Martina Bacigalupo was born in Genoa in 1978. After reading literature and philosophy in Italy, she studied photography in London. For the past five years Martina has been living and working in East Africa, mainly based in Burundi, working on personal projects and collaborating with international organisations and institutions. Her work has been published, among others, in the Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde Magazine, Internazionale, Elle, Esquire and Jeune Afrique. She is a member of Agence Vu in Paris.