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Francesca Filippini Pinto

Photography Curator and Advisor


United Kingdom

Francesca has been working in the arts world with a focus on photography since 2011 – most recently as Global Gallery and Retail Director for Magnum Photos, the pre-eminent photo agency representing some of the world’s most acclaimed photographers. She was previously Director of Development for The Photographers’ Gallery (the largest public institution in the UK exclusively dedicated to photography) and General Manager for Christie’s South Kensington.
She has been lending her photographic expertise as a nominator and judge for numerous Awards, including the Louis Roederer Prize, the Bar-Tur Award, the Ian Parry Scholarship and the Youmanity Prize.
Before transitioning to the arts world, Francesca enjoyed a successful career in investment banking and private equity, holding senior positions at Morgan Stanley and Permira.
Francesca holds an M. Litt in Contemporary Arts from the University of Glasgow and a CEMS Master in Management from HEC University in Paris. Prior to that, she graduated summa cum laude in Business Management from Bocconi University in Milan.
A committed patron of the arts, Francesca is an RSA Fellow and an active supporter of The Photographers’ Gallery, the Design Museum, PEER and AWITA.

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