Giovanni Cocco
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(Sulmona, 1973) In 1998 he began a long-term project on the life of his sister Monia, disabled from birth. For this project he is awarded the second prize at the Emerging Photographer Grant of Burn Magazine - Magnum Foundation and recommended by the jury of the Roger Pic Award from Scam in Paris, which dedicates him an exhibition at the Mois de la Photo in 2012. In 2016 Monia wins the PDN Award and receives the Grant from the Reminder Photography Stronghold Gallery, awarded with a personal exhibition in Tokyo. With the same work he creates a self-publishing book and is awarded the TOP Fedrigoni Award in 2017. From 2007 to 2010 he completes Burladies, a series of portraits on the life of women in the world of Burlesque, exhibited at the MART in Trento and Rovereto in 2010. With the same work he is selected by the VII International Agency, where he will remain for two years, covering numerous reports for international magazines.
Since 2013 he has been collaborating with the Italian writer Caterina Serra on the projects Displacement, and A che ora chiude Venezia, analysis and investigation of photography and writing on the transformation and homologation of historic cities in Italy exhibited at the MACRO of Rome on the occasion of the International Photography Festival in 2015 and published by Postcart Edizioni (2021). In 2018 he won the public tender of the municipality of Rome Contemporaneamente with the project Plantarium - piccolo atlante botanico della Garbatella within the Garbatella Images program. The work is exhibited at 10B Gallery and Page Blanche gallery during Paris Photo.