I fotografi

Agnieszka Rayss

Agnieszka Rayss vive a Varsavia, in Polonia, è la co-fondatrice del collettivo Sputnik e si occupa di fotografia documentaria. Due volte vincitrice del Picture of the Year 2011 e 2012 e finalista dell’Hasselblad Masters Award, Lucie Foundation, Alexia Foundation grant, Lens Culture Exposure Award. Ha vinto, inoltre, diversi concorsi fotografici sulla stampa nazionale, tra cui il Grand Press Photo, BZWBK Press Photo, Newsreportaz; ha ricevuto una borsa di studio dal Ministero della Cultura nel 2012 e dal Fondo Visegrad e ha partecipato a numerose mostre personali e collettive: dalla Biennale di Praga al Noorderlicht Photofestival, dal Lodz Fotofestival alla Triennale della Fotografia di Amburgo.
Agnieszka Rayss, photographer, freelancer, based in Warsaw, Poland. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective (www.sputnikphotos.com). Her area of work is documentary photography. A two-time winner of the Picture of the Year award in 2011 and 2012, a two-time finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Award, finalist of Lucie Foundation scholarship, Alexia Foundation grant, Lens Culture Exposure Award. Winner of several national press photography competitions, including Grand Press Photo, BZWBK Press Photo, Newsreportaz. Recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in 2012, POlsih-German Cooperation Foundation, Municipality of Warsaw Grant and a scholarship from the Visegrad Fund. She took part in several individual and group exhibitions, including the Prague Biennale, the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Lodz Fotofestival, Hamburg Triennial of Photography.

Albert Bonsfills

Albert Bonsfills (Barcellona, 1982) è un fotografo che vive tra Tokyo e Barcellona. I suoi progetti sono stati pubblicati ed esposti nei Paesi Bassi, in Australia, Svizzera, Germania, India, Stati Uniti, Italia, Russia, Hong Kong, Francia e Regno Unito, tra gli altri. Il suo lavoro è stato premiato con il Wyng Masters Award Hong Kong, l’On The Move Prize 2014 e il Renaissance Prize. Più recentemente è stato nominato per il Prix Pictet, il Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and the Joop Swart Masterclass. Bonsfills sta attualmente lavorando al suo primo libro sulla pena di morte in Giappone.

Albert Bonsfills (Barcelona, 1982) is a photographer currently based between Tokyo and Barcelona. His projects has been published and exhibited in the Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, India, USA, Italy, Russia, Hong Kong, France and the UK among others. His work has been awarded with the Wyng Masters Award Hong Kong, the On The Move prize 2014 and the Renaissance Prize. More recently he has been nominated for the Prix Pictet, the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and the Joop Swart Masterclass. Bonsfills is currently working on his first book about Death Penalty in Japan, launched during the next summer.

Alejandro Chaskielberg

Alejandro Chaskielberg è conosciuto in tutto il mondo per la sua visione innovativa e la sensibilità che supera i confini tra documentario e arte. È Direttore della Fotografia, con una laurea all’Istituto nazionale di Cinematografia in Argentina. Ha ricevuto il Burn Emerging Photographer Grant dalla Fondazione Magnum nel 2009 ed ha vinto il World Photographer of the Year nel 2011. L’Università di Boston gli ha conferito il Leopold Godowsky Jr. Award e il suo lavoro è stato presentato al Brighton Biennial curato da Martin Parr nel 2009. Insegna al Tokyo Institute of Photography ed è stato di recente uno dei maestri della prima Latin American Masterclass organizzata dalla World Photography Organisation.

Alejandro Chaskielberg has established a worldwide reputation for his innovative vision and sensibility that crosses the boundaries between document and art. Chaskielberg graduated from the National Institute of Cinematography of Argentina as Director of photography. He received the BURN Emerging Photographer Grant by the Magnum Foundation in 2009 and was titled World Photographer of the Year 2011 by the World Photography Organization. The Boston University awarded him with the Leopold Godowsky Jr. Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of contemporary color photography. His work was presented at the Brighton Biennial curated by Martin Parr in 2009. He is a visiting teacher at the Tokyo Institute of Photography and has recently been one of the masters of the first Latin American Masterclass organized by the World Photography Organization.

Alessandro Penso

Alessandro Penso è un fotografo documentarista italiano. Attento alle problematiche sociali, ha focalizzato il suo lavoro sul tema dell’immigrazione nel Mediterraneo e in Europa. Nel 2014 ha vinto il World Press Photo per il reportage su un campo profughi in Bulgaria, ha ricevuto il Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant e gli è stato assegnato il Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund e il premio Terry O’Neill Tag per il suo lavoro sulla situazione dei giovani migranti in Grecia. Nel 2015 è stato la scelta di Time per la foto-storia dell’anno. Il suo lavoro sui migranti in Grecia è stato anche il fulcro della mostra “The European Dream: Road to Bruxelles” che ha attraversato Grecia, Italia, Francia, Svizzera e Belgio, fino al Parlamento europeo.

Alessandro Penso is an Italian freelance documentary photographer. In 2014, he won First Prize – General News Singles in the World Press Photo contest for his work on a Bulgarian refugee camp; he received a prestigious Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant to continue his work on the issue of refugees and asylum seekers in Bulgaria; and he won the Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund for his work on the situation of young migrants in Greece, for which he previously won the Terry O’Neill Tag Award. In 2015, Alessandro Penso is TIME’s Pick for Photo Story of the Year. His work from Greece was also the focus of a major exhibition entitled “The European Dream: Road to Bruxelles”, which travelled through Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland and Belgium to the European Parliament. Deeply committed to social issues, Alessandro has made the issue of immigration in the Mediterranean and Europe his focus in recent years.

