Entry Title: "Beauty In Hell"
Name: Tony Corocher , Italy
Category and Expertise: General News|Social Cause, Professional


Entry Description: Western beauty in Nairobi's hell. Inside Mathare, one of the hardest slums in Nairobi. This little girls caught my eye because of a really strong contrast … she was holding a classic symbol of western beauty inside one of the harshest realities in the world. (This image is part of the Beauty In Hell project I've been working on for the past 3 years)

About the Artist:

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.