Legio Patria Nostra - Être ser Torero - American Fireman - Men of the sea
Giorgia Fiorio, Italian singer, actress, photojournalist and photographer was born on July 23, 1967 in Turin, Italy.
She attended the International Center of Photography in New York and produced her first in-depth photo essay on boxers. Since then she has worked primarily on long-term self-directed projects, such as "Men" which resulted in five monographs - Legio Patria Nostra (French Foreign Legion), Etre/Ser Torero (bullfighters), Boxin' USA, American Firemen, and Men of the Sea - as well as Des Hommes (Marval 2003). Her present work is on the theme of spirituality. She joined Contact Press Images in 1994, and in 1997 was named Documentary Photographer of the Year by American Photography magazine. She is represented exclusively by art dealer Cyrille de Gunzburg for the worldwide sale of her original prints. She is based in Paris.
Giorgia's project "Men" began in 1990, a project exploring closed male communities: Ukrainian miners, New York boxers, the Foreign Legion, Spanish bullfighters, American fire fighters and Men of the Sea, "Men who are rooted in archaic worlds at home with centuries-old experiences, rituals and gestures". This project has been captured in six books, published in Paris. In 2002, Stern devoted their Spezial issue to her, and her work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Aperture, the Independent Magazine, etc.