Beauty In Hell 2013

PhotographerTony Corocher
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryVittorio veneto, Italy
Photo DateAugust 2013
Entry Description

The project aims to find and show the beauty in some of the most difficult, harsh and dangerous realities around the world. Here two of the largest slums in Nairobi: Mathare/Kibera. This Project is born as a critic and personal artistic response to an increased awareness of living within a system that uses drama everywhere. With this project I am trying to express, through artistic sensibility and not sensationalism, exactly the opposite and show that also within these extremely hard situations beauty is always present, even in places that could only be described as real life circles of Dante's Inferno.

About Photographer

Tony Corocher (Venice, Italy – 1974) – Freelance documentary & fine art photographer based in Italy. I’ve spent the last 20 years switching between graphic design and photography while working in different locations around the world. My work (especially documenting humanitarian situations) has been recognized by various international awards/prizes. I am particularly interested in the development of personal projects that give a real, current and, I hope, true vision of what is happening around the world. BIOGRAPHY - Educated in the classics and trained in the sciences. - Attended Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design for 1 year. - Westminster University, Foundation Studies Diploma in Design and Fine Art. - Kingston University, completed BA Hons degree in Graphic Design. - Next 2-3 years worked for different design agencies around London. - 2000, year off and went backpacking around the world. - 2001, started my own Design Agency in Italy. - Next 6-7 years worked on design projects for both print and web nationally and internationally. - 2005 got involved in digital publishing - started one of my major projects: the development of the PageFlip Flash Technology. Moved between Italy, London and Seoul where I founded – with a Korean partner – a new Company (WildFlip® Digital Paper & Books) and began selling PageFlip components and Services. - 2009 to 2012 worked in the Mobile/App environment analyzing and designing Apps for iPhone/iPad. - 2010 till now full time freelance photographer/reporter & graphic designer. In the end I am a very creative person who loves to travel and learn from different cultures and situations.