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.