Awards – Prizes

Tony Corocher, Tifa, Tokyo International Photography Awards

Honorable Mention from the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) for my PhotoBook “BEAUTY IN HELL: Beauty Over Drama”

A great pleasure to announce that my project “BEAUTY IN HELL” received an Honorable Mention in the Book-Documentary (Pro Category) at the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA).
This is the first time I entered a competition with a completed book (self published) and so, this recognition is a little big step forward… Another fantastic result from a project very dear to me.

Copies of the book are available in 2 versions from my Online Print Shop:
1. Open Edition with leather cover:
2. Limited Edition on Silk Cover made by MILK BOOKS (same guys that do the MOLESKINE Photo Books):
This is a Collectors item custom made upon order. Only 13 copies (10 left).

Full Photo Essay: https://www.tonycorocher.com/beauty-in-hell-project/

All Honorable Mentions TIFA: http://tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/hmention.php?compName=TOKYO-2016

 

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Tony Corocher, Tifa, Tokyo International Photography Awards

Honorable Mention from the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) for the image “POWER RANGERS: Laughing from the heart”

HONORABLE MENTION @ TIFA: My photo “POWER RANGERS: Laughing from the heart” from the series “SONS OF THE MONKS” and available as Fine Art Print (Open Series and Limited Editions) from my online Print Shop (http://etsy.me/2gJg31B) has been Awarded a Honorable Mention this time from the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) in the Fine Art Portrait Professional Category, this following the Bronze medal at the Px3 Prix De La Photographie (Paris) and the Honorable Mention at the IPA (International Photography Awards) “Family of Man” Competition.
These Awards are three internationally renowned annual photographic competitions which aim at recognizing, rewarding and exposing talented photographers from around the world while introducing them to the creative community. It is a real pleasure to be among this group of people.

MENZIONE D’ONORE @ TIFA: La mia foto “POWER RANGERS: Laughing from the heart”, parte della serie “SONS OF THE MONKS” e disponibile come Fine Art Print (Open Series e Limited Editions) sul mio negozio online (http://etsy.me/2gJg31B) ha ricevuto un altra Menzione d’Onore questa volta dal Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) nella categoria Professionisti Ritratto Fine Art a seguito della medaglia di Bronzo al Px3 Prix De La Photographie (Paris) e alla Menzione d’Onore al IPA (International Photography Awards) “Family of Man” Competition.
Queste Awards sono tre competizioni conosciute a livello internazionale che si pongono l’obiettivo di riconoscere, premiare e dare esposizione a fotografi di talento affermati ed emergenti da tutto il mondo introducendoli alla comunità creativa internazionale. E’ un grande piacere fare parte di questo gruppo di persone.

 


IPA FAMILY OF MAN Honorable Mention Tony Corocher

IPA 2016 Oneshot Competition: Family of Man – 2 Honorable Mentions for the 2 photos sent

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve received 2 Honorable Mentions for the 2 photos I sent to the “2016 Oneshot Competition: Family of Man” by IPA (International Photography Awards – Los Angeles). These images are also part of my ongoing Project “Beauty In Hell: Beauty over Drama”.

An international distinguished panel of Jurors has selected the winning images. I am very glad to announce that both images I sent were awarded with an Honorable Mention
1. “Power Rangers. Laughing from the heart”. Part of my photo-essay “SONS OF THE MONKS: Children left Behind” (https://www.tonycorocher.com/sons-of-monks-children-left-behind/)
2. “Homescape… Traditional and modern”. Part of my photo-essay “PORTRAITS OF STRENGH: Ethnic Women in North Vietnam”. (https://www.tonycorocher.com/portraits-of-strength-women-in-ethnic-vietnam/).

In 1939 Edward Steichen was given the assignment to curate a show for the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City.  He asked 30 photographers including Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith, and Dorothea Lange, to document the common links of humanity worldwide. Steichen asked the photographers to photograph the commonalities of Birth, Childhood, Love, marriage, and Death

This year IPA takes inspiration from the Family of Man, to document parallel circumstances in the world today, which produced those iconic works.

All winning images here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/hmention.php?compName=Family%20of%20Man&level=pro

WINNING IMAGES

Group of children inside a Buddhist orphanage in the outskirts of Hanoi. These are children that were abandoned or left behind because of mental problems or physical disabilities. The Buddhist nuns take very good care of them even if the conditions are quite difficult.

