Giovanni Lo Curto Photographer

Giovanni Lo Curto, Palermo 1983, is a freelance photographer and journalist based in Berlin, Germany. His work focuses on contemporary social, political, religious and economic issues, and his interests lie in the relationship between man’s identity, memories and places. He prefer to work on long time Documentary photography reportage where he can fully represent a story in its complexity. He work with analog and digital photography from 35mm to large format to achieve the desired stylistic results. Since 2010, after living and traveling in South America and Middle East for many years, he lives in Berlin, where he collaborates with different magazine, newspaper and institutions such as ND, FHZZ, CONTRASTE, Stadt Museum Lichtenberg, Weinmeisterhaus etc, and prepares new reportage around the globe. In 2013 and 2016 he has been commissioned two books “Il Collezionista di baci” Modadori Electa and “Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenber- Ein Architekturführer” Berlin Story Verlag. He has a Bachelor in Foreign languages and international relationship with a curriculum on Middle East and North Africa studies and he is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, German and Arabic languages. Actually the two main long time Documentary reportage are on Cuba and on the Greece crisis.

Work:

2013- : Photographer and part-time Photo Editor for CONTRASTE

2010 - : Free Lance Photojournalist, Photographer and Journalist.

2010 - : Photographer at Weinmeisterhaus. The Weinmeisterhaus is a youth house that offers Cultural education for children, an youth. I’m in charge of the Darkroom, photo studio, and Digital station, tutoring younger photographers and scholars.

Exhibitions:

2017: Photo exhibition "Selbstorganization und Wiederstand" showing the photos of the Documentary reportage "Greece Unrest". The exhibition will travel to Berlin 29.04/01.06, Hamburg, Rostok, Hannover, Hanau, Frankfurt.

2016: Photo exhibition "Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenberg" in Rathaus Lichtenberg 21.10.16-02.12.16

2016: Photo exhibition " The Last Tribe of Europe" in Filmrisz from 09.09.16 to 09.12.16.

2015: Photo exhibition, in Museum Lichtenberg Berlin "Pionierbauten innovativen Bauens in Lichtenberg /aktueller Zustand" Thema: Architecture photos of 1900-1930 innovative buildings.

2014: Photo exhibition in Museum Lichtenberg Berlin widerständig und widerspenstig – Jugendkultur in Lichtenberg von 1960–1990” contributor with 5 Photos of the Roma memorials.

Bibliography:

2016: "Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenberg - Ein Architekturführer" Berlin Story Verlag.

2014: “Il Collezionista di Baci” Mondadori Electa.

Publications:

go to: Tearsheet

Education:

2007: Bachelor in “Foreign languages and Italian L2 for international and intercultural relations”, from “Università degli Studi di Palermo - Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia”, main focus: Arabic and Islamic studies. Graduated with first class honor with a dissertation: “al-Andalus and its representation in the Spanish school books”