Our commissioned judge for the Grant, Enrico Bossan
Born in 1956, Enrico Bossan has been working as a professional photo-journalist for over 20 years and he joined Fabrica in 2005. Since 2006 he has been the Editorial Director of COLORS Magazine. Among the most recent projects he has developed for Fabrica are: creative direction of Iranian Living Room (collection of photographs by young Iranian photographers, who represent the Iranian living room through their own storytellings) and the communication project Sciabica, which was launched after the shipwreck off Lampedusa, Italy (when 366 migrants lost their lives) to keep the attention alive once the clamour of the media was over and the spotlights had been turned off.
His photos have appeared regularly in international magazines since 1985 and he has been represented by the Contrasto photo agency since 1992.
He won the Kodak award for professional photography in 1987. His photos been displayed at the Houston PhotoFest, at Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia, Turin, Italy, in Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Tokyo and Venice.
His earlier publications include Pechino-Parigi (1989), a journey from Asia to Europe and Exit (1992), a tale of America “from two angles”, produced in collaboration with photographer Roberto Koch. In 2000 his books focused on healthcare and hospital life: Esodo, views of daily life in a shelter for AIDS victims and Un Privilegio Difficile, a black-and-white photo report for Doctors With Africa Cuamm on socio-medical cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In May 2010 he launched http://www.e-photoreview.com, a blog open to new talents operating in photography and multimedia arts.
In 2011 he curated the New York Photo Festival, in cooperation with German journalist Elisabeth Biondi.
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