GIOVANNI CAPRIOTTI

specializes in long-form post-documentary explorations that examine how time and inevitability of compromise shape individuals, communities, history, culture, and human condition. Through the integration of photography, moving images, audio, experiential prose, and personal testimonials, he strives to deepen his understanding of worldly affairs and the role of contemporary documentary practice. Giovanni holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University. He shoots assignments and commissions for several editorial and commercial clients, and is a regular contributor to the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily. Giovanni is on the Advisory Board of the Loyalist College Photojournalism Program, plus runs photography workshops, lectures, and talks and teaches photojournalism at University of Guelph-Humber. Giovanni's work has been recognized by the World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Prize, Lucie Foundation, Paris Photo Prize, News Photographers Association of Canada, Ontario Premier's Awards – and steadily supported through grants from Italian institutions such as ISMEO and MIUR. His projects have been shown in exhibitions and installations at venues around the world, including the World Press Photo Foundation, Contact Photography Festival Toronto, Capture Photo Festival Vancouver, Italian Cultural Institute Montreal, DDProject Trieste, Tokyo International Foto Awards, IGR Bingham Cup Amsterdam, Paris Photo Prize, ESOF Trieste, TACT Festival Trieste, Bronx Documentary Center NY, Jiushi Art Gallery Shanghai.


CLIENTS AND BYLINES

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


ACCOLADES

  • 2022: ISMEO - MIUR Grant Swat Valley/Pakistan/Giuseppe Tucci
  • 2022: OCNA - 1st Place Online Special Initiative with the Manitoulin Expositor team
  • 2021: Pictures of the Year International - Covid 19 Personal Expression
  • 2020: Pictures of the Year International - Finalist Community Awareness Award
  • 2019: Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Prize Duke University - Finalist
  • 2019: ISMEO - MIUR Grant Santi e Briganti/Tibet/Giuseppe Tucci
  • 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

EDUCATION

  • 2022: MFA Documentary Media - Toronto Metropolitan University
  • 2018:  NPPA Advanced Visual Storytelling Workshop - Texas State University
  • 2015:  Photojournalism Program - Loyalist College Ontario

SELECTED INTERVIEWS AND LECTURES

  • 2022: "Photojournalism" - Faculty of Media Studies, University of Guelph-Humber,Toronto, Ontario
  • 2022: Reis Magazine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - "Into the Scrum" 
  • 2022: Function Magazine, Toronto Metropolitan University - "The Haweaters, Book Preview"
  • 2020: "Documentary Photography" - Italian Cultural Institute, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2020: "Photojournalism Practice" - La Stampa, New York Bureau, NY
  • 2019: "Documentary Photography" - Loyalist College, Photojournalism Program, Belleville, Ontario
  • 2019: "The Haweaters" - Faculty of Italian Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2019: "The Disposable Heroes" - Faculty of Italian Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2019: Italia Con Voi, RAI Italia - "Interview with Giovanni Capriotti"
  • 2018: "The Haweaters" - Dot Grain Photography Association, Rome, Italy 
  • 2018: "Photojournalism Practice" - OCNA/CCNA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2018: "Documentary Photography" - Loyalist College, Photojournalism Program, Belleville, Ontario
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition, Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.
  • 2017: "World Press Photo Exhibition - Loyalist College Tour," Toronto, Ontario
  • 2017: "Documentary Photography" - Italian Cultural Institute, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2017: Il Mondo Nuovo, RAI3 - "Boys Will Be Boys"
  • 2017: Lens Magazine - "Special Interview with Giovanni Capriotti"
  • 2017: Ciao Magazine - "GIOVANNI CAPRIOTTI - Fotografo, vincitore del World Press Photo 2017"
  • 2017: Canon Worldwide - "World Press Photo 2017, Sport, First Prize Stories - Giovanni Capriotti"
  • 2017: Magazine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy - "I Miei Boys al World Press Photo"
  • 2017: +31 Mag - "World Press Photo 2017, Giovanni Capriotti Interview"
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - WSP Photography Collective, Rome, Italy
  • 2017: "Documentary Photography" - Daydreaming Project, Trieste, Italy
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - Libreria Knulp, Trieste, Italy
  • 2017: Corriere Della Sera - "Da San Pietro Al Canada, Capriotti Una Foto Al Bacio"
  • 2017: La Stampa - "Così Ho Vinto La Partita Contro Gli Stereotipi"
  • 2017: "Documentary Photography" - Photojournalism Program, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
  • 2016: "Documentary Photography" - Photojournalism Program, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
  • 2015: "Photojournalism Practice" - Photojournalism Program, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2023: "(Un)masked - Studio Azzurro, Giovanni Pungetti, Giovanni Capriotti" - Jiushi Art Gallery, Shanghai, China, (Forthcoming)
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - Contact Photography Festival, The 519, Toronto, Canada
  • 2017: "Da Roma Alla Ricerca Del Mondo" - Italian Cultural Institute, Montreal, Canada
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - Daydreaming Project, Libreria Knulp, Trieste, Italy
  • 2009: "Himalayas" - Cargo, Rome, Italy
  • 2008: "United We Stand" - Daydreaming Project, CDP, Trieste, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020: "The Haweaters" - Bronx Documentary Center Auction, New York, USA
  • 2020: "Stolen Spring" - ESOF, Trieste, Italy
  • 2020: "Stolen Spring" - TACT Festival, Trieste, Italy
  • 2018: "Boys Will Be Boys" - IGR Bingham Cup, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2018: "The Sound of Whispers" - Paris Photo Prize, Paris, France
  • 2018: "Boys Will Be Boys" - Tokyo International Foto Awards, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Forte di Bard, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
  • 2018: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Schloss, Oldenburg, Germany
  • 2018: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Eretz Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2018: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Chateau de Prangins, Prangins, Switzerland
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Zoom Photo Festival, Chicoutimi, Canada
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Museum of Ethnography, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna, Austria
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Casa Garden, Macau, China
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Canada
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Smith & Caughey's, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Gruner + Jahr Druck- und Verlagshaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, ЦЭХ, Minsk, Belarus 
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Fundacion Cajasol, Seville, Spain 
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon, Portugal  
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Centrum Kultury ZAMEK w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland 
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Visa Pour l'Image, Perpignan, France
  • 2017: "Boys Will be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Photolux, Lucca, Italy
  • 2017: "Boys Will be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Southbank Centre, London, UK
  • 2017: "Boys Will be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, War Museum, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Dupont Circle, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, The Thermos Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Erasmus Hui, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Erfurt Central Station, Erfurt, Germany
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Palazzo Bonocore, Palermo, Italy
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Sanomatalo, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - NPAC, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - NPAC, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2017: "Boys Will Be Boys" - NPAC, Zoom Photography Festival, Chicoutimi, Canada
  • 2017: "United We Stand" - Ten Years of Daydreaming, Daydreaming Project, Libreria Knulp, Trieste, Italy
  • 2009: "United We Stand" - DAHRA, Cork Gallery, London, UK




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