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


Entry Description: Contrasts: Curiosity and diffidence, desperation and indifference. Through the streets of Mathare Slum (Nairobi). The contrast between the innocent beauty of the young girl, the vivid diffidence of the boy behind her, the finality of desperation shown by the man on the ground behind her and the indifference of the people passing by… this is the ensemble of feelings that runs through these slums every day.

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.