Giovanni Lo Curto  ,  Palermo 1983, is a photojournalist...
Giovanni Lo Curto, Palermo 1983, is a 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.

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Selected Client

Le Monde


2022 Exhibition of my work "At the Gates of Europe" for "Miradas Compartidas" by Photo Project Pro, Fondo Malerba, Cureted by Mino Di Vita and Alain Cabrera (Cuba) during “Noviembre Fotografico Cubano” organized by Fototeca de la Habana.
2022 Exhibition DIS-TANZEN Festival of "Dachverband Tanz Deutschland" at Malzfabrik with the work „Alles Tanzt!“ within the grant Distanz-Solo.
2022 Exhibition “Local Heroes” at the Ballhaus Prinzenallee. The project is funded by the "Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa" as part of its open-ended impact funding for the diversity development of Berlin's cultural sector.
2021 Exhibition „Who cares? Praktiken der Solidarität“ in “Staatliche Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg” (TIM) 29.07.21- January 2022. I expose 3 photos, one on a reportage on Unions and two from my reportage “Greece Unrest”  
2021 Permanent Exhibition “WAS — WO — WER — WOW Lichtenberg” in Museum Lichtenberg. Official Photographer and Photo Contributor for the exhibition with Landscape, Architecture, Panorama, Portrait and Object photography.
2020-21 “Besetzen sowieso” in alte feuerwache Gallerie. Photo Contributor and Organizer.
2019 Photo exhibition »Zuflucht Hoffnung – Bilder aus dem europäischen Exil« in Museum Lichtenberg
2018 "Muschelscherben" Book with Lyrics By Ulrike Eifler. Self-published. Photos from my Reportage "Greece Unrest".
2018 LUMIX Festival für jungen Fotojournalismus  open portfolio wall reportage  “La Isla - Cuban Diaries”
2017-22 Photo exhibition "Selbstorganization und Wiederstand" Berlin 29.04/01.06 in Jockel, Rostock 06.11/30.11 in T'winkelhus (SBZ Toitenwinkel), Berlin 01.02/28.02.18 in AStA TU Berlin, Hanau since 20.05.18/ in DGB permanent exhibition.
2016 Photo exhibition and book presentation “Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenberg” in Rathaus Lichtenberg
2014 Photography for Mondadori Electa book “Il Collezionista di Baci” By Giuseppe Tornatore

2018-19 VII Photo - Masterclass Warsaw
2007 Bachelor’s degree in “Foreign languages and Italian for international and intercultural relations” from the Università degli Studi di Palermo - Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Graduated with first class honor.


Italian, Spanish, English, German, Arabic/modern standard, Syrian Arabic

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