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Gio is a Toronto-based visual storyteller and photo editor. Since graduating from Loyalist College's Photojournalism program in 2010, he's worked as a photojournalist, videographer and photo editor for publications large and small, and corporations and companies of every shape and size. His career, while admittedly still emergent, has taken him across the globe over five continents.

Gio has had the privilege of contributing photography, videography, picture and video editing services to a multitude of editorial clients including, but not limited to: The Canadian Press, Anadolou Agency, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine, HELLO! Canada, Toronto Life, National Post, The Grid Magazine and other local and international publications. As someone committed and interested in giving back to his industry, he has also been involved in the promotion and advancement of professional photojournalism, namely as a volunteer on the executive of the News Photographer's Association of Canada, NPAC.

When he’s not on assignment or on the desk, Gio is always making images in some fashion, often in various places around the city with a smartphone in-hand. He fills his time with a love of cooking, books, long form journalism, the outdoors, looking at photography and the occasional video game.

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Freelance clients include: The Canadian Press, Toronto Life, Maclean's Magazine, Broadview Magazine, The Grid Magazine, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Canada Newswire, Good Life Magazine, OurKids Magazine, Corriere Canadese, Torontoist, NOW Magazine, The UC Observer, Metroland Media,, The Costa Rica Star, Anadolou Agency

2017 - 2019: Freelance picture editor for Rogers publishing magazines Maclean's and HELLO! Canada, in Toronto

2015 – Present : Employed as a part-time/casual picture editor for The Canadian Press photo desk in Toronto

2014 – Present : Serving the Toronto editorial and commercial market with photo and video services on a freelance basis

2012/13 : Contract Photojournalist at The Voice of Nosara, a Costa Rican newsmonthly and website

2011 : Photography Intern at The Grid, a Toronto weekly magazine

2010 : Contract Photojournalist at Il Corriere Canadese, a semi-national Italian-language daily

Education & Workshops

2013 : The DIY Storyteller – A combined self-publishing workshop and grant/proposal writing workshop with photographers Rob Hornstra and Donald Weber.

2011 : The Next Level – Documentary Photography Workshop with Brett Gundlock and Johan Hallberg-Campbell

2010 : Loyalist College – Photojournalism Program (Direct Entry 2nd Year)

2005 : Seneca College Faculty of Media Arts – Television Broadcast Program


2014 : Black Cat Gallery, Toronto - Salon de Inclusivité, a group exhibition in support of a local gallery

2011 : Photosensitive, Cross-Canada - TIEd Together, a group exhibition in advocacy of men's health


2015 - 38th National Magazine Awards - Toronto International Film Festival coverage for Toronto Life, Editorial package, Nomination

2019 - Canadian Church Press Awards, Portrait of Sharon Brant for The United Church Observer, 2nd place

Summary of Skills

●Dependable performer under pressure

●Consistent creative professional

●Positive team player

●Strong interpersonal communication skills

●Engaged self-starter and independent learner

●Proven software user: Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Xpress and Media Composer, Illustrator, Bridge, ACDSee, Photo Mechanic

Languages Spoken

English – Native Speaker
Italian – Native Speaker
Spanish – Technical Fluency
French – Intermediate Capacity
Portuguese – Intermediate Capacity
Arabic – Rudimentary Capacity