Gianni Cipriano

Gianni Cipriano is a Sicilian-born independent photographer based in Napoli, Italy. His work focuses on contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Gianni regularly works for The New York Times and has been documenting the ongoing upheaval in Italian politics for L’Espresso weekly magazine since 2013. His editorial work has also appeared in Time, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, among others.

He graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 2008. He has received recognition and awards from POYI (Picture of the Year International), American Photography, New York Photo Awards, International Photography Awards, and the Ian Parry Scholarship.

Gianni’s work has been showcased in group exhibitions in venues such as the Rencontres d’Arles, FOLI Lima Biennale of Photography, MOPLA, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism and at the MAXXI museum in Rome.

Gianni’s Classes

  • Gianni teaches lighting for environmental portraits for StrudelmediaLive.
Fantastic class! Thank you Anja and Gianni.
—Jay (Oakland)
I LOVED Gianni’s lighting class. He is extremely nice and an excellent teacher. He is generous with his time, which is greatly appreciated. I loved the size of the class, and the quality/expertise of the teaching. I learned a lot, and I loved the fact it was an international crowd, with people from all over the world. And, I thought the class was reasonably priced. I was sad that the class ended.
—Gabrielle (San Francisco)
Thank you so much! Learned so much so quickly!
—Tina (New Orleans)
The lighting class was excellent. Gianni is both a great photographer and a great teacher. He made what can be a complicated subject understandable. Gianni helped me see where I was making mistakes and helped me understand how to fix them. Thank you so much Anja, and Gianni for this class. I am no longer scared of speedlights, and I feel like I just got a bunch of cool new tools that I can’t wait to try out.
—Deborah (Boston)