Alexey Shlyk

Alexey Shlyk è nato nel 1986 a Minsk, in Bielorussia. Dal 2009 ha esposto le sue fotografie in mostre personali al Museum of Modern Fine Art di Minsk, al Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art di Mosca, all’Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art di San Pietroburgo, al Duloun Museum of Modern Art di Shanghai e ha partecipato a diversi festival internazionali di fotografia. Attualmente sta seguendo un master alla Royal Academy of Fine Arts di Anversa con Geert Goiris e Bert Danckaert. Oggi vive e lavora ad Anversa, in Belgio.

Alexey Shlyk was born in 1986 in Minsk, Belarus. Since starting to work in Fine Arts photography in 2009 Shlyk has had solo exhibitions in Belarus (Museum of Modern Fine Art, Minsk), Russia (Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, Moscow and Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg), China (Duloun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai) and participated in several international photo festivals (Breda Photo 2016 in Netherlands and Format 2017 in Derby, UK). He is currently enrolled in the master’s program at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp with Geert Goiris and Bert Danckaert. Today he lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

Alinka Echeverria

Fotografa britannico/messicana, si è laureata in Antropologia sociale all’Università di Edimburgo e in Fotografia al Centro Internazionale per la Fotografia di New York. La sua formazione in fotografia e antropologia sociale la porta a basare il suo lavoro sulle relazioni, la memoria collettiva e l’identità. Le sue foto sono apparse in pubblicazioni internazionali, come Le Monde Magazine, Geo, Libération, Time’s LightBox e The Sunday Times Magazine, e presentate in oltre 30 mostre in tutto il mondo. I suoi premi includono il 2011 Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie.

British/Mexican photographer, graduated in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh and Photography at the International Center for Photography in New York. His education in photography and social anthropology leads her to base her work on relationships, collective memory and identity. Her photos have appeared in international publications such as Le Monde Magazine, Geo, Libération, Time’s LightBox and The Sunday Times Magazine, and featured in over 30 exhibitions around the world. Her awards include the 2011 Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie.

Annalisa Cimmino

Annalisa Cimmino è una fotografa e artista italiana nata a Napoli. Nei suoi lavori di ricerca personale indaga le diversità culturali e i “microcosmi” intesi come comunità di persone accomunate da usi, costumi, religione o luogo di residenza. I suoi lavori “Apri gli occhi” e “Microcosmi. Comunità di Srilankesi in Italia” hanno vinto un premio fotografico. Altri lavori sono stati esposti  in mostre collettive e personali in gallerie italiane. Attualmente vive a Brooklyn dove sta sviluppando un nuovo progetto, collabora con altri fotografi, saltuariamente con l’agenzia Magnum e come fotografa volontaria per il RIF (Fondo Rifugiati e Immigrati).

Annalisa Cimmino is an Italian photograher and artist born in Naples. In her personal photo works she investigates the cultural diversities and the microcosms as communities of people who share habits, religion, traditions or city of residence. Her works “Open your eyes” and “Microcosm. Sri-Lankan community in Italy” are winners of a photography contest. Other works have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Italian galleries. She is currently based in Brooklyn, where she is working on new photostory, collaborates with other fellow photographers, occasionally with Magnum Photoagency in temporary projects, and volunteering as photographer for the RIF (Refugee and Immigrant Fund).

Carlos Spottorno

Carlos Spottorno è un fotografo documentarista spagnolo. Il suo lavoro, focalizzato su questioni economiche, sociali e politiche, è stato pubblicato su vari media spagnoli e internazionali, come El País Semanal. Ha pubblicato sei libri e vinto, nel 2003 e nel 2015, il World Press Photo Awards, il Kassel Photobook Award nel 2013 e il Premio Lacritique, Rencontres d’Arles nel 2014. È stato finalista, nel 2013, del Paris Photo, del Publishers Awards nel 2009 e nel 2013 e del RM Photobook Awards nel 2013. Ha inoltre avuto una menzione speciale a PhotoEspaña 2014 e ricevuto una delle BBVA Leonardo Grants nel 2015 destinata ai “Ricercatori, innovatori e creatori culturali”.

Carlos Spottorno is a Spanish documentary photographer focused on economic, social and political issues.His work has been published in various Spanish and international media outlets, and inElPaís Semanal in particular.Carlos has published six books. Winner of the 2013 Kassel Photobook Award.Finalist in 2013 Paris Photo Aperture best photobook category.Special Mention in
PhotoEspaña 2014 best photobook category.Prix Lacritique, Recontres d’Arles, 2014. World Press Photo Awards in 2003 and 2015.Finalist of the 2009 and 2013 Publishers Awards.Finalist of the 2013 RM Photobook Award.Recipient of one of the 2015 BBVA Leonardo Grants to “Researchers, Innovators and Cultural Creators”.

Daniele Ratti

Nato a Milano nel ’74, vive e lavora a Torino. La sua prima personale risale al 2004 e da allora la carriera artistica viene affiancata da altre attività di tipo curatoriale. Le sue opere si trovano nelle collezioni permanenti del Pan di Napoli, Gai di Torino e Fondazione Bartoli Felter di Cagliari. Nel 2013 ha intrapreso un progetto che lo ha portato nelle ex colonie italiane in Africa dal titolo
“Eritalia”. Dal 2015 collabora con il festival Cortona on the Move e nel 2016 ha creato la sezione NoPhoto all’interno di Paratissima.

