Francesca Hummler is a visual artist and researcher working with photography. She received her B.A. in Media Arts and B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego in 2019. She received a Master's in Photography with distinction from The Royal College of Art in London, England in 2022. Interested in issues regarding identity she draws from her experience as the daughter of German immigrants in the United States to explore the archive, familial intimacy, and generational trauma. Influenced by the concept of photo-therapy Francesca often utilizes self-portraiture to untangle her sense of self. Recently she has expanded her therapeutic practices to photograph others, offering them solace in working through their traumas. 
In 2021 she was selected as one of the laureates of the Carte Blanche Étudiants award for her series "Unsere Puppenstube'' and displayed her work at Paris Photo. In 2022 she won the Young Talent Award from the Vonovia Award for Photography and had her work displayed in the Sprengel Museum. Francesca completed an artist residency with the National Justice Museum in Nottingham, U.K. in March 2023, where she considered human rights abuses caused by the American D.A.C.A. policy. Her work was collected by the Odunpazarı Modern Museum in Türkiye, featured in the Hamburg-based magazine Photonews, and she was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Recently in May 2023 she had her first solo in Erlangen, Germany. Her photographs belong to private collections in the United States, England, Germany, and France. Her work has been exhibited in the Copeland Gallery, Art Hub London, Irvine Fine Arts Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She has completed freelance work for clients including The Sundance Institute.