Gianfranco Tripodo is a documentary and portrait photographer with a strong vision and unique capability for capturing intimate,raw and authentic moments.
Combines his long term personal documentary projects with editorial and commercial assignments.
He has a great interest in working on stories and projects where he can get really close to the subjects and where he can establish a deep connection with it.
Born in 1981 in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in Napoli.
He has a degree in Media Science and Semiotic at Bologna University. After the graduation,he spent a brief period in Milan and then moved to Spain, where he has lived since 2005.
- His work is represented by Contrasto, the leading Italian photo agency.
- He is part of Red Bull Photography network, which stands for authentic and absorbing imagery telling real stories.
- He regularly hosts lectures and workshops on his activity as professional photographer at IED Madrid, Lens -School of Visual Arts in Madrid and Escuela universitaria de Artes y Espectáculos TAI in Madrid.
The New York Times
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine
El Pais Semanal
M, Le Monde
Rolling Stone España
The Red Bull Music Academy
2016 - Shortlisted at the Spanish Photobook Award at the PhotoEspaña Festival with the book "DÚO 04 - Sobre la Frontera Sur".
2016 - Nominated for the Elliot Erwitt Havana Club Fellowship. 2016 - Nominated. ING Unseen Talent Award.
2016- Selected at Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalists in Hannover
2015 -World Press Photo, 3rd Prize ,General News- Single Image
2015 - Honorable mention "Premio Amilcare G. Ponchielli"
for "Frontera Sur".
2013 - Shortlisted Prix ANI-PixPalace
with "Frontera Sur"
2011 and 2009- Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass
2008 - 1st prize at ARCO Award
2007- Shortlisted Wine Photo Festival