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Gianfranco Tripodo

Spain Photography

Gianfranco Tripodo is a freelance documentary photographer based in Madrid, Spain. His work is represented by Contrasto. He was born in 1981 in Manila, the Philippines, and grew up in Naples. He has a degree in media science and semiotics from Bologna University. After graduation, he spent a brief period in Milan and then moved to Spain, where he has lived since 2005. He has been a member of Cesura, a Milan-based Italian photography collective, whose art director is Alex Majoli, Magnum Photos.

Between 2009 and 2011, Tripodo took part in Reflexions Masterclass, an international seminar for contemporary photography, which has hosted some of the finest young authors from the world over. The seminar is conducted by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. Tripodo has worked on assignment for the most prestigious magazines and newspaper in the world such as The New York Times, FT Weekend Magazine, El País Semanal, Monocle, Der Spiegel, M, l’Espresso, Rolling Stone, IL, and Colors, among others.

He has also worked for commercial clients such as Red Bull, Red Bull Music Academy, Sony Music, McCann, Samsung, Madrid City Council, Carhartt, Moupia Hats and Saucony.

Lives and works in Madrid.