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Giovanni Savino

Giovanni Savino
Profession: Photographer
Status: Portraits,Lifestyle,Editorial
Location: New York City , United States ( LGA )
Home base: New York City -USA /Santiago -
URL: http://www.giovannisavinophotography.com/
URL: http://www.magneticpic.com/
Email: •••••••• (private)
Mobile email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Italian, Spanish
Organization: Giovanni Savino Photography LLC
Journal: http://magneticpic.posterous.com/
Skype: Magneticg magneticg
Mobile phone (while in New York City): 917 403 9811
Mobile phone: 917 403 9811
Home phone: 212 569 8543
Work phone •••••••• (private)
Last login: about 1 year ago
Member since: 24 Apr 2010 14:04

About

I first discovered photography through an old shoebox of yellowing pictures on my grandparents’ kitchen table in Italy. They were born into extreme poverty at the beginning of the 20th century in the malaria-ridden swamps of southern Tuscany.

Their pictures quickly became a portal for me to travel to a different era. They became a visual corroboration of the oral histories I heard over and over around a bowl of roasted chestnuts during the long winter evenings of my childhood.

My passion for photography is about documenting and preserving oral culture.
The main subjects of my personal work have been unsung heroes of everyday life: everyday people.

For many years I worked for CBS News, traveling around the world learning to tell visual stories. Now, based between New York City and the Caribbean, I continue to find stories worth documenting and people worth giving voice to.

My online portfolio: http://www.giovannisavinophotography.com

To see some video documentaries and experimental films go to https://vimeo.com/magneticart

See my photography books at : http://www.blurb.com/user/store/magneticart

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