Director and photographer, Troilo moves between the world of cinema, television, publishing, and advertising. He began filming and taking photographs at a young age; by now, nearly twenty years later, the list of his important collaborative projects is impressive.
Troilo’s work has been published in Newsweek Japan, Der Spiegel, D magazine (La Repubblica newspaper), GQ Italy, CNN, Wired Italy, Wired UK, Wired Corea, Wired Germany, Ventiquattro, Wallpaper, GQ Spain, Io Donna, Flair, Sport&Street, Velvet and Urban.
In 2011 he directed Fan Pio, his first feature length film, and published in Germany his first book, Apulien, awarded as best photographic book at the International Photography Awards in 2012. Troilo has also directed a number of commercials, videos and a series of short films. Between 2012 and 2014 Troilo directed three series of documentaries about famous Italian photographers for Sky Arte HD, Photographers. In 2015 with the project La Ville Noire, The Dark Heart of Europe he was awarded as People Photographer of the Year at Sony World Photography Awards.
Director of photography on Il Primo Incarico for RAI Cinema, in competition at the 67th Venice Film Festival, more recently Troilo was director of photography on Montedoro, Antonello Faretta’s directorial debut, and of documentaries produced by Sky Arte, RAI, La 7, History Channel and Cult.
Having been a member of the LuzPhoto agency until 2014, Troilo is currently working on a documentary about the South African artist William Kentridge, on his second feature length film, and on several photographic projects.
Giovanni Troilo, 37, was born in Putignano. He graduated in Economics with a degree on Geography of Development.
2015 Sony World Photography Awards, People photographer of the Year
2014 Creativity Award, 1 st prize in Television and Radio category
2014 Telly Awards, 3st prize in Television category
2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3rd prize in Advertising Category
2013 International Photography Awards, 1st prize in Book – People Pro
2013 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2nd prize in Press for The Rising Class
2012 International Photography Awards, 1st prize in Book – People Pro
2012 Prix de la Photographie Paris , Honorable Mention
2012 PIVI, Best Story and Best Viral Video
2011 The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 1st prize Editorial and Current Affairs
2011 International Photography Awards, 3rd prize in AdvMusic category
2011 Winephoto, 4th prize
2010 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2009 Promax New York, Best Interstitial
2009 Promax Europe, Best Interstitial
2009 International Photography Awards, 2 Honorable Mentions
2008 PIVI, Best Photography
2008 Festival de la Télévision de Monte-Carlo, Prix CICR pour la Presse
2007 Premio Videoclip Italiano, Best Photography
2007 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention
Fan Pio (Feature Film)
Fotografi, 3 series of documentaries (Sky Arte HD)
On the Road, a series of documentaries (Sky Arte HD)
Caravaggio Criminale a series of documentaries (Sky Arte HD)
Biennale di Venezia (Sky Arte HD)
The Yellow Show with Adam Green (Sky Arte HD)
Leica Talent (Sky Arte HD)
Mazda, L’arte in Movimento(Sky Arte HD)
ADVERTISING AND FASHION FILM
Adele’s Dream (Fendi)
Ministero Beni Culturali (Spot)
L’Almanacco Terrestre (Videoclip Mtv)
Foxhound (Videoclip Mtv)
Italian Souvenir (Fox/History Channel)
Newsweek Japan, Der Spiegel, D magazine (La Repubblica newspaper), GQ Italy, CNN, Wired Italy, Wired UK, Wired Corea, Wired Germany, Ventiquattro, Wallpaper, GQ Spain, Io Donna, Flair, Sport&Street, Velvet and Urban.
Nike, Saab, Cinecittà, Canone Rai, Breil, Chianti, Canal Jimmy, CgiL, Regione Toscana, Regione Liguria, Alessi, Tim, Redbull, Gazzetta dello Sport, Parmalat, EMI Music, Legambiente, Rifondazione, Democratici di Sinistra, Publicis; McCann Ericsson, Publicis, Saatchi&Saatchi, Lowe Pirella, Mercurio Film, BRW, The Family, Fabrica.
DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Montedoro di Antonello Faretta (Noeltan Film/Todos Contentos)
di Antonello Faretta
Il Primo Incarico (BiancaFilm/RaiCinema) di Giorgia Cecere con
Strade Blu, storie dalla provincia americana ai tempi di Obama
Il Tempo del Dopo (Rai)
Nessuno è Perfetto (Cult/Fox)
Obiettivo Mussolini (Fox/History Channel)
World War II (History Channel)
Auschwitz 2006 (WildSide/Istituto Luce)
La Storia Proibita del ‘900 Italiano (History Channel e La7)
Passato Prossimo (La7)
Altra Storia (La7)