Sydney Professional Photographer Andrea Francolini

andrea francolini sydney photographerPhotographer Andrea “Drew of Sydney” Francolini is a well known sailing photographer.

Now based in Sydney Australia, Andrea was born in Milan Italy, in the early 70’s and was educated in the USA and Switzerland. His freelance career has seen him working on every continent around the world, aided by his fluent English, French and Italian.

Starting his career in the graphic design industry in Europe, in past decade Andrea has specialized in yachting photography. His images are regularly published across Europe and in North America and in recent times heavily in the South Pacific.

Australian Capture Magazine included Andrea in their list of finalist of Top Australian Photographers in the years 2010 and 2009 which is voted by fellow photographers and people in the photographic industry.

He has covered many important sailing races world wide such as the Route du Rhum, the Whitbread Race Around the World, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe Challenge, Louis Vuitton Cup, the Sydney to Hobart race, Skandia Geelong Race Week, Hamilton Island Race Week and all of Audi’s sailing events in Australia.

Andrea has also started photo tours. Pakistan being the main destination due to his extensive travels in the country on a yearly basis since 2008. These tours are for small groups up to 6 people. Other destinations for 2019 such as Japan and Italy are in the making. Private tours are available. For other destinations please feel free to contact him directly.

He is also the founder of My First School, a trust which has the aim to facilitate education in northern Pakistan. Visit the My First School website »

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Andrea’s Awards

  • 2019 Budapest Foto Awards – 1st place – Portrait
  • 2019 Australian Photo Awards – Honorable mention – Portrait
  • 2019 Honorable mention IPA (New York) – Portrait category
  • 2019 Bowness Finalist – winner announced in Oct 2019 – Monash art gallery Victoria
  • 2018 Professional London International Creative Competition
  • 2018 Silver and Bronze Tokyo International Foto Awards – Children category
  • 2018 Finalist Australian Photography Awards
  • 2018 Honorable mention IPA – USA – Children category
  • 2018 Bronze award One Eyeland photo competition USA – children category
  • 2018 Silver award – Prix de la Photographie Paris – Children portraiture
  • 2018 Finalist World Report Award documenting humanity – no profit category
  • 2018 Honorable mention Moscow Foto Awards – Children category
  • 2017 2nd place Tokyo International Foto Awards – Children category
  • 2017 3rd place One Eyeland Awards – Children category
  • 2017 3rd place IPA awards (New York) Children category
  • 2017 2nd place – MIFA awards, Moscow (Russia) People category ‘My First School’
  • 2016 One Eyeland photo award – Bronze winner, People/Children category
  • 2016 Tokyo Photo Awards  – Gold winner, People/Children category
  • 2016 Finalist Siena Internationa Photo Awards – Siena, Italy
  • 2016 Finalist, MIFA in 4 categories – Moscow, Russia
  • 2016 Finalist LensCulture Portrait Awards, USA
  • 2015 3rd place One Eyeland photo awards, People category
  • 2015 Finalist One Eyeland photo awards, Speciality cameras – Holga
  • 2015 Winner IPA awards (New York) People category
  • 2015 Winner Outdoor photographer of the year (UK) ‘Spirit of Travel’ category
  • 2015 Finalist Melbourne Photo book award (Kings of KKH) portrait book
  • 2015 Finalist Freo International Portrait Photo festival (Australia)
  • 2014 Winner World in Focus 2014 (USA)
  • 2014 Winner of Kontent Award editorial category (Germany)
  • 2014-15 Finalist Travel photographer of the year (UK)
  • 2013 Silver and Bronze at International Loupe Awards (sport category)
  • 2013 x2 Bronze at International Loupe Awards (portrait category)
  • 2013 Finalist ‘World in Focus’ (USA)
  • 2013 Honorable Mention: International Kontinent Awards Nature – Single Image category
one eyeland photo awards
photo book melbourne photography awardslens culture portrait awards
tokyo international photo awards moscow international photo awards
 kontinent awards international photogaphy awards
international loupe awards freemantle portrait prize

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