemporary Giclee prints with her series In between and more traditional Silver Gelatin prints as in her Time Tables series.