Francesco Giordano is a Spanish-Italian photographer and creative artist living and working in Munich, Germany. He has dedicated himself to projects focused on LGBTQIA+ themes and migration.
Giordano uses photography to highlight societal themes by creating more visibility for marginalised groups and queer issues. He experiments with creative techniques such as long time exposures, shifts and strong colours to create more tension. The most important aspect for him is to portray his protagonists with pride and dignity. With a background in design studies, where target groups, comprehensibility and sustainability have an importance, Giordano's conceptual work also focuses on accessibility and inclusivity.
In addition to his work as a photographer, Giordano also operates as a curator, a community organiser and creative artist. In his collaborative projects, these roles all come together by putting on interdisciplinary exhibitions and events in public space: In „Rainbow Refugees (Stories)“ (2019), „377. Inside India’s Queer Community“ (2020) and „queer:raum“ (2022) his goal is to bring people together, to create a stage and to find collaborators in society that help him to initiate awareness. Giordano is inspired by diversity, the cohesion of communities and their striving to improve society.
Giordano's current project, „Mit Euren Spuren“, aims to create a bridge between queer photographers and LGBTQIA+ seniors. The result will be a photography exhibition in June 2024 showcasing portraits and conversations between the generations. The project explores themes of queer struggles past and present, the loss of biographies, when there are no descendants and the rising importance of chosen families. The project is a cooperation with the photographers Stella Deborah Traub, Florian Tenk, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Mara Fischer und Teo Ana Apostelescu.
Awards and Exhibitions
11/2023 Group exhibition of the masterclass f3-Portrait with Sibylle Fendt in Freiraum für Fotografie with Ms Brini Olsen in Berlin
06/2023 Residency in Galerie Einwand of Münchner Stadtmuseums working on the project „queer:raum X Galerie Einwand: Who am I where?“
06/2023 Exhibition of The own walls heal wounds during the Ljubljana Pride Festival in Slovenia
05/2023 Exhibition of the research project Alexander Sacharoff in cooperation with Munich Dance Hinstories in the Habibi Kiosk of Münchner Kammerspiele
03/2023 Group exhibition during the international weeks against racism at Alte Utting in Munich
02/2023 Group exhibition We kissed with „Panty Paradise“ at Kösk in Munich
11/2022 Exhibition of my publications at Super BOOKS 3, Haus der Kunst, Munich
10/2022 Exhibition of The own walls heal wounds in Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle during „I Have No Words – There Is No Title“ in Munich
09/2022 Solo exhibition of the project "Italienisches Leben in München" at Münchenstift in Munich
07/2022 First queer:raum exhibion at Münchner Aids-Hilfe e.V. during the CSD in Munich
06/2022 Bayern Innovativ "Junge Kunst und neue Wege" – Grant
06/2022 "377. Inside India's Queer Community" photo book winner at Belfast Photo Festival
10/2021 VG Bildkunst, Neustart Kultur – Grant program 2021
10/2021 Exhibition of "377. Inside India's Queer Community" at "Cafe Lozzi", Munich
07/2021 Exhibition of "377. Inside India's Queer Community" during Gay Pride at "Das Zwo", Munich
06-11/2020 "Fluchtursache: Liebe" special exhibition in Ballinstadt, Hamburg
12/2019 "Rainbow Refugees (Stories)" exhibition at Tollwood Festival, Munich
04/2019"Rainbow Refugees (Stories)" group exhibition and event in MUCCA, Munich
11/2018 "Halb Voll / Halb Leer" group exhibition in Farbenladen, Munich
11/2018 Photo18, Munich Exhibition of the Rainbow Refugees Booklets
10/2017 Photography on a Postcard Exhibition in Shoreditch, London
10/2017 International Photography Grant in the category Free Photo Contest, Architecture (nominee)
07/2015 „beziehungsweise“ group exhibition in Farbenladen Munich
Features and Publications (selected)