Giò Martorana was born on 29th January 1960 in Palermo, currently lives in Milan. In 1980 he began his photographic career as an official correspondent for the Paris-based Gamma agency.

Subsequently, he published the books “Tonnara” and “Volti del mare” with Sellerio.

An extremely versatile artist, he divides his professional activity between fashion photography, reportage, advertising and portraits.

His photographs have appeared in such prestigious Italian and foreign publications as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, G.Q. and Marie Claire.

He has also worked for important international brands like Buccellati, Louis Vuitton, Porsche and TAG Heuer.

In 1997 he was chosen by William Livingston of National Geographic to appear in the documentary “The Italians” as one of the most successful protagonists of Italian style, along with Krizia and Pininfarina.

His work is to be found in museums and private collections, including that of the Alinari Foundation in Florence.

He has had solo exhibitions in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Monte-Carlo, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.

He was awarded the UNESCO Prize in 1999 for his portrait work.

He has also produced a significant number of photographic books with various publishers.

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