Alex Masi is an Italian documentary photographer dedicated to exposing peculiar issues of human-made injustice, focusing mainly on children: their living conditions, their health and their human rights.
He believes photography to be an essential channel for audiences to learn with immediacy, and to subconsciously empathize with people facing realities away from their immediate surroundings and personal experiences.
In May 2011, ‘The Photographers Giving Back Awards’, in Sweden, assigned Alex a unique grant to draft and implement a plan benefiting one of his subjects in Bhopal, India, and her entire family: ‘Poonam’s Tale of Hope in Bhopal’.
Alex strives to produce intimate images that can sensitize viewers in positive, engaging and proactive ways, hoping to contribute towards a slow change in people's behaviour and policy-making.
His images have appeared on international publications such as National Geographic, Newsweek, The Guardian, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, GQ, MSNBC.com, Time Online, Foreign Policy, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, El Pais Semanal, The Times, The National Magazine, Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin among many others.
- ‘2013 Photocrati Fund’;
- ‘UNICEF Picture of the Year 2012’ - Honorable Mention;
- ‘2012 FotoEvidence Book Award’;
- ‘Italian Journalistic Prize Enzo Baldoni 2012’;
- 3rd Prize – ‘2012 Days Japan Photojournalism Awards’;
- ‘2011 Getty Grant for Good’;
- ‘2011 Focus For Humanity NGO Assignment Fellowship’;
- ‘United Nations - Yonhap International Photo Awards’ First Price Singles;
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