MATTEO CESCHI was born in Milan in 1974. After graduating in Political Science with a thesis in American history, he became a music journalist and has been writing since 2000 for several Italian and Swiss magazines. He has also published several academic articles (in English and Italian) and two books on show business and radical politics in modern American history. From 2001 to 2009 he was teaching assistant in United States History and Modern History at Statale University in Milan. He has taught History of journalism at a private Italian university in 2012-13. He started as a photographer with portraits of rock performers for his articles and developed an interest in buskers and then in street photography. He had his first individual exhibition, "So Close/Così vicino", in September 2014 at Area 35 Art Factory in Milan.