Giovanni Chianese Member Since November 2012 Artist Statement Giovanni Chianese is a young photographer that loves travelling. He based in Naples where he was born in 1976. He discovered his love for photography thanks to a young photographer he met on one of his journeys. His desire to learn and improve his photo sensibility led him to take part in several workshops, some of which were held by famous photographers, like Richard Tuschman, Robert Herman and Sylvia Plachy. In October 2016 he was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art - Other at International Photography Awards for the winning entry Loneliness. In July 2016 he studied Fashion Photography at London University of Arts - Central Saint Martins. In May 2016 he took part at London Photo Festival. In May 2016 he held a solo exhibition held at Fotografia Europea International Festival Photography - Off Circuit - in Reggio Emilia (Italy). In April 2016 he held a solo exhibition by LO.FT Locali Fotografici Lecce (Italy). In March 2016 was one of the finalists for Slideluck Trieste. In December 2015 he completed the London Tourism Project. In 2015 he was published on C41 - Magazine. In 2015 he was one of the finalists for the International Contemporary Art Prize. After meeting Richard Tuschman, he started working on the Loneliness Project, currently published on Lensculture: one of his shots is among the top-rated section titled 'Visual Storytelling'. In 2014 he took part in a collective exhibition “Contaminazioni (Contamination)” organized in Naples by a local association called “Flegrea Photo Association”.
Richard Tuschman says that “Giovanni Chianese is a passionate and exciting young photographer to watch. With a sensitive eye for styling, lighting, color, and composition, he invests his intriguing and beautifully crafted images with subtle mystery and an emotional charge “.