is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker pursuing long-form visual narratives with a focus on unique and intimate stories exposing how time and inevitability of compromise affect individuals, communities, history and the human condition. In addition to his documentary practices, Giovanni deals with brand visual journalism as a Multimedia Image/Video Producer at University of Guelph-Humber, and continues to accept editorial and commercial commissions from an array of fine publications and clients. He is on the Advisory Board of the Loyalist College Photojournalism Program and runs photography workshops, lectures and talks. Among several accolades that his work has earned him, Giovanni's long-term project "Boys Will Be Boys" gained 1st Place Sport Stories at the 2017 World Press Photo. More recently, his five years project "The Haweaters," was finalist at the Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Prize, while ISMEO, the Italian Institute for the Middle and Far East, awarded him a $20,000 grant to follow the footprints of its former president and early Tibet explorer Giuseppe Tucci. Giovanni's projects have been shown in exhibitions and installations at venues around the world, including the World Press Photo Foundation, Contact Photography Festival Toronto, NPAC, Italian Institute of Culture Montreal, DDProject Trieste, Tokyo International Foto Awards, IGR Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018, Paris Photo Prize. WoPZines, an indie publishing house, is his latest ambitious endeavor.


United Nation High Commissioner Refugees - UNHCR / Toronto Star / Montreal Gazette / The Globe and Mail / Maclean's Magazine / Canadian Press / National Post / Ottawa Citizen / Edmonton Journal / Canon Global / La Stampa / Corriere Della Sera / National Geographic Italia / Spiegel Online / Time Lightbox / Ontario HIV Treatment Network / Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network / Yamaha Music Japan / GCICanada / Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada / University of Guelph-Humber / Têtu / Il Post / RAI International / RAI3 - Il Mondo Nuovo / Postmedia / QMI Agency / Manitoulin Expositor / Manitoulin Recorder / Metro Rome / Metro Toronto / Canadian Bar Association Magazine / Lens Magazine / Ontario Community Newspapers Association - OCNA / Canadian Community Newspapers Association - CCNA / Rotary International


  • 2020: Pictures of the Year International - Finalist Community Awareness Award
  • 2019: Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Prize Duke University - Finalist
  • 2019: ISMEO - MIUR Grant
  • 2018: PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - Bronze Pro Press/Feature Story
  • 2018: PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - Curatorial Selection
  • 2018: Tokyo International Photo Awards - Silver Editorial-Sports
  • 2018: Tokyo International Photo Awards - Bronze Editorial-Photo Essay
  • 2018: Siena International Photo Awards - Finalist
  • 2017: World Press Photo - 1st Place Sport Stories
  • 2017: Lucie Foundation IPA - 2nd Place Pro Editorial Photo Essay and Feature Story
  • 2017: News Photographers Association Canada - 3rd Place Picture Story Feature
  • 2017: Ontario Premier's Awards - Finalist
  • 2017: PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention Pro Press/Sports
  • 2017: Lucie Foundation IPA - 2 Honorable Mentions Pro Editorial Sport
  • 2016: Lucie Foundation IPA - Honorable Mention Pro Deeper Perspective
  • 2016: Lucie Foundation IPA - 2 Honorable Mentions Pro Editorial Feature Story
  • 2016: Lucie Foundation IPA - Honorable Mention Pro Editorial Sports
  • 2016: CCNAwards - 3rd Place Best Photo Essay
  • 2016: OCNA - 3rd Place Best Photo Layout
  • 2016: OCNA - Honorable Mention Student Photography
  • 2015: School Of Media Loyalist College - Dean's List
  • 2015: Loyalist College Doug Wicken Documentary Photography Award - Winner
  • 2015: News Photographers Association Canada - Finalist/HM Student Photographer Of The Year
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