About

“A thoughtful, creative and passionate storyteller, with 360 degrees skills — including writing, filming and editing — and significant experience in video journalism with a clear understanding of the digital video universe.” CNN

I’m a multi-platform journalist based in London. 

I hold a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University (First Class Honours, top of class), and I’m completing an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London.

I am a former Subeditor / News Designer with the Irish Farmers Journal Group (including The Irish Field).

In January 2017 I joined Dublin City University’s School of Journalism Associate Lecturer.

In July 2017 I was invited to join Getty Images creative talent community.

I am a full member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and of the National Order of Journalists (ODG – Italy’s professional register of journalists).

Hybrid award photographer of the year gianluca avagnina

In May 2015 I won “Photographer of the Year” at the Hybrid Media Awards. The category was judged by Getty Images and The Irish Times photographer Kieran Frost.

In June 2017 I was awarded Michelis’s scattapostavinci Food Photography Prize.

Former Head of DCU’s School of Communications Paul McNamara has said of me: “I would place Gianluca in the top two per cent of graduates on a programme that has been running for 25 years and produced in excess of 750 graduates.”

You can also find me on LinkedIn.

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