Group of children inside a Buddhist orphanage in the outskirts of Hanoi. These are children that were abandoned or left behind because of mental problems or physical disabilities. The Buddhist nuns take very good care of them even if the conditions are quite difficult.

Tony Corocher, IPA - Family of Man Honorable Mention Certificate


Tony Corocher . Portraits of Strength

Tony Corocher, IPA - Family of Man Honorable Mention Certificate

PX3 CERTIFICATE, Px3 Paris, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Tony Corocher, Awards, press release

PX3 – 2016: Honorable Mention in the “Press/Featured Story” category | “Mamuthones and Issohadores: Ancient Pagan Carnival in Sardinia”.

PX3 – 2016 – I am very pleased to have received an Honorable Mention in the “Press/Featured Story” Pro Category with my only entry this year: “Mamuthones and Issohadores: Ancient Pagan Carnival in Sardinia”.
It feels great to be recognized for the third year running by one of the most important European photography Awards (PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris). Hopefully next year you will see many more entries from my new projects and assignments.

Wish me luck… I will need it.

PX3 CERTIFICATE, Px3 Paris, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Tony Corocher, Awards

PX3 CERTIFICATE, Px3 Paris, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Tony Corocher, Awards, press release

Here are the 5 images of the series sent to the competition

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival – © Tony Corocher | All Rights Reserved | Please be respectful of copyright | Unauthorized use prohibited.

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival – © Tony Corocher | All Rights Reserved | Please be respectful of copyright | Unauthorized use prohibited.

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival – © Tony Corocher | All Rights Reserved | Please be respectful of copyright | Unauthorized use prohibited.

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival – Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival – © Tony Corocher | All Rights Reserved | Please be respectful of copyright | Unauthorized use prohibited.

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival

Mamuthones: An Ancient Sardinian Carnival – © Tony Corocher | All Rights Reserved | Please be respectful of copyright | Unauthorized use prohibited.

 


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A great honor… I’ve been invited to join the New LensCulture International Network of selected photographers.

Most pleased to have been invited by the editors of LensCulture, one of the most influential contemporary photography magazines and networks worldwide, to join their new Selective Network of International Photographers, giving me a fantastic opportunity to show my work to a global audience, to galleries, to editors and to other networks from a higher standpoint.

The world of contemporary photography (photo journalism and documentary especially) has become incredibly competitive and today it is very, very hard to stand out and make a living… but you know, people say stubbornness and passion are very hard to overcome…

 

LensCulture, Tony Corocher,

I’d like to personally thank the LensCulture team for what they have done so far for photography and emerging photographers like me around the world; thank you for advancing the understanding of a still new and amazing language; thank you for what you for helping, giving opportunities and not discriminating; thank you for been a serious and very professional network…

I will do my best to make sure my future work will be worth of this invitation.

A pleasure and an honor… Featured on LensCulture as one of the “Success Stories”.

What a great, unexpected surprise!!!
I’ve been included as one of the “Success Stories” by LensCulture (London) on the presentation page of the “Magnum Photography Awards” (as one of the 20 winners of the Portrait Awards 2014).

More info and details on this important professional award here: http://bit.ly/1P2Wmy8 (Deadline to enter: Monday, December 21). The “Success Stories” section can be found at the bottom of the page.

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“BEAUTY IN HELL” Winner of 2 Honorable Mention Awards at the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards (Photojournalism Professional Category)

10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Live Photoshow:
https://www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/10th/gallery.php?x=p&cid=293&g=w

Very happy and honored to announce another great result by a project very dear to me. The Black & White Spider Awards (Beverly Hills, LA) are among the most important and influential in the ‪‎Black and White‬ industry.

Early this year I sent 2 photos from the BEAUTY IN HELL Project. They both received 2 nominations first, and, later on, were chosen as winners of two Honorable Mention Awards in the Photojournalism Professional Category (from juries selected from the most influential names in the industry – https://www.thespiderawards.com/the-jury.php).
Another fantastic result by a personal Project in which I invested a great amount of energy, time, resources and emotions.
Here the
Certificates and Press Release from the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards (Los Angeles):

WINNERS GALLERY | PHOTOJOURNALISM = https://www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/10th/gallery.php?x=p&cid=293&g=w


Black & White Spider Awards - Tony Corocher


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Black & White Spider Awards - Tony Corocher

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PX3 – Gran Prix De La Photographie, Paris – 2015 – Third place + 2 honorable mentions

A pleasure and an honor to be awarded at the PX3 – Gran Prix de Photographie, Paris 2015.

