Francesca Maffeo Gallery is a gallery for contemporary photography, representing and exhibiting the work of emerging and established artists. The gallery is dedicated to providing opportunities to experience, acquire and collect photography.

Francesca Maffeo Gallery opened in June 2016 with a permanent gallery space in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea, hosting 17 exhibitions and amassing a strong press profile, securing its reputation as a thriving gallery for contemporary photography.

During this time they have forged strong relationships with private collectors as well as contributing to public collections. Francesca Maffeo Gallery provides a bespoke service to both new and established collectors.

Francesca Maffeo Gallery launched as a pop-up gallery in November 2018, enabling them to expand their exhibition programme throughout London and other UK venues. The gallery pop-up model is increasingly becoming a firm choice for many galleries, affording the opportunity to work with exciting spaces in exciting places, reaching a wider audience.

Founded in 2015 by Francesca Genovese, the gallery is named in honour of Francesca’s grandmother.


Outside of exhibition times, Francesca Maffeo Gallery can be found by appointment on;

Tel: +44 (0)1702 345005 | +44 (0) 7970846497

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Founding Director: Francesca Genovese

Francesca Genovese is a curator, artist and academic in photography. She is dedicated to providing opportunities for a wider audience to learn about and enjoy photography within a gallery setting.  She is passionate about mentoring the photographers she works with, supporting them in their artistic careers.

Founding Director - Francesca Genovese

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