Giorgio Barrera works with photography and video. His research is an investigation about lens based arts as a synthesis and shape to give back and represent the real.
Since 1996 he is alternately devoted to a type of image that lives on the threshold of what is documentation and what is fiction. Later he worked on the landscape exploring the historic sites by placing a reflection on history and its ability to be cultured and interpreted within the present.
Barrera is the author of several photographic surveys commissioned by major public and private institutions, he also made documentaries and short films experimenting with new cinematic languages. His works have won many awards including Baume & Mercier, FNAC, Canon, Federchimica and recently shortilisted in many others, among them Sony, Fabbri, Open Pics. Images of him have been published in various books, catalogues and magazines internationally. His works have been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, at the International Biennial of Photography in Turin (1999), at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles (France 2003). In 2009 his project "Through the Window" was shown at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome while in 2011 his work “Battlefields 1848-1867” was shown at the IIC in Paris and at CONTACT Toronto's Photography Festival. He's one of the founder of fotoromazoitaliano.it an artistic group that works at the development of languages and literacy. Fotoromanzo Italiano was selected as one of the winners of Beyond Memory's prize and recently created a convivial work that took part at MIO at Milan Triennale.
Barrera is also one of the founders of Luogomano and Olla, Cultural Associations that provide interdisciplinary seminars about visual and ecological subjects. Presently, he teaches at the Marangoni Foundation in Florence.