After the 1st place with “Beauty In Hell” and the winning image at the “Curators Challenge” last year,  this year a third place in the Portraiture Pro Category + two honorable mentions. Here are the images, certificates and press release:

 

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Invited to become a member of ART PHOTO INDEX by Photo-Eye.

Today I received some fantastic news… I’ve been invited to become a member of ART PHOTO INDEX, an important international organization of Fine Art Photographers.

ART PHOTO INDEX is part of PHOTO EYE SANTA FE an international network of selected photographers that offers various kind of connections with some of the most important photographic organizations, magazines, book publishers, galleries and awards around the world (Magnum,  Guggenheim Fellowships, Center Santa Fe,  Aperture, Blind Spot, European Photography, Lens Culture,  FotoFest beijin, e molte altre http://www.artphotoindex.com/api/#organizations).

Inclusion in Art Photo Index is by invitation only. The artists you see in API have been given recognition by important photography organizations, periodicals and galleries.
A great opportunity to present my work to a selected international audience.

– and the adventure goes on… with difficulties, but goes on!
(to view my work already uploaded type my name in the search field)

 

Art Photo Index - Tony Corocher

 

Linked photographic organizations, magazines, book publishers, galleries and awards from around the world:

art photo index linked organizations

ghisla art collection, Beauty in hell exhibition, tony orocher

The Finissage of the “Beauty In Hell” Exhibition will be held at Fondazione Ghisla, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art. Also, 2 photographs in unique copy will be delivered to become part of this incredible international collection.

I am honoured and extremely proud to announce that on October 18 – 2014 from 17.30 the 18 photographs from my “Beauty In Hell” Project will be exhibited in the 8 rooms of the Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection (Via Ciseri 3, Locarno, Switzerland), spread between the works of great artists such as: Picasso, Mirò,Basquiat, Castellani, Fontana, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Mathieu, Christo, ecc: http://www.ghisla-art.ch/artists/

Also, during the Event 2 photographs in their unique copy (a 42×28” Fine Art Giclèe Print) will be handed over to become part of the Ghisla Collection. The 2 images purchase by the Museum are show here below.

If you would like to come to the event, please contact us and confirm your attendance: info@ghisla-art.ch – (+41) 91 751 01 52 – www.ghisla-art.ch


 

FONDAZIONE GHISLA ART COLLECTION

The nonprofit Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection was founded in April 2014, with the aim of making an artistic holding of international value available to the public, to be shared with all those who recognise art to be an indelible asset.
The collection has been created by the Ghislas, a husband-and-wife team impelled by a growing and eclectic passion for artistic expressiveness. The collection occupies a futuristic building that has just been built as a project by the Moro & Moro architectural studio of Locarno; it is located in the centre of the town just a few metres from the marina.

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ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS

The works in the Fondazione Ghisla are laid out in eight rooms over three floors. Their layout is not determined by chronological rigour or by a division by the movements and trends that have characterised the art from the late 20th century up to today. Anyone entering these spaces immerses himself in the taste of Pierino and Martine Ghisla, who over the past thirty years have gathered perfect masterpieces from the Pop Art, Arte Informale, Conceptual Art, Abstract Art and New Dada movements… together with emerging artists who are perhaps less well-known to the general public. Their approach has been as though they were welcoming guests into their own home. Thus in the first room, one sees a Frank Stella in close dialogue with a Christo, while in the third room, Pierre Alechinsky and Karel Appel convey their “cobra” style to the candid geometric rigour of a large canvas by François Morellet, which in turn hangs next to two “organic” compositions by Jan Fabre. And so on. A way to draw the visitor actively into a reading and into the history of these works and their juxtapositions.

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IMAGES IN THE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Contrasts: Curiosity & diffidence, desperation & 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 the desperation shown by the man on the ground and the indifference of the people passing by. This is the ensemble of feelings that runs through these slums every day.

Contrasts: Curiosity & diffidence, desperation & 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 the desperation shown by the man on the ground and the indifference of the people passing by. This is the ensemble of feelings that runs through these slums every day.

