Awards and Exhibitions:
Recognitions and Prizes:
> In October 2015, Alex Masi has been assigned the prestigious 'Premio Anima 2015 (Soul Prize) for Photography', during a ceremony held in Rome's Campidoglio, Italy.
> 'Bhopal Second Disaster' is selected as a finalist for the 'Felix Schoeller Photo Award', in Osnabrück, Germany.
> One of my portraits of young Neha, a blind, disabled girl living in Bhopal, is assigned 'The Allard Prize Photography Competition', in Canada, which recognises photographic excellence reflecting themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and human rights.
You can also read more about 'The Allard Prize for International Integrity', destined to individuals, movements or organisations demonstrating exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption. The prize is administered by the University of British Columbia's Peter A. Allard School of Law.
> 3rd Place - Everyday Life Category for the 'Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest', open to young photojournalists, in memory of Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who died in Ukraine in September 2014, under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
> Special Prize by Jury for the '11th Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards'. Exhibitions scheduled in Japan throughout 2015.
> Silver Medal in the '2015 China International Press Contest' with his recent work 'Bhopal: 30 Years of Tragedy'. Exhibitions scheduled in China throughout 2015.
> Second Place in the prestigious '72nd Picture of the Year International', (2015 POYi) for the 'Issue Reporting Picture Story' category.
> Third Prize - Daily Life Singles - 'China International Press Contest'. Exhibitions scheduled in China throughout 2014.
> Winner of the 'Photocrati Fund 2013'.
> 'Bhopal Second Disaster', has been awarded the 2nd Prize for the 'The IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013', organised by The Invisible Photographer Asia.
> 'Bhopal Second Disaster', my 2012 hardcover book published in collaboration with FotoEvidence, and their yearly Book Award, has been selected as a Finalist for 'The IPA Photo Book Asia Award 2013', organised by The Invisible Photographer Asia.
It will be exhibited as 'IPA PHOTO BOOKS SHOW 2013' on 19th-20th October at the National Museum of Singapore.
> One of my images from Bhopal has been selected as a Finalist for the 'KL International PhotoAwards 2013', and has been exhibited at the Galeri Petronas, in the Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from May 23 to June 23, 2013.
> Finalist - '2nd Revela International Photography Award for the Social Rights Holders'.
> Unicef Picture of The Year 2012 - 'Bhopal Second Disaster' receives an Honourable Mention.
> 'FotoEvidence Book Award 2012'.
'Bhopal Second Disaster', my hardcover book is available for purchase from FotoEvidence.
Foreword by Indra Sinha, the illustrious author of Animal's People, a touching novel focusing on Bhopal, and shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize.
> One image from Bhopal has won the Motions category of the 'Photo Annual Awards 2012', and has been exhibited during the PAA festival in Prague.
> '2011 Getty Images Grant for Good'.
> '2011 Focus For Humanity Fellowship'.
> In May 2011, 'The Photographers Giving Back Awards' assigned me a 5000 dollars grant to create and implement a specifically designed plan, benefiting Poonam - and her family in Bhopal, after having seen the young girl, then aged 6, revelling in the rain.
> 2nd Place Series - Photojournalism/Social Documentary - 'FotoWeek DC International Awards 2010' - Washington DC, USA.
> Wins the '2010 Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism' - New York, USA.
> '2nd Jacob Riis Award' - Save the Children - Spain.
> First Prize - Daily Life Singles - 'China International Press Contest 2010' - Shanghai, China. Exhibitions scheduled in China throughout 2010.
> Special Prize by Jury - 'Days Japan Photojournalism Awards 2010' - Tokyo, Japan.
> 'PDN Photo of the Day' on June the 8th 2010 - New York, USA.
> 'New York Photo Awards 2010' - Finalist - General Editorial Single - New York, USA.
> 'Photo District News (PDN) Photo Annual 2010' - New York, USA.
> 'Open Wounds: Bhopal 1984-2009' multimedia is selected for the '2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism' - Hannover, Germany.
> Feature Picture of the Year - 2nd Place - 'The PGB Photo Awards 2010' - Sweden.
My series of images and commitment in Bhopal, India, has been discussed about on the following websites:
> Two images from 'Bhopal Second Disaster' are exhibited as part of a UNICEF Germany collaboration with the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, running until August 14, 2016 in Remagen, Germany.
> As part of the 'Felix Schoeller Photo Award', 'Bhopal Second Disaster' is exhibited at Osnabrück's Cultural History Museum, Germany, from September 27, 2015, to January 17, 2016.
The exhibition will run at The Finnish Museum of Photography until April 12, 2015.
Aiming to engage diverse audiences in making and experiencing art, the exhibition will have a satellite show at Kontupiste gallery, in Helsinki suburb Kontula.
> 'Bhopal Second Disaster' has been nominated the winner of Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay's competition: 'The Man and the Environment'.
It was exhibited during Canada's largest photojournalism festival, from October 29th to November 23rd in Saguenay, Quebec, and at the Maison du