João Canziani photographed the New Faces of Adventure cover for Outside Magazine. The feature shines a spotlight on the bold, underrepresented individuals who are taking control of the dominant narrative and redefining who can enjoy the outdoors.
Pehelwani, a film by João Canziani.
The story of a group of young men that practice the ancient art of “pehelwan,” or mud wrestling, at the Bhuteshwar Akhara in the town of Mathura, India. We witness the strict yet ultimately joyous way these men live, the tight bond they have with each other, and the reverence for the soil they wrestle upon.
Pehelwani premiered worldwide at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA in April, 2017 and has been screened at the Brooklyn Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival, among others.
Metropol, a film by João Canziani.
After taking a strange call in her hotel room, a young woman searches for her caller on the streets and underground train stations of Moscow.
Jake Stangel interviews fellow Giant photographer + director João Canziani for Rocket Science Magazine’s newest issue. The pair discuss life, visual communication, and the photographic industry. Click here for the full interview.
João Canziani photographed by Jillian Freyer
Jake Stangel photographed by Amy Harrity