Gioncarlo Valentine

Gioncarlo Valentine (b. 1990) is an award winning American photographer and writer. Valentine hails from Baltimore City and attended Towson University, in Maryland. Backed by his seven years of social work experience, his work focuses on issues faced by marginalized populations, most often focusing his lens on the experiences of Black/LGBTQIA+ communities.

Gioncarlo was a member of the 2018 class of Skowhegan’s School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2019 he opened his debut solo exhibition, The Soft Fence, at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Most recently he was named a Visiting Fellow at the 2020 MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute, had his work collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, was invited to be an artist in residence at Twenty Summers last fall, and spent the first quarter of 2021 as a virtual artist in residence at the Bemis Center.

Select Publications/Clients include: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, WSJ, Insider, Esquire, Gap, New York Magazine, Amazon, Variety, People Magazine, PUMA, Netflix, Omerta, NYCGO, The Marshall Project, Saks Fifth Avenue, Guardian, Harley and Co., Fast Company, Propublica, Botox Cosmetics, and Huffington Post.


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