Gianfranco Tripodo is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Madrid, Spain.
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.
SELECTED EDITORIAL CLIENTS
The New York Times
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine
El PaÍs Semanal
M, Le Monde
Rolling Stone Spain
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".
2011/2009 - Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass.
2008 - 1st prize at ARCO Award.
2007- Shortlisted Wine Photo Festival.
2016 - Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalist, collective exhibition. Hannover, Germany.
2015 - World Press Photo, collective exhibition. Worldwide.
2011 - “XX, La misura dell’Ombra”, collective exhibition for Biennale di Venezia. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Madrid.
2010 - Mois de la Photo, Paris. Collective Reflexions Masterclass slideshow.
2009 - “Bang Koh”, Traffic Festival, Barcelona.