Giovanni Lo Curto,
Palermo 1983, is a self-taught photojournalist and photographer based in between Germany, Cuba, Greece and Italy.
His work focuses on contemporary social, political, religious and economic issues. Most of his work revolves around the question of identity and memories, either through gender, race and social class. Exploring the relationship between human identity, memories and places he found a strong link between the perception of oneself and the way people remember and store personal and ancestral memories — making an inextricable link between personal identity and the surrounding environment. He prefers to work on long-term documentary projects because it gives the best opportunity to represent the complexity of a story fully and allows him to bond with his subject. The idea is to have a mutual exchange with the subject that lasts beyond the time of the reporting. In addition to his freelance photojournalism projects, he works as a freelance photographer and photo editor and collaborates with the Museum Lichtenberg and the non-profit association “Initiative Luna Park e.V.”
. There, he documents and organizes cultural, dance and photographic projects. Additionally, he supervises a darkroom and photo studio in the Weinmeisterhaus youth house. There, he leads free analogue and digital photography workshops for young people.
In 2018, he was selected to study with the VII photo agency in its Warsaw-based Masterclass. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as Le Monde, ND, TAZ, BZ, FHZZ, CONTRASTE, Cargo, Chorzeit. He has been commissioned to produce two books, “Il Collezionista di baci - The Kiss Collector” for Mondadori Electa and “Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenberg- Ein Architekturführer / The modern city Berlin-Lichtenberg - an Architectural guide” for Berlin Story Verlag.Contact: info[at]giovannilocurto.de