Giovanna Cipriani is a professional freelance Journalist living between New York and Venice. Giovanna was born in Venice. It was there that she developed her first love of photography, rowing in the lagoon at sunset. For her 13th birthday, her father gave her a Canon AT1 as a present. Since then and throughout the years, she has always kept her eye on the camera. After graduating from the Law School of Bologna, she became fascinated by journalism. She decided to continue her studies as a journalist and received her degree in 1992. After passing her journalism bar she was hired by the Italian National Television Network, Rai TV, as a correspondent.
Since 1995, she has covered all major conflicts and has created a series of documentaries, winning awards internationally: Kabul from Dawn to Dusk, Palermo Children in and out of Jail, The Gulf War Syndrome are among the titles. She then became Rai channel 2 Bureau Chief for Foreign Affairs.
She anchored the news and was both author and anchor for the very successful talk show, XII Round, which she syndicated In the USA as The Ring. During her years at Rai, Giovanna continued her passion for photography, making pictures of the many events she had the opportunity to witness.
She published her pictures through agencies like Outline and major Italian magazines. As a correspondent and anchor for the news, she interviewed many of the world leaders: Yasser Arafat, Tareq Aziz, Pervez Musharraf, Sali Berisha, Fernando Herique Cardoso, Gianni Agnelli, among others, when they were at the height of their prominence. More recently, she has done a series of exhibitions connecting art and photography. Currently, she is working on a series of 6 stories about the “Forgotten People” of the world; the ones whose lives are lived without ever being heard.