Giovanni Capriotti is a photographic essayist, editorial photographer and videographer born and raised in Rome. After finishing high school he moved to Amsterdam and London attracted by the vibrant and creative 90s. Passion for photography has always been part of his life, although at the beginning he could not afford to buy a decent camera and instead was experimenting with polaroids and vintage models, such as the old Yashica that his granny found at the pension where she used to work. After a few months in the UK he enrolled in a photography BFA at London Communication College, which helped him to organize everything he had learned as a self taught photographer. Newly graduated, the mandatory national service called him back to his native Italy. After one year spent serving his country and two more on the road in Europe, he got a job with a major airline, which drastically increased his chances to travel worldwide. He eventually fell in love with documentary photography and over a decade of voyaging he was able to produce a body of work covering several topics. Currently Giovanni, also a graduate of the Loyalist College Photojournalism Program (Dean's List), lives between Toronto and Montreal with his wife and daughter. His independent work explores multiple issues across North America and the world, focusing on unique and intimate narratives that often go unnoticed. 

Giovanni's clients list and publications include: United Nations High Commissioner Refugees (UNHCR), Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Globe and Mail, MacLean's Magazine, Canadian Press, National Geographic Italia, Spiegel Online, Têtu, Corriere Della Sera, Il Post,  and Postmedia News outlets such as National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, The Province and Saskatoon StarPhoenix, former Sun Media/QMI Agency, Manitoulin Expositor, Manitoulin Recorder, Metro Rome, Metro Toronto and NGOs the likes of Ontario HIV Treatment Network and Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.

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2017 World Press Photo 1st Place Sport Stories

2016 IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) Pro Deeper Perspective - HM

2016 IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) Pro Editorial Feature Story - 2 Honorable Mentions

2016 IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) Pro Editorial Sport - HM

2016 Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Seminar Guest Speaker

2016 CCNAwards Best Photo Essay - Third

2015 OCNA Best Photo Layout - Third

2015 OCNA Student Photography - HM

2015 Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Advisory Board Member

2015 Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Seminar Guest Speaker

2015 School Of Media Loyalist College - Dean's List

2015 Loyalist College Doug Wicken Documentary Photography Award - Winner

2015 NPAC Student Photographer of the Year Canada - Finalist / HM


2017 "Boys Will Be Boys" DDProject c/o Libreria Spazio Knulp, Trieste, Italy - Solo Exhibition

2017 NPAC c/o First Canada Place, Toronto - Contact Photography Festival - Group Exhibition

2017 NPAC c/o Pedulum Gallery, Vancouver - Capture Photography Festival - Group Exhibition

2017 "Ten Years Of Daydreaming" DDProject, Trieste, Italy - Group Exhibition

2009 "Himalaya Portraits" Cargo, Rome, Italy - Solo Exhibition

2009 "Designers Against Tibetan Abuse" Cork Gallery, London, UK - Group Exhibition

2008 "DDEXPO" DDProject, Trieste, Italy - Group Exhibition

2008 "United We Stand" DDProject, Trieste, Italy - Solo Exhibition

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