Franco Sortini was born in 1958. He has worked in graphic design and painting until the early 80s, then move on to photography under the guidance of Franco Fontana. Since 1982 he has produced numerous photographic works, dealing mainly in relation to the urban landscape with people and the environment. His photographs have been exhibited in many exhibitions in Europe, and published by major magazines, and many are part of important private and public collections, including those of the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, the AFOCO Archive of Cordoba, the Galleria Civica in Modena, the University of Siena, the museo dello sbarco di Salerno.
A professional photographer since 1986, since 1990 is an active member of the National Association of Professional Photographers. He currently lives and works in Salerno, Italy.