Giovanni Capriotti (b. 1972) is a photographic essayist and editorial photographer/videographer pursuing long-form visual narratives with a focus on socio-cultural issues. His independent work explores the human condition across North America and the world, with an interest in unique and intimate stories that often go unnoticed. 

Born and raised in Rome, he moved to Amsterdam and London after finishing high school, attracted by the vibrant and creative 90s scene. 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 the London College of Communication, 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 solid body of work. 

Currently Giovanni, also a graduate of the Loyalist College Photojournalism Program (Dean's List), lives between Toronto and Montreal with his wife and daughter, and accepts commissions in both cities. 

Giovanni's clients and publications list includes: United Nations High Commissioner Refugees (UNHCR), Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Globe and Mail, MacLean's Magazine, Canadian Press, National Geographic Italia, Canon Global, Spiegel Online, Têtu, Corriere Della Sera, Il Post, True North Journal, Ciao Praga, RAI3(Il Mondo Nuovo) and Lens Magazine. 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 and Metro Toronto. NGOs the likes of Ontario HIV Treatment Network and Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. Corporate clients such as Yamaha Music Japan, GCICanada and Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada. Giovanni also operates as a Multimedia Image/Video Producer for the University of Guelph Humber.

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2017: World Press Photo - 1st Place Sport Stories

2017: IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) - 2nd Place Pro Editorial Photo Essay and Feature Story

2017: News Photographers Association Canada - 3rd Place Picture Story Feature

2017: PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention Pro Press/Sports

2017: IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) 2 Honorable Mentions Pro Editorial Sports

2017: Ontario Premier Awards Nominee

2017: World Press Photo Featured Video Interview "Boys Will Be Boys"

2017: Canon Europe Featured Article "Boys Will Be Boys"

2017: Il Genio Vagante, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montreal - Guest Speaker

2017: WSP Collective Rome - Seminar Guest Speaker

2017: DDProject Trieste - Seminar Guest Speaker

2016: IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) - Honorable Mention Pro Deeper Perspective 

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

2016: IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) - Honorable Mention Pro Editorial Sports 

2016: Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Seminar Guest Speaker

2016: CCNAwards - 3rd Place Best Photo Essay

2015: OCNA - 3rd Place Best Photo Layout

2015: OCNA - Honorable Mention Student Photography 

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: News Photographers Association Canada - Finalist/Honorable Mention Student Photographer Of The Year


2017: April 2017 till April 2018 World Press Photo Traveling Group Exhibition, 45 countries - over 100 cities

2017: October "Da Roma alla Ricerca del Mondo" IIC, Montreal, Canada - Solo exhibition

2017: October NPAC Centre des arts et de la culture, Chicoutimi, Canada - Zoom Photo Festival - Group Exhibition

2017: May/June "Boys Will Be Boys" The519, Toronto, Canada - Contact Photography Festival - Solo Exhibition

2017: March/April "Boys Will Be Boys" DDProject Libreria Spazio Knulp, Trieste, Italy - Solo Exhibition

2017: May NPAC First Canadian Place, Toronto, Canada - Contact Photography Festival - Group Exhibition

2017: April NPAC  Pedulum Gallery, Vancouver, Canada - Capture Photography Festival - Group Exhibition

2017: February/March "Ten Years Of Daydreaming" DDProject, Trieste, Italy - Group Exhibition

2009: August "DAHRA" Cork Gallery, London, UK - Group Exhibition

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

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

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

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