Francesco Cocco begins his career as a photographer in 1989. Strongly attracted by the social marginalization and child universe, he immediately begins to travel in “difficult countries”, in particular in the Asian continent. In Bangladesh he photographs the living conditions of street children and documents child labour. In Vietnam, soon after the reopening of the borders, he completes a report for the exhibition Vietnam Today (Modena, 1993). In Cambodia, in collaboration with Emergency, he deals with the tragedy of landmine victims. In the same Country, supported by the NGO New Humanity, he portrays images of child prostitution. In Brazil, he photographs the blind people of Benjamin Constant Institute of di Rio de Janeiro and the exploitation of child workers on the island of Marajoa, Amazonia.