After earning his degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin dedicated to professional photography since 2000. The first exhibition was in 2004 and since then the career is supported by other types of curatorial activities. Some works are currently in the permanent collections of the Naples Pan, the Gai of Turin and the Foundation Bartoli Felter Cagliari. In 2013 he embarked on a project that brought him the former Italian colonies in Africa and overseas, called Eritalia. Since 2015 he collaborates with the festival Cortona On The Move and in 2016 created the NoPhoto section inside Paratissima.

Dragana Jurišić

Dragana Jurišić è un’artista jugoslava acclamata dalla critica, che vive in Irlanda. Lavora prevalentemente utilizzando come strumento la fotografia ed esplorando le questioni di genere, gli stereotipi e gli effetti della perdita di memoria e di identità. Dragana Jurišić ha ricevuto numerosi premi e il suo lavoro è esposto in tutto il mondo.

Dragana Jurišić is a critically acclaimed Yugoslav artist based in Ireland. She works predominantly through the medium of photography, text and installation. Her practice explores the issues of gender, stereotyping and the effects of exile and displacement on memory and identity. Dragana Jurišić is a recipient of numerous awards. Her work is exhibited worldwide.

Fati Abubakar

Fati Abubakar è una fotografa documentarista, fotoreporter e operatrice umanitaria per la salute pubblica in Nigeria. Utilizza la fotografia come mezzo per documentare la realtà, le culture, i conflitti, la povertà urbana, lo sviluppo rurale ed evidenziarne i problemi a livello comunitario. Il suo obiettivo è quello di dare voce agli “ultimi”. Uno dei suoi progetti è stato pubblicato dal New York Times, Cnn, Bbc, Reuters, Voice of America online e altro.

Fati Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist and public health humanitarian worker from Nigeria. She is interested in documenting cities, towns highlighting both the positives and negatives of each location. She focuses on health perspectives, using photography as a medium to highlight the problems at community level. She also has an interest in documenting cultures, conflict, urban poverty, rural development and humanitarian issues. She has a special interest in counter narratives for underrepresented communities. One of her projects has been published in New York Times, CNN, BBC, Reuters, Voice of America online and more.

Franco Pagetti

Franco Pagetti è un fotografo italiano che ha raccontato la guerra in luoghi come l’Afghanistan, il Kosovo, Timor Est, Israele, Siria e Iraq. La lente di Pagetti ha catturato non solo scene di sofferenza, ma anche scorci di speranza e di umanità. Le sue opere sono state esposte in numerose sedi negli Stati Uniti e in Europa e le sue immagini sono conservate in collezioni pubbliche e private. Ha lavorato, su incarico, per Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Sunday Times, Vogue (USA) e W Magazine. È anche membro dell’Agenzia VII.

Franco Pagetti is an Italian photographer, renowned for his depictions of war in regions such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, East Timor, Israel, Syria and Iraq. Pagetti’s lens has captured not only scenes of suffering, but also glimpses of hope and humanity that arise at the same time. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues in the United States of America and Europe, and his prints are held in both public and private collections. He has worked on assignment for Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Sunday Times, Vogue (US) and W magazine. He is also a member of Agency VII.

Gihan Tubbeh

Da Lima, in Perù, Gihan Tubbeh, poco dopo aver concluso i suoi studi di fotografia, è stata selezionata dal Joop Swart Masterclass di WPP. Nel 2010 ha vinto il World Press Photo nella sezione “Daily Life” e nello stesso anno è stata selezionata per partecipare al Reflexions Masterclass per due anni. Le sue opere sono state esposte in Francia, Spagna, Cina, Perù, Brasile, Germania, Italia, Paesi Bassi, Grecia, Irlanda, Stati Uniti; ha inoltre partecipato a Les Rencontres di Arles, Angkor Festival in Cambogia, Dali Photography Festival in Cina, Paraty em Foco and Eco in Brasile, Noorderlicht Photofestival in Olanda, tra gli altri.

Gihan (1984), Lima-Peru. Shortly after concluding her photography studies, she is selected to join the Joop Swart Masterclass of WPP. On 2010, Gihan wins 1st prize in Daily Life stories in World Press Photo competition. The same year, she is selected to join Reflexions Masterclass for two years. On 2011, she is chosen as Photographer of the Year of the Pictures of the Year International, Lat. Her work has been exhibited in France, Spain, China, Peru, Brazil, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Greece, Ireland, the U.S., and others. She has participated in Les Recontres de Arles, Angkor festival in Cambodia, DALI Photography Festival in China, Paraty em Foco and Eco in Brazil, Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands, among others.

Giulio Di Sturco

Giulio Di Sturco è un fotografo italiano che vive a Bangkok, in Thailandia. Due volte vincitore del primo premio del World Press Photo Awards, Sony World Photo Awards e del British Journal of Photography, tra gli altri premi e riconoscimenti, ha oltre 15 anni di esperienza a livello internazionale come fotografo professionista. Giulio Di Sturco spinge i confini della fotografia documentaria, raffinando continuamente la sua estetica e ampliando il suo vocabolario visivo attraverso vecchi e nuovi strumenti.

Giulio Di Sturco is an Italian photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand, with over 15 years of experience working internationally as a professional photographer; he currently works primarily throughout Asia and Africa. Twice the first prize winner of the World Press Photo Awards, Sony World Photo Awards and the British Journal of Photography among other awards and recognitions. Giulio continues to push the boundaries of documentary photography by constantly refining his aesthetic and expanding his visual vocabulary through new and old mediums.

Henrik Duncker

Henrik Duncker è un fotografo che vive ad Helsinki. Le sue opere si trovano nelle collezioni del Kiasma a Helsinki, al Moderna Museet di Stoccolma, al Finnish Museum of Photography ed Encontros da Imagem, tra gli altri. Il suo lavoro è stato pubblicato da The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The New York Times, Libération, Wired, Details, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Carl’s Cars de Helsingin Sanomat, per esempio. Nel 2016 è stato uno degli artisti in residenza del progetto Flâneur New Urban Narratives.

