Steve Giovinco

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Steve Giovinco
Born Tarrytown, New York
Nationality American
Education Yale University
Known for Photography
Awards Artists’ Fellowship; Haven Foundation; The Mayer Foundation Grant

Steve Giovinco is a fine art photographer who photographs night landscapes, self-portraits, and people and private photography teacher. His focus is on fine-art photography with lyrical and psychologically charged private moments of couples using himself and dark landscape photographs. Steve Giovinco has exhibited his art photographs with Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor-Wood, Catherine Opie, and others. He has worked with a digital camera since 1999 and created a handheld 8x8" film camera. His work was published in Summertime[1] by Chronicle Books. He also does fine art documentary wedding commissions.

Life and career[edit]

Steve Giovinco was born in Tarrytown, New York; he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in history and literature and Yale University with an MFA in photography, where he studied with Tod Papageorge, Thomas Roma, Richard Benson; Gregory Crewdson was a classmate.[2]

New Digital Storytelling[edit]

Giovinco created a personal photography project where images of himself and his father were displayed on the app Snapchat. Fading after 24 hours, the project used Snapchat’s fleeting images to investigate ephemeral moments of life and memory.[3]


Giovinco has been commissioned for a range of photographic projects in New York. His approach is usually unposed, natural, and documentary-like. He has worked with families, capturing their children in their home; has been commissioned for weddings;[4] and produced work for the web site Monegraph.[5]


Steve Giovinco's work is in several museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum;[6] the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio; California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida.



Selected articles[edit]

  • Conti, Tiziana. Tema Celeste, Issue 110, 2005, page 120.
  • Finocchi, Daniela, “Steve Giovinco,” Zoom, September–October 2005, pages 36–39.
  • Leffingwell, Edward. Art in America, February, 2008, page 145.
  • Zoom, July/August 2007, page 62.



  • Tod Papageorge Retirement, collection of original prints, bound, of Yale MFA graduate students, 2014. Edition of two.
  • Summertime,[18] Chronicle Books, 2014.
  • Between, (Self Published) 2012.
  • On the Edge of Somewhere, (Self Published) 2010.


  1. ^ Dugan, Joanne (April 2014). Summertime. Chronicle Books. ISBN 9781452124797. 
  2. ^ Bio page, Luminous Lint. Accessed 27 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Watching My Father Die: A Personal Digital Photo Narrative Exhibited on Snapchat". Stevegiovinco. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Giovinco, Steve. Retrieved 15 March 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Giovinco, Steve. Retrieved 15 March 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Search results, Brooklyn Museum, Accessed 27 February 2011.
  7. ^ Ucross Foundation Retrieved 24 November 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Yaddo News" (PDF). Yaddo Artist Residency. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Exhibition notice, Fotogalerie Wien. Accessed 27 February 2011.
  10. ^ Exhibition notice, Accessed 27 February 2011.
  11. ^ Table of activities (XLS file), MyUArts, University of the Arts. Accessed 27 February 2011.
  12. ^ Amy Karlinsky and Anne Brydon, Home Show (Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2003; ISBN 0-88915-219-5).
  13. ^ Exhibition notice, Accessed 27 February 2011.
  14. ^ Exhibition notice, Accessed 28 February 2011.
  15. ^ Exhibition notice Sheldon Art Gallery website.
  16. ^ Exhibition notice John Michael Kohler Arts Center website.
  17. ^ Exhibition notice the kids are all right: an exhibition about family and photography.
  18. ^ Dugan, Joanne (April 2014). Summertime. Chronicle Books. ISBN 9781452124797. 

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