Giovanni Panizza

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Giovanni Panizza
photographer & videomaker

Giovanni Panizza's works are mainly focused on people, lifestyle, portraits and storytelling, but he also works with products, realizing different kind of still-life including food.
He was trained as a photojournalist and he has realized several reportage projects, this background affects his approach to commercial photography, bringing him to be a fast and agile photographer and to be flexible to work in different situations, adapting to any kind of environment.

He was born in Milan in 1989. After the high school he studied at the John Kaverdash Academy of Photography in Milan. From 2009 to 2013 he worked at the CESURA group studio in Piacenza, as a photographer and responsible for post-production and fine art printing. In the same period he documented several Italian news for the LUZphoto agency, he won the italian "Canon Young Photographers Award 2010" with the project "Homelessness in California" and he worked as an assistant for the reporters Alex Majoli and Moises Saman, members of the Magnum Photos agency.
From 2014 to 2015 he lived and worked both in Hong Kong and Shenzen (China), where he realized a photographic project about Macau casinos and he documented the 2014 Hong Kong's protests (known as the “Umbrella Revolution”).
In 2018 he started a project on the old city of Jerusalem.

Since 2016 he has been based in Milan, where he works as a freelance photographer and videomaker for personal and commercial works, collaborating with several magazines and advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett agency.

He published on: L'Espesso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Donna Moderna, Elle Decor, Famiglia Cristiana, Riders, Jesus, Credere, Il Fotografo, E-Ilmensile.

Clients: Moleskine, McDonald's, Sperlari, Tucano Urbano, Iberdrola, NH Hoteles, Scalo Milano Outlet, Helvetic Biopharma, Blue Eye, Folletto Vorwerk, BES school Milan, Cortis Lentini, Toi Toi, Vintage55.