Gianluigi Guercia is a photographer based in South Africa. He has been working on the African continent since 2003 on editorial and personal projects. His work has been published and exhibited widely.
Born in Naples in 1974 where he lived until 1999. He moved first to Rome and then from 2003 to Africa,
where for more than a decade he has practiced documentary photography, working mainly for press agencies and international publications.
His photographs have been used in books and have been part of exhibitions worldwide.
He obtained a Three Years Master degree in Photography at the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata in Rome.
From 2009 onward he began to detach himself from news photography to pursue his personal narrative focused on the human condition.
Between 2012 and 2013 he completed an essay on Cairo where, together with Tripoli, he lived for two years, from 2012 to 2013. Taking a step back, narrating moments extrapolated from the flow of images coming out of the country.
From the beginning of 2020 he has dedicated himself to documentary photography.
In 2020 two of his projects have been shortlisted for the 9th Contemporary African Photography Prize.
Collective Exhibitions and Awards:
2020 – Vantage Point Sharjah 8 – Sharjah – Sharja Art Foundation
2020 – Shortlisted for the Contemporary African Photography Prize
2014 – Addis Foto Fest (Addis Ababa/Ethiopia)
2009 – ATRI Foto Festival (Atri ItalY)
2008 – El tiempo del Diablo (Villa Lagarina TN/Italy)