Franz Gustincich is photographer since 1985. He published six photographic books.
He was teacher of reportage at the Rome State University "Sapienza" for 7 years
He was founder and director of the weekly magazine for immigrants "MELTING"
As photoreporter has covered some of the main international events as the end of Apartheid in SouthAfrica; revolutions in almost every former communist countries; transition of Cuba for the "perìodo especiàl; syrian refugees, especially Yazidis of northern Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan) and many others
He's now working for a wide project for a fellowship of Rotary International about excellence of food.
His statement about art is a simple consideration: "the succes of an artist go through his stylistic recognition, but using the same style forever is a big creative limitation. This is the reason why I prefere to study and try new way of style continuously, instead die on the same and boring."
MurgiAMO, Art Contest-Residenza in Apulia, Italy-First Prize - July 2014
VENDEMMIA (grape harvest) - workshop in Tuscany in a vineyard: how to realize a reportage on a wine farm - 4 lesson along one year in 4 different location -
2016 - L’enigma della Bellezza. Forma e Contenuto (The Enigma of Beauty. Form and Content) - Terme di Salice, Pavia - Curator Barbara Martusciello
2007 - Rome, SUBURBS, open air exhibition with the sociologist Franco Ferrrarotti. A building in the centre was wrapped by giant pvc photographs of the suburbs of Rome-
1996 - Budapest, BREAD, SALT AND HEART, on traditional culture of the dwellers of Albanian Alps - catalogue by ARGO-
1996 - Rome, FLAMENCO, RITO E SPETTACOLO - Piazza Navona, Instituto Cervantes, Embajada de Espana. For the presentation of the photographic book with the same title, Pantheon publishing house.
2002 - Rome, SUBWAYS, on tube transport around the world, for the sociologist/anthropologist Marc Augé
2010 - Rome, LAOXIANG, Chinese community in Rome - Catalogue by Melting
2015 - Corato (Bari), FOTOGRAFARE LA MURGIA - Print exhibit and projection of slides about Murgia, a region of southern Italy, held in Masseria Faraona (Farm) - Open air