Giovanni Lo Curto


Giovanni Lo Curto was born in Palermo in 1983. He is a self-taught photojournalist and photographer since 2009 and he is based in between Germany, Cuba, Greece and Italy. His work focuses on contemporary social, political, religious and economic issues. He explores the relationship between human identity, memories and places, seeing a strong link between the perception of oneself and the way people remember and store personal and shared 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. After living and traveling in South America and the Middle East for many years, Giovanni moved to Berlin in 2010. There, his work has been published several times in magazines and newspapers such as ND, TAZ, FHZZ, CONTRASTE, Cargo, Chorzeit. In addition to his freelance photojournalism projects, he works as a freelance photographer and photo editor and collaborates with the non-profit Stadt Museum Lichtenberg and Initiative Luna Park e.V. . There, he documents and organizes cultural 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. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS, EXHIBITIONS 2019 Photo exhibition »Zuflucht Hoffnung – Bilder aus dem europäischen Exil« in Museum Lichtenberg 2018 LUMIX Festival für jungen Fotojournalismus open portfolio wall reportage “La Isla-Cuban Diaries” 2017-19 Photo exhibition “Selbstorganization und Wiederstand” Berlin 29.04/01.06, Rostock 06.11/30.11, Berlin 01.02/28.02.18, Hanau 20.05.18/20.05.22 in DGB permanent exhibition. 2016 Photo exhibition and book presentation “Die moderne Stadt Berlin-Lichtenberg” in Rathaus Lichtenberg 2014-15 Photo exhibitions in Museum Lichtenberg Berlin “Pionierbauten innovativen Bauens in Lichtenberg /aktueller Zustand” and “Widerständig und widerspenstig – Jugendkultur in Lichtenberg von 1960–1990” 2014 Photography for Mondadori Electa book “Il Collezionista di Baci”

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