Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Years of experience: 6 to 10
Giovanni Lo Curto, was born in Palermo in 1983. He is a photojournalist and photographer based in between Germany, Cuba, Greece and Italy. In 2018, he has been selected to study with the VII photo agency in their Warsaw-based Masterclass.
His work focuses on contemporary social, political, religious and economic issues. He explores the relationship between human identity, memories and places. He sees a strong link between the perception of oneself and the way people remember and store personal and shared memories — making an inextricable link between personal identity and the surrounding environment.
He prefers to work on long-term documentary projects because it gives the best opportunity to represent the complexity of a story fully and allows him to bond with his subject. The idea is to have a mutual exchange with the subject that lasts beyond the time of the reporting.
After living and traveling in South America and Middle East for many years, Giovanni moved to Berlin in 2010. There, his work has been published several times in magazines and newspapers such as ND, TAZ, FHZZ, CONTRASTE, Cargo, Chorzeit. He has been commissioned to produce two books, “Il Collezionista di baci” for Modadori Electa and “Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenberg- Ein Architekturführer” for Berlin Story Verlag.
In addition to his freelance photojournalism projects, he works as a freelance photographer and photo editor and collaborates with the non-profit Stadt Museum Lichtenberg and Luna Park. There, he documents and organizes cultural photographic projects. Additionally, he supervises a darkroom and photo studio in the Weinmeisterhaus youth house. There, he leads free analogue and digital photography workshops for young people.