 

Africa, where are you going ... | A young girl playing on the railway that runs through Kibera (the second largest slum in the world - Nairobi). All you can see in the background is Kibera with over one million people. While I was taking this picture my mind kept thinking about what kind of future awaits the African countries.

Africa, where are you going … | A young girl playing on the railway that runs through Kibera (the second largest slum in the world – Nairobi). All you can see in the background is Kibera with over one million people. While I was taking this picture my mind kept thinking about what kind of future awaits the African countries.

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IPA (International Photo Awards) – 4 Honorable Mentions for “Beauty In Hell”

The 2014 IPA (International Photo Awards) have announced the Honorable Mentions from which 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be selected in each category.

My project “Beauty In Hell” has received an incredible 4 Honorable Mentions, one in each of the 4 Pro Categories entered!!! A real honour to be among some of the world’s best photographers. Here are the 4 categories:

Editorial : Photo Essay and Feature Story – Pro Category;
Event : Social Cause – Pro Category;
Editorial : Environmental – Pro Category;
Editorial : General News – Pro Category.

 


 

“This year, IPA received over 27000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe and is please to declare that
Tony Corocher was awarded Honorable mention in the Social Cause – Photo Essay and Feature Story – Environmental – General news categories in the 2014
International Photography Awards (IPA) Competition for the winning entry “Beauty In Hell 2013”

IPA Awards official statement

 

ALL HONORABLE MENTIONS: http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/hmention2014PRO.php

 

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IPA AWARDS: The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.
More info here: http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/About/About.php

 

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“This year, IPA received over 27000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe and is please to declare that
Tony Corocher was awarded Honorable mention in the Social Cause – Photo Essay and Feature Story – Environmental – General news categories in the 2014
International Photography Awards (IPA) Competition for the winning entry “Beauty In Hell 2013”

IPA Awards official statement

HIPA | Hamdan International Photography Award, 2013-14 “Creating The future” (Dubai) – Shortlisted Finalist, Street Life Category

A real pleasure to be included (after 3 long selections) among the Shortlisted Finalist in this year HIPA Awards 2013/2014 “Creating The Future” – Street Life Category.

Here are a couple of images from the book that was published and that I just received.

 

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PX3, Curators Challenge Prize, 2014, Tony Corocher

Vernissage of the PX3 Curators Challenge 2014 in Paris – Group Exhibition at Espace Beaurepaire

June 15th 2014 – A great evening at the Espace Beaurepaire for the vernissage of the PX3 CURATORS CHALLENGE GROUP EXHIBITION 2014, Paris.
My photo “Western Beauty in Nairobi’s Hell” was selected as one of 40 winners by 2 renowned Curators: Bill Hunt, Curator – New York and Daphne Angles, New York Times – Paris.

A great event, in a beautiful location, in an incredible city!!

Here are a few snapshots from the evening.

 

PX3 CURATORS CHALLENGE EXHIBITION 2014 - PARIS

“Western Beauty in Nairobi’s Hell” – one of the 40 winners of the PX3 Curators Challenge and First prize Gold Medal Winner at the PX3 Grand Prix De La Photographie Paris, Press Professional cathegory 2014

PX3 CURATORS CHALLENGE EXHIBITION 2014 - PARIS

PX3 CURATORS CHALLENGE EXHIBITION 2014 - PARIS

PX3 CURATORS CHALLENGE EXHIBITION 2014 - PARIS

PX3 CURATORS CHALLENGE EXHIBITION 2014 - PARIS

 

PX3, Curators Challenge Prize, 2014, Tony Corocher

2 Great exhibitions for my “Beauty In Hell” Project: THE ARLES FOTO FESTIVAL 2014 and the Espace Beaurepaire (Paris)

Just INCREDIBLE! part of the “Beauty In Hell” Project to be exhibited at the ARLES FOTO FESTIVAL 2014 and at the Espace Beaurepaire (Paris) as 1 of 40 winning photos of the PX3 – Prix De La Photographie, Curators Challenge Prize.