Henrik Duncker (1963) is a Helsinki-based photographer. In 2016 Henrik Duncker was one of the artists in recidency of the Flâneur New Urban Narratives project. His works are in collections of KIASMA Helsinki, Moderna Museet of Stockholm, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Encontros da Imagem among others. Henrik’s work has been printed in The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The New York Times, Libération, Wired, Details, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Carl’s Cars and Helsingin Sanomat for example.

Jeroen Toirkens

Il lavoro di Jeroen Toirkens si concentra sulla fotografia “sociale” e su progetti di slow-journalism. Nel 2011 è stato pubblicato il suo primo libro “Nomad”, sul nomadismo nel 21° secolo, premiato con il prestigioso premio Canon. Nel 2013 è uscito il secondo libro “Solitude”, un ritratto intimo delle persone che vivono nella regione artica del nord della Scandinavia e della Russia. Nel 2015 è stato invitato dall’Anchorage Museum in Alaska a viaggiare per le isole remote Diomede situate nel mezzo dello Stretto di Bering. In questo momento sta lavorando al progetto “Borealis” con lo scrittore Jelle Brandt Corstius in cui si raccontano le foreste del Nord.

Jeroen Toirkens is an independent photographer and filmmaker since 1995. He focuses on social documentary photography and slow-journalism projects. In 2011 his first book “Nomad” was published. A diverse and often poignant picture of nomadism in the 21st century. He was awarded with the prestigious Canon prize for this project. In 2013 he published his second book, “Solitude”. An intimate portrait of people living in the Arctic North of Scandinavia and Russia. In 2015 he was invited by the Anchorage Museum to travel to the remote islands Little and Big Diomede situated in the middle of the Beringstrait. At the moment he is working on a long term project called Borealis together with writer Jelle Brandt Corstius in which they document the Northern forests of the earth.

Juan Arredondo

Juan Arredondo è un fotografo con sede a Bogotá e NJ, membro del Reportage di Getty Images. Nato nel New Jersey, è cresciuto in Colombia e si è trasferito negli Stati Uniti per conseguire la laurea in Chimica Organica. Il suo lavoro è stato riconosciuto dalle più importanti realtà internazionali. È un collaboratore fisso del New York Times e le sue fotografie sono state pubblicate dal The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Der Spiegel e Le Monde Magazine. Il suo lavoro è stato commissionato dal Comitato Internazionale della Croce Rossa (CICR), dall’Alto Commissario delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati (UNHCR), dall’International Rescue Committee (IRC) e da Save the Children.

Juan Arredondo is a photographer based in Bogotá and NJ and a member of Reportage by Getty Images. Born in New Jersey, Juan Arredondo grew up in Colombia and relocated to the United States to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in Organic Chemistry. Juan’s work has been recognized by PDN Photo Annual, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, The Yarka Vendriska Scholarship and the Magenta Foundation as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographers winner. He has been selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop and nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2014 was the recipient of the Getty grant for editorial Photography, 2015 Aaron Siskind Fellowship and the 2016 ICRC Humanitarian Visa D’OR Award. Juan is a regular contributor for The New York Times and his photographs have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Der Spiegel and LeMonde Magazine among others. His work has been commissioned by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nation’s High commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Save the Children.

Lina Scheynius

Nata nel 1981 a Vänersborg in Svezia, Lina Scheynius attualmente vive e lavora a Londra. Con apparente casualità, Lina cattura scene dalla sua vita quotidiana, condividendo alcuni dei dettagli più intimi del suo mondo. Le sue opere sono state esposte in numerose mostre personali e collettive a Zurigo, Berlino, Amsterdam, Vienna, New York, Tokyo. Dal 2012 cura una rubrica settimanale su ZEITMagazin, seguendo le orme di Jürgen Teller.

Born 1981 in Vänersborg, Sweden, Lina Scheynius currently lives and works in London. Touchingly casual, Lina Scheynius captures scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself in with an arresting honesty. Uniquely voyeur and participant at once, the surprisingly strong sexual undertone and refreshingly explicit but poised nudity in her work challenges traditional theories of the female role as the inactive and objectified. Documentary and momentary, Scheynius’ world of images is a deeply personal and frank visual diary wholly representational of the current zeitgeist. By way of a narrative fluidity her images transport the onlooker into the artist’s intimate world, sharing some of the most private details of her life. Her works where shown in several solo and group exhibitions in Zurich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, New York, Tokyo. In 2012 Scheynius has a weekly column forZEITMagazin, following in the footsteps of Jürgen Teller.

Martin Weber

Martin Weber

Argentino, Martin Weber ha studiato presso l’Università di Buenos Aires e il Centro Internazionale di Fotografia di New York, dove è stato premiato con una borsa di studio (1992-1993), a cui sono seguiti molti altri riconoscimenti assegnati da diverse Fondazioni. Nel 2016 ha ricevuto il Great Prize on Installations and Alternative Media at the National Salon in Argentina. “Map of Dreams Latin American”, il suo primo film e il suo debutto alla regia, è stato dichiarato nel 2015 e nel 2014 di interesse culturale dal Comune di Buenos Aires, dopo aver ricevuto nel 2013 il sostegno dell’INCAA dell’Argentina. Nel 2011 il suo libro “Echoes of the Interior” è stato inserito da Paris Photo nella top 100 dei libri fotografici pubblicati tra il 1997 e il 2011.

