Martina Cirese was born in Rome, 1988. She enrolled into the ISFCI (Institute of Photography), in Rome, 2008. In 2011 she was given a scholarship to complete her Master’s degree in Contemporary History at the Paris-Sorbonne University. Since 2011 her work has been published widely in leading Italian magazines, featuring cover stories on L’Espresso and Internazionale. Her first work ‘Asankojo’ has been selected for several international competitions and exhibited across Europe. In January 2014, she was awarded a year-long scholarship at Fabrica, Benetton's international research centre. Her campaign assignment for the Unhate Foundation focused on the gay community conditions in Russia. In November 2014 she was the photographer of the United Colors of Benetton's global campaign for the elimination of violence against women. Since 2015 she is based in Berlin.