Francesco Carrozzini (born September 9, 1982) is an Italian-born photographer and Emmy-Award-nominated director who is currently based in New York City.
Francesco was born in Milan, Italy. As the son of Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue's editor-in-chief, Francesco grew up surrounded by designers, celebrities and artists. Francesco also spent a lot of time on set with photographers Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh.
Influenced by this very creative environment, in his early teens, he began taking pictures and making short films with his friends.
In the summer of 1999, he went to Los Angeles to study film at the University of California, Los Angeles. He later returned to Italy to study philosophy at the University of Milan, until his subsequent move to New York City.
Francesco's career began in 2006, and in a few years he became one of the most respected young photographers in the industry. His photographs have appeared on the covers and in the pages of: Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, W, Rolling Stone, L'Uomo Vogue, Italian Vogue and POP, amongst others.
He is well known for his portraiture and fashion editorials and campaigns. Francesco has photographed such diverse people as actors Robert De Niro, Scarlett Johansson, John Malkovich; models Heidi Klum, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Milla Jovovich, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour and Tyra Banks; and musicians Beyoncé, Sting, Keith Richards, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Marilyn Manson and many more. He has also photographed artists Jeff Koons, Richard Prince and Marina Abramović. Francesco has recently started working with politicians and has since photographed Nigerian President, Jonathan Goodluck, former Prime Minister of England, Tony Blair, former Pakistani Prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and New York City's mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
His advertising client list includes Estee Lauder, Biotherm, Sony Music, Mini Cooper, Volvo, Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's, Hudson Jeans, Baume & Mercier, Chopard, and Mango.
Francesco also teaches a workshop of photography once a year at the University of Venice, Italy.
Francesco's first job was directing a 30” spot for Italian MTV at age 20. The following year, the advertising agency McCann Erickson assigned him the promo for the Venice Biennale of art.
In 2006, Francesco traveled to Poland to shoot a documentary about the life and creative process of the Polish Theatre Wierszalin. The same year Francesco was commissioned to direct a series of films for The New York Times, which was later pioneered as “The New York Times Screen Tests,”  for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. It is a collection of interviews featuring some of today’s most prestigious entertainers, such as Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, and Marion Cotillard. The series has now grown to include dozens of other "screen tests", still shot in the original format Francesco used.
In 2008, Francesco also directed the short film "1937", a psychological thriller, shot in Suite #822 of the infamous Chelsea Hotel. The short competed at the Venice Film Festival.
He has since directed many commercials for clients such as Tommy Hilfiger and Fiat 500 and a viral  for the sunglasses brand Ray Ban, for which he was nominated for a Young Director's award at the Cannes Lions advertising festival.
In 2013, Francesco released his first music video for Banks' "Waiting Game", followed by the music video for A$AP Rocky's track "Phoenix", starring actor Michael K. Williams and supermodel Joan Smalls, which he wrote along with fellow Italian actress Asia Argento.
Francesco is currently working on a feature documentary.
May 2007: First solo photography exhibition, "Unique Exposure" at Galleria Cardi in Milan.
September 2008: Art film “Don’t Blink!” shown in a group exhibition at the Jeu De Paume Museum, Paris.
May 2010: Francesco's first New York solo photography show at the Diane Von Furstenberg Gallery.
May 2011: Francesco's solo photography show at the open-air Stoleshnikov Lane Museum in Moscow, Russia.
January 2012: Francesco's L'Uomo Vogue cover shots included in Sotheby's charity auction celebrating the magazine, Paris.
- “Wierszalin”- Feature Documentary, International Locarno Film Festival, Official Selection 2007
- “1937”- International Venice Film Festival, Short Film Competition, 2008 
- "The Divine Jane: Reflections on Jane Austen," Short Documentary (2009) Morgan Library and Museum exhibition, "A Women's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy," New York City.
- Banks: "Waiting game", music video, 2013
- A$AP Rocky: "Phoenix", music video, short film, written with Asia Argento, 2013
Francesco is the face of the "Eau de Nuit" fragrance by Giorgio Armani
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- "The Leading L Exposure Site on the Net". lexposure.net. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
- "Wierszalin by Francesco Carrozzini". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
- "NYTimes.com/TMagazine - Screen Tests". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
- "Natalie Portman - New York Times by Francesco Carrozzini". YouTube. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
- "Ray Ban - "Color goes pop" by Francesco Carrozzini". YouTube. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
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- "The Morgan Library & Museum - Past Exhibitions - A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy". Themorgan.org. Retrieved 2012-11-29.