Argentinian (b. in Chile1968) studied at the University of Buenos Aires and the International Center of Photography in NY where he was awarded a scholarship (1992/93). In 2016 Weber received the
Great Prize on Installations and Alternative Media at the National Salon in Argentina. He also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (1998), Prince Claus (2004), the Silver Eye Award (2008), No Strings Foundation (2005), Hasselblad (2001/1999), the Klemm Foundation Firs Prize (1999), Fondo Nacional de las Artes (2014/1996). “Map of Dreams Latin American”, his first film and directorial debut still in process has won EFICINE of Mexico and Sørfond of Norway in 2016, and declared in 2015 and 2014 of cultural interest by the City of Buenos Aires, having received in 2013 the support INCAA of Argentina for the project. In 2011 his book “Echoes of the Interior” was nominated in Paris Photo in the top 100 photo books published between 1997 and 2011.

Martin Weber

Michal Korta

Nato nel 1975 in Polonia, Michal Korta ha studiato Letteratura Tedesca e Fotografia e vive a Cracovia. Collabora con la stampa, agenzie pubblicitarie e istituzioni internazionali. Ha partecipato a personali e collettive in Polonia, Italia, Israele, Spagna. Ha vinto il BZ WBK Press Foto nel 2011 nella categoria “portrait/photo story”. I ritratti e i documentari sono la sua specialità; l’identità, le identificazioni e le coincidenze sono invece i temi principali dei suoi progetti. È docente di Fotografia in Polonia e in Svizzera.

Michał Korta – born in 1975 in Poland, lives and works in Krakow. He graduated The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, specialization: Photography (1998-2000) and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, German Literature (1997-2002). He works with major polish magazines, publishers and advertising agencies but also had published in the Uk, Italy, Usa, Hungary and Nederland. Had solo and group exhibitions in Poland, Italy, Israel, Spain. He is specializing in portraits and documentary pictures. Lecturer about photography in Poland and Switzerland. Main topics in his personal projects are identity, identifications and coincidences. Korta is 1 place and the winner – BZ WBK Press Photo, the biggest Polish press competition in 2011 in the category portrait/photo story.

Pietro Privitera

Pietro Privitera

Pietro Privitera, 1953, di Milano.
Fotografo “da sempre” , negli anni 70 si dedica alla foto di teatro e pubblica il libro-saggio “SCATOLA SCENICA” teorizzando, attraverso immagini del teatro-danza,da Bob Wilson a Meredith Monk, sullo spazio scenico come schermo e contenitore di geometrie virtuali.
Sperimentatore convinto, è tra i primi in Italia a fare ricerca visiva con la Polaroid, producendo negli anni 70\80 immagini per mostre e collezioni soprattutto in Italia , Francia e Germania, e in altri paesi stranieri. Si laurea in Filosofia con una tesi di Storia dell’Arte sulla Polaroid come fenomeno artistico, analizzando le implicazioni sociali e psicoanalitiche della fotografia a sviluppo immediato.
Collabora negli anni 80 con la rivista Progresso Fotografico creando uno spazio dedicato alle contaminazioni tra arte e fotografia
Nello stesso periodo inizia la professione di fotografo di moda, che diventa la sua principale attività, collaborando per molti anni con Vogue e Harper’s Bazaar , a Milano e a Parigi.
Nel 1996 vince il premio Kodak Europeo per il ritratto.
Dal 2000 si appassiona allo studio dell’immagine informatica, attraverso l’uso del web e infine , negli ultimi anni , con progetti fotografici in cui confluiscono le esperienze della foto tradizionale coi nuovi linguaggi delle tecniche digitali.

Pietro Privitera, born in Milan, 1953.
Has always worked as a Photographer. In the 70’s he became passionate about still photography
and subsequently published a book SCATOLA SCENICA; conjecturing, through images of dance-theatre, from Bob Wilson to Meredith Monk, about how the stage space is both a screen and a container of virtual geometries.
He was among the first photographers in Italy to experiment and make creative research using the Polaroid, producing many images for exhibitions and collections, in Italy, France, Germany and elsewhere throughout the 1970’s and ’80’s.
He graduated in Philosophy with a History of the Art thesis, which analyzed the Polaroid as an artistic phenomenon, and the social and psychoanalytic implications of the development of instant photography.
In the 80’s he collaborated continuously with Italian photographic magazine ‘Progresso Fotografico’, creating a space which explored the connections between art and photography .
In this same period he began working as a fashion photographer which became his main activity. He worked for many years with Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, in Milan and Paris.
In 1996 he won the European Kodak award for portraiture.
Since 2000 he has been passionately interested in the study of the computer graphics, initially through the web; in recent years with photographic projects which fuse the traditional photo with the new language of digital technology.

Poulomi Basu

Poulomi Basu

Poulomi Basu è una storyteller, artista e attivista, nata e cresciuta a Calcutta. Con le sue immagini documenta il ruolo delle donne che vivono in comunità isolate o zone conflittuali, supportando i loro diritti. Membro del VII Mentor Program, è direttrice del “Just Another Photo Festival”. Il suo progetto “A Ritual Of Exile” ha vinto il FotoEvidence Book Award 2017, Magnum Emergency Fund 2016 ed è stato finalista del W.Eugene Smith 2016. Poulomi è stata candidata al Premio Foam Paul Huff nel 2017 e 2015 la Magnum Foundation le ha assegnato il premio What Works 2016 Human Right Fellow.