Here the details:
• 11 July 2014 – Group Exhibition at the ARLES FOTO FESTIVAL!!!! (http://www.rencontres-arles.com/Home)
Le Magazin De Joulets Galerie – 19, rue Jouvene 13200 Arles
Article on Repubblica: click here

• from 15 to 20 July 2014 – Group Exhibition at Espace Beaurepaire – Official Web Site Facebook Event
Opening night celebration 15 July 7-9pm,
28, rue Beaurepaire 75010 Paris

Here are the 40 winners of the PX3 Curators Challenge 2014 – It is a great privilege and a honour to be part of this fantastic selection and of 2 important international exhibitions like the ARLES FOTO FESTIVAL 2014 and at the Espace Beaurepaire (Paris).  Go to official web page for all 40 images

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PX3 – Prix De La Photographie, Curators Challenge Prize – The Paris Photography Prize strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.

PX3, Curators Challenge Prize, 2014, Tony Corocher

BEAUTY IN HELL has been selected as GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE 2014 PX3, GRAND PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, IN THE PRESS-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

I’m proud to announce that my project BEAUTY IN HELL (Nairobi’s Slums, Kenya 2012-13) has been selected as FIRST PRIZE GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE 2014 PX3, GRAND PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, IN THE PRESS-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY (www.px3.fr). An international jury of top international decision-makers in the photography industry selected PX3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Sono orgoglioso di annunciare che il mio progetto BEAUTY IN HELL (Nairobi’s Slums, Kenya 2012-13) è stato selezionato come PRIMO PREMIO VINCITORE DELLA MEDAGLIA D’ORO AL 2014 PX3,  GRAND PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, NELLA CATEGORIA PRESS-PROFESSIONAL (www.px3.fr). Decine di migliaia di foto spedite da oltre 85 paesi nel mondo sono state analizzate e giudicate da una giuria internazionale di altissimo livello.

BEAUTY IN HELL has been selected as GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE 2014 PX3, GRAND PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, IN THE PRESS-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 

Tony Corocher of Italy was Awarded: First Prize in category Press for the entry entitled, ” Beauty In Hell 2013 .” The jury selected PX3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.
Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

 

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WINNING SERIES – SERIE VINCENTE

BEAUTY IN HELL has been selected as GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE 2014 PX3, GRAND PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, IN THE PRESS-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 



WINNING SERIES – SERIE VINCENTE

Contrasts: Curiosity & diffidence, desperation & 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 the 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.

Contrasts: Curiosity & diffidence, desperation & 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 the 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.

 

Something ahead… maybe. I ran into this little boy the first day in Mathare Slum (Nairobi). He was going to school. Behind him one of the streets that leads into the slum.

Something ahead… maybe.
I ran into this little boy the first day in Mathare Slum (Nairobi). He was going to school. Behind him one of the streets that leads into the slum.

 

Disillusion... Come to church and "the knowledge of God Ministry" will save you from desperation! Welcome to Mathare!!! When I saw this man I immediately pictured him as someone who had seen it all, someone who knew that with or without religion there is no easy way out… Complete, total poverty pushes men to believe, just in order to have a little hope. Right or wrong, it is still a good thing in these desperate situations.

Disillusion…
Come to church and “the knowledge of God Ministry” will save you from desperation! Welcome to Mathare!!!
When I saw this man I immediately pictured him as someone who had seen it all, someone who knew that with or without religion there is no easy way out… Complete, total poverty pushes men to believe, just in order to have a little hope. Right or wrong, it is still a good thing in these desperate situations.

 

The production process. Inside Makadare, one of the largest markets/slums in Nairobi. People are working on the production of shoes from old tires and other rubber recycled objects. This is where products are made, where the work is done and, normally, people are not allowed to enter here. This place is like a huge labyrinth of tiny shops and small businesses crammed together.

The production process.
Inside Makadare, one of the largest markets/slums in Nairobi. People are working on the production of shoes from old tires and other rubber recycled objects. This is where products are made, where the work is done and, normally, people are not allowed to enter here. This place is like a huge labyrinth of tiny shops and small businesses crammed together.

 

Western beauty in Nairobi's hell. 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.

Western beauty in Nairobi’s hell.
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.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank:
– the people of Mathare and Kibera Slums (Nairobi) for accepting me and helping me go around. I hope I will be able to come back and bring some more help through Sponsors and my work.
– Sister Flora from Flora Hostel in Nairobi and all the staff that works there. You have been an invaluable help during the last 2 years!!
– Collins, my assistant and guide inside Mathare and around Nairobi.
– The PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, and its jury for appreciating and selecting my work.
– All the people (few, but really good) that supported me and believed in the project during the last 2 years.
Thanks to all and let’s try to make it bigger and better this year!

Tony Corocher