A bit about Giulio D'Ercole
Considering you might choose to have a Photo tour with me, I guess you would like to know a bit about what my life experiences were in terms of my professional background as a photographer and communicator.
I currently teach photography at Istituto Pantheon Design and Technology, a Private University in Rome, a position I earned after four decades in the Art and Communication business.
Everything started in 1961 when my mother gave birth to me in Rome, Italy. After a bumpy but fun school career, nonetheless ended with the highest grades, I enrolled and later graduated at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", with a Bachelor of Art.
Finally, in 1985 my long journey in Media and Communication began, and since then I have been working in Radio, Theatre, Television, Documentary filmmaking, Photography in Italy, the USA, and Africa.
In 1997 I moved from Rome to go to New York where I worked as Television Senior Producer until 2003, engaging with news, documentaries and entertainment shows.
In 2002 I began working on documentaries on poverty, development and the raising clash between societies, cultures and religions.
Finally, in 2003 I moved to Kenya, where, after having worked in Somalia as communication expert for UNESCO and ILO, I founded Canvas Africa Productions, a company focusing on social issues through documentaries and Photography projects documenting UN Agencies and NGOs projects. In this capacity I traveled in twelve Sub-Saharan countries, going to the most remote and fascinating regions of the continent, meeting incredible people and experiencing life in all its nuances and beauty.
In 2014, I came back to Rome, my beloved hometown, where I kept being engaged in social photography, film making, communication for Development and journalism. In late 2015 I started running photography workshops for tourists and visitors for another photo tour provider, providing their clients with very successful, compelling and highly appreciated tours, as per the reviews received that can be read on my page Reviews. In 2018, after three years of freelancing for them, along which I refined my teaching, customer care and interpersonal skills as a photographer and tour guide, I opened my own business: Rome Photo Fun Tours .
Thanks to professionalism, dedication, passion, a well-targeted marketing strategy, top service quality, and very competitive fees I was immediately able to attract both International and Italian clients. In only a few months clients' flattering reviews and some articles sent by renowned Tourism and Travels bloggers have solidly proven Rome Photo Fun Tours' competency and qualification to fulfill its core mission: to share with beginners, amateurs, and professional photographers alike the artistry, charm, and mystery of the eternal city, while teaching them how to capture its timeless beauty through a large variety of unforgettable walking tours and photo workshops.
I can surely state that Rome Photo Fun Tours has been and still is one of my best enterprises because it allows me to connect with people from all over the world, giving me the opportunity to share with them my deep passion for the magical art of photography, performing it in the most memorable and photogenic city on earth: Rome!
Even more, it has given me the needed expertise, confidence, and personal skills to expand my business into new wonderful ways: the creation of private and semi-private multi-day customers' tailored photo tours and workshops in Lazio, Umbria, Tuscany, and Apulia.
These workshops will soon be fully publicized on this and on a brand new website, which will show their itineraries, prices, duration, and the various possibilities to be organized just on your requests, interests, time availability, and, last but not least, budget!
So, stay tuned, and be ready to discover and photograph all the beauty of Italy cities, art, culture, landscapes, street life, produces, and overall well-known worldwide romantic atmosphere.
My Photography Art Work
My work has been exhibited in many different prestigious venues, such as Art Galleries, Cultural Centers, Embassies, Ambassadors' residences, and at the Biennale di Venezia. I have been published by the New York Times Lens, UN and NGOs magazines and reports, Africa Business magazine. Five of my photos have been bought by Alidem, a photography gallery in Milan.