Poulomi Basu is an Indian storyteller, artist and activist. She was born and raised by her mother in Calcutta. Her work has become known for documenting the role of women in isolated communities and conflict zones and more generally for advocating for the rights of women. Poulomi was part of the VII Mentor Program. She is the Director of Just Another Photo Festival, a traveling guerrilla visual media festival that democratizes photography by taking it to the people and forging new audiences. Poulomi’s ongoing work A Ritual Of Exile won the FotoEvidence Book Award 2017, Magnum Emergency Fund 2016, and was a W.Eugene Smith Finalist 2016. Additionally the Magnum Foundation also awarded her the What Works 2016 Human Right Fellow grant and she was nominee for the FOAM Paul Huff award in 2017 and 2015.

Rafal Milach

Da Varsavia, in Polonia, Rafal Milach ha lavorato, per più di un decennio, sul tema della transizione nei paesi dell’ex blocco sovietico pubblicando tre libri monografici. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto al C/O di Berlino, Zacheta National Gallery of Art e MoCA di Shanghai. Ha ricevuto borse di studio dal Ministero della Cultura polacco, Magnum Foundation ed European Cultural Foundation. Le sue fotografie e i suoi libri sono stati premiati con il World Press Photo e il Pictures of the Year International. Le sue opere fanno parte delle collezioni del Center for Contemporary Art di Varsavia, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Giappone, Brandts Museum for Kunst & Visuel Kultur e ING Polish Art Foundation. Rafal Milach è un membro fondatore di Sputnik Photos.

Photographer and book artist based in Warsaw, Poland. For over a decade he has been working on transition issues in former soviet and east block countries. This work resulted with the monographs “The Winners” (GOST 2014), “7 Rooms” (Kehrer 2011) and “Black Sea of Concrete” (self-published 2013). Rafal’s work has been exhibited in C/O Berlin, Zacheta National Gallery of Art and MoCA Shanghai. He received grants from Polish Ministry of Culture, Magnum Foundation and European Cultural Foundation. His pictures and books have been awarded with World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. Works in collections of Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, Brandts Museum for Kunst & Visuel Kultur and ING Polish Art Foundation. Rafal is a founding member of Sputnik Photos collective.

Rahul Dhankani

Rahul Dhankani è nato nel 1987 a Calcutta, in India. Con la sua macchina fotografica rappresenta il mondo, semplice e complicato com’è, senza filtri o preconcetti. I suoi scatti sono un tentativo di capire l’esistenza e i cambiamenti della società. Ex studente della Danish School of Media and Journalism e co-fondatore di The Lighthouse (Calcutta), è costantemente alla ricerca di nuovi modi e mezzi innovativi per documentare il suo ambiente con la fotografia.

Rahul Dhankani (b. 1987, Calcutta, India). My journey with photography started very simply – I had a camera while travelling and I wanted to show my girlfriend back home the things I was seeing around me. I try to retain that spirit while working with photography today – where the images are a byproduct of how I’m living my life, rather than shaping my existence as a product of the kind of images I want to make. I look at my work is an attempt to understand my own existence; how mankind has evolved into the society it exists as today, its past and its possibilities in the future. An alumni of The Danish School of Media and Journalism, and co-founder of The Lighthouse, Calcutta, I am constantly searching for new ways to use photography as a tool to document my environment, experimenting with traditional and modern elements of the medium.

Rania Matar

Nata e cresciuta in Libano, Rania Matar si è trasferita negli Stati Uniti nell’84. Il suo lavoro si concentra sulle donne e le ragazze in America e in Medio Oriente ponendo l’accento, in particolare, sull’identità e l’universalità. Le sue immagini sono state esposte al Museum of Fine Arts di Boston, alla Stanford University, oltre che a Dubai, Beirut, Basilea e Londra e sono presenti nelle collezioni permanenti di musei, istituzioni e collezioni private di tutto il mondo. Matar ha vinto numerosi premi (tra cui il Mellon Foundation Grant nel 2017) e pubblicato tre libri. L’Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Texas le dedicherà una personale “In Her Image” (dicembre 2017 – maggio 2018).

Born and raised in Lebanon, Rania Matar moved to the U.S. in 1984. Her work focuses on women and girls in the U.S and in the Middle East, with an emphasis on identity and universality. Matar’s work has been widely exhibited, most recently at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Dubai, Beirut, Basel and London. Matar has won numerous awards, including a 2017 Mellon Foundation Grant. A mid-career retrospective of Matar’s work will be exhibited at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, in a solo exhibition In Her Image, December 2017 – May 2018. Matar’s images are in the permanent collections of several museums, institutions and private collections worldwide. She has published three books: L’Enfant-Femme, 2016; A Girl and Her Room, 2012; Ordinary Lives, 2009.

Reed Young

Reed Young è un fotografo di New York. Racconta storie di persone che vivono lontane dai riflettori e luoghi che lo affascinano: recentemente ha fotografato i doppiatori italiani dei più popolari film di Hollywood e i residenti di una piccola città rurale in Alaska. Le sue storie sono state pubblicate dal The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Geographic, Time magazine, NPR, Wired e The Guardian.

Reed Young is a New York-based photographer. Through colorful portrait essays he tells stories of people and places that fascinate him, with a particular focus on those whose narratives typically live outside the spotlight. Recently these have ranged from the voice actors that dub popular Hollywood films into Italian, to a town that resides in a single building in rural Alaska. Reed’s stories have been featured by The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME magazine, NPR, Wired and The Guardian.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri vive a Kathmandu, in Nepal. Il suo lavoro mette a fuoco il mondo che lo circonda, dal punto di vista socio-politico, culturale e ambientale. Nel 2015 ha concluso l’International Photography Program al Pathashala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh e, successivamente, ha ricevuto una borsa di studio per completare un semestre in Fotogiornalismo alla Danish School of Media and Journalism, in Danimarca. Oggi lavora con Photo.Circle, piattaforma di fotografi nepalesi e nel 2016 ha ricevuto il 2° premio al Photojournalist club Nepal.

