Gianfranco Gorgoni was born in Rome in 1941. He entirely devoted his life to photography. In 1976, he joined the Contact Agency along with other photographers, and he began his career as an international photo-journalist. He travelled and worked for major news publications such as Times, Life, Newsweek and New York Times making cover stories on the areas most at risk: Iran, Iraq, Nicaragua, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Faulkland Islands, Japan and China. Visiting Mexico, he decided to fly to Cuba for the celebration of May 1st, in 1980. A love at first sight led him to return to this land many times over the years. This forbidden love affair with the country and its people, would come together in a published book titled “Cuba Mi Amor”, 1985, with a preface written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and text by Fidel Castro. He later divided his time between Harlem, New York, and Bomba, Abruzzo. He died in New York in 2019.