Born in Italy in 1979, Gaia started her career at Fnac as assistant curator of the photo gallery in Milan in 2001.
After graduating in 2003, started working for the italian photo agency Grazia Neri, in charge of the photographers’ editorial production, assignments and of selecting new photographers.
In 2007 became photo editor for the italian magazine Amica and in 2011 moved to Paris to work for the International Herald Tribune, now The International New York Times.
Other experiences include book editing, Christopher Morris’ book “Americans” published by Steidl, and “Quest for Identity”, by Ziyah Gafic, published by de.MO, and curating exhibitions, Donald Weber’s “Interrogations” exhibition at the festival Fotoleggendo in Rome in 2011 and Christopher Morris’s exhibition The America at the festival Fotoleggendo in Rome in 2010.
Gaia Tripoli has been part of some photography contest juries – such the Turkish Photojournalism award in 2013, the Jury of the Slovenian Press Photo award in 2012 and of the Italian Canon Young Photographers’ Award in 2010 – and occasionally does portfolio reviews.