Sagar Chhetri is a photographer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sagar embarked upon working on visual narratives focusing socio-political, cultural and environmental issues around him. He finished his International Photography Program at Pathashala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2015. He recently received a scholarship from the Danish Ministry of Education and completed a semester on Photojournalism in Danish School of media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark. He is currently working with Photo.Circle, a vibrant platform for Nepali photographers. In 2016, he received 2nd prize on photo story category during annual photo competition organized by Photojournalist club Nepal for his recent work.

Sarker Protick

Sarker Protick

Nato nel 1986, Sarker Protick è un artista di Dhaka, Bangladesh, che lavora con la luce e il suono, intorno all’idea di spazio e tempo. Nelle sue opere, dove la luce è protagonista, la realtà è sospesa e il tempo è rallentato per mostrare gesti, storie ed emozioni. Membro del VII Photo Agency, nel 2014 è stato nominato nel British Journal of Photography’s annual “Ones to Watch”. Lo stesso anno, è stato selezionato per il World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Nel 2015 ha vinto il World Press Photo per la sua storia “What Remains” ed è stato inserito nell’elenco dei 30 fotografi emergenti dell’anno dal PDN’s.

Born in 1986, Sarker Protick is an artist from Dhaka, Bangladesh, primarily works with the medium of light and sound. He is a member at VII Photo Agency. Sarker Protick’s works are grounded around the ideas of time and space. Hovering between corporeal and meta-physical, Protick’s use of light as protagonist, combined with deliberate monochromatic arrangements, creates a truth that is more emotional than factual. Whether working about family, environment or history, Protick’s work consistently deals with time and how time transforms matter and life. In 2014, he was named in British Journal Of Photography’s annual ‘Ones to Watch’. The same year, Protick was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2015, he went on to win a World Press Photo award for his story ‘What Remains’ and was listed in PDN’s 30 emerging photographers of the year.

Sheng Wen

Sheng Wen

Sheng-Wen Lo nasce nel 1987 a Taiwan. Attualmente svolge attività di ricerca presso il MA Photography of Kunstakademie St.Joost nei Paesi Bassi, con un Master in Computer Music Lab allaNational Taiwan University. Il suo lavoro da scienziato gli consente di applicare alle sue opere fotografiche i valori e le metodologie scientifiche.

Sheng-Wen Lo was born in 1987, Taiwan. Currently he does research at MA Photography of Kunstakademie St.Joost in the Netherlands, before which he received an MSc from Computer
Music Lab at National Taiwan University, 2012. Having also been working as a scientist, scientific values and methodologies are crucial to his works.

Sol Neelman

Sol Neelman

Sol Neelman è stato un atleta “fallito”, così come si definisce, prima di diventare un fotografo sportivo. Vive a Brooklyn, New York. Nel 2007 era nel team vincitore del Premio Pulitzer per le “Breaking News Reporting”, nello stesso anno ha lasciato il suo lavoro al The Oregonian per perseguire un progetto che documenta la cultura dello sport nel mondo. Il progetto è poi diventato una serie monografia, “Weird Sports” (2011) e “Weird Sports 2” (2014), edita da Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg) e le sue immagini sono state pubblicate, tra gli altri, da National Geographic, ESPN, Mashable, Rolling Stone e Condé Nast Traveler.

Sol Neelman is a failed athlete turned sports photographer living in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 2007, he was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of journalists recognized for Breaking News Reporting. He left his position that summer to pursue a lifelong project on fun sports culture around the world. That work evolved into a monograph series, “Weird Sports” (2011) and “Weird Sports 2” (2014), both published by Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg). His images have also appeared in various publications, including National Geographic, ESPN, Mashable, Rolling Stone and Condé Nast Traveler.

Tanya Habjoqua

Tanya Habjouqa

Nata in Giordania, cresciuta in Texas, Tanya Habjouqa oggi vive a Gerusalemme est. Ha vinto il World Press Photo 2014, il Magnum Foundation 2013, l’SND Award 2011. È l’autrice di “Pleasures Occupied”, segnalato dal Time come uno dei migliori libri fotografici del 2015, ed è co-fondatrice di Rawiya, primo collettivo fotografico femminile del Medio Oriente.

Born in Jordan, raised in Texas, Tanya Habjouqa now lives in East Jerusalem. She won the World Press Photo 2014, the Magnum Foundation 2013, the SND Award 2011. She is the author of “Pleasures Occupied,” reported by Time as one of the best 2015 photo books, and co-founder of Rawiya Female photographic collective of the Middle East.

Thomas Dworzak

Thomas Dworzak

Nato nel ’72 e cresciuto nella piccola città di Cham, nella foresta bavarese, Thomas Dworzak ha deciso molto presto di girare il mondo, diventare fotografo e studiare le lingue: spagnolo ad Avila, cecoslovacco a Praga, russo a Mosca. Ha fotografato i conflitti nel Caucaso (Cecenia, Karabakh, Abkhazia) e le sue immagini drammatiche della caduta di Grozny hanno ottenuto premi e riconoscimenti. Fotografo Magnum dal 2004, ha vissuto le guerre in Afghanistan e Iraq per il New Yorker e Time Magazine ritraendo, in studio, i talebani, e successivamente ha coperto le principali notizie internazionali, dall’uragano Katrina alle rivoluzioni nelle ex repubbliche sovietiche, dagli attacchi terroristici in Europa alle elezioni presidenziali negli Stati Uniti.

Born in 1972 and growing up in the small town of Cham in the Bavarian Forest, Thomas Dworzak very early decided to become a photographer. Early on, in high school he traveled to Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and the disintegrating Yugoslavia. Immediately after graduating from Robert-Schuman Gymnasium, Cham (specializing in English, French and history ) he left Germany, always combining his travels and attempts to become a photographer with studying languages. Spanish in Avila, Czech in Prague, Russian in Moscow. In 1993 he ended up in Tbilisi, Georgia. Staying on until 1998.At this time he began to discover the Caucasus, it’s conflicts (Chechnya, Karabakh, Abkhazia). Dworzak became a Magnum nominee in 2000 and a full member in 2004. He spent the years following the 9/11 attacks covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as their impact on the US. During a several-months assignment in Afghanistan for The New Yorker, he discovered studio portraits of the Taliban. From 2005 to 2008, as a TIME Magazine contract photographer Dworzak covered many major international news stories.

Wei Leng Tay

Wei Leng Tay

Wei Leng Tay è una fotografa che vive a Hong Kong e Singapore. Ha collaborato ed esposto con varie istituzioni, come l’Australian National University CIW Gallery (2016), National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum (2010-2011), Chulalongkorn University Art Center, Bangkok (2012), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2014) e partecipato a diversi festival di fotografia in Corea del Sud, Cina e Paesi Bassi. Ha ricevuto numerosi premi e le sue opere fanno parte di collezioni pubbliche al NUS Museum; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan and Heritage Museum, Hong Kong.

Wei Leng Tay is a photographer and artist based in Hong Kong and Singapore. She has collaborated and exhibited with institutions such as the Australian National University CIW Gallery (2016), Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2016), National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum (2010-2011), Para/Site Art Space (2010), Hong Kong, Chulalongkorn University Art Centre, Bangkok (2012), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2014) and ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul (2014), and with festivals such as the Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea (2016), Lianzhou Photography Festival, China (2015), Noorderlicht Photography Festival, the Netherlands (2010), and the Asian Art Biennale (2013) organised by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. Tay has been a recipient of awards such as the Poynter Fellowship through Yale School of Art and the National Arts Council Singapore’s Art Creation Fund, and her work forms part of public collections including those of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan and Heritage Museum, Hong Kong.

Yaakov Israel

Yaakov Israel

A Gerusalemme, Yaakov Israel lavora principalmente su progetti indipendenti. Il suo sguardo indaga l’identità israeliana attraverso l’architettura, il paesaggio e le persone riflettendo sul modo in cui la religione, la società e la politica contribuiscono a creare e a influenzare la sua realtà personale. Le sue fotografie fanno parte delle collezioni del Knesset, Haifa Museum of Art, l’Open Museum of Photography di Tel-Hai, l’Ashdod Art Museum e collezioni private. Yaakov insegna fotografie in alcune delle scuole di arte e fotografia e nei college più importanti di Israele.

Yaakov Israel is a photographer living in Jerusalem. He mostly works on long-term independent projects, which reflect on the way the religious, social and political affect and create his personal reality. His gaze is constantly investigating the Israeli identity as perceived through architecture, landscape and the country’s diverse population. His photographs are part of the Collections of The Knesset (Israel’s house of parliament), Haifa Museum of Art, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai, Ashdod Art Museum and Private Collections. Alongside his professional practice, Yaakov teaches photography at some of the most prominent art and photography schools and colleges in Israel.

Zed Nelson

Zed Nelson

Zed Nelson è uno storyteller: artista, antropologo e documentarista, allo stesso tempo, mette in discussione il mondo contemporaneo e il posto di ognuno all’interno di esso. Ha pubblicato tre monografie; “Gun Nation”, “Love Me”e “A Portrait of Hackney” e il suo lavoro è stato esposto in
tutto il mondo. Nelson ha ricevuto numerosi premi, incluso il World Press Photo e il Visa d’Or, Perpignan. il suo lavoro è stato esposto alla Tate Britain (UK) ed è nella collezione permanente del V&A Museum and National Portrait Gallery a Londra.

Zed Nelson is a committed storyteller seeking to reflect on challenging issues of our time. In equal measure artist, anthropologist and documentarian, Zed Nelson interrogates our culture and our relationship to these subjects, asking us to question the contemporary world and our place within it. Nelson divides his time between self-initiated long-term projects and editorial assignments. He has published three monographs; “Gun Nation”, “Love Me” and “A Portrait of Hackney”, and his work has been exhibited worldwide. Nelson has received numerous awards, including First Prize in the World Press Photo and the Visa d’Or, Perpignan. Nelson’s work has been exhibited at the Tate Britain (UK) and is in the permanent collection of the V&A museum and National Portrait Gallery, London.

Ziyah Gafic

Ziyah Gafic

Ziyah Gafić è nato nel 1980 a Sarajevo, in Bosnia, dove si è laureato in Letteratura comparata. Dal ’99 ha raccontato importanti storie, dalla Cecenia al Ruanda. Il suo lavoro ha ottenuto numerosi premi e borse di studio: il World Press Photo, Getty Images, Arles Rencontres de la Photographie Grand Prix, Hasselblad masters finalist, Visa Pour l’Image Young reporter of the Year, Magnum Emergency Fund, Prince Claus Fund, Ted fellowship.

Ziyah Gafić (1980) was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia where he graduated in Comparative literature. Since 1999 he covered major stories spanning from Chechnya to Rwanda. Gafić’s work has received multiple awards and grants from World Press Photo, Getty Images grant for editorial photography, Arles Rencontres de la photographie Grand Prix, Hasselblad masters finalist, Visa Pour l’Image Young reporter of the Year, Magnum Emergency Fund, Prince Claus Fund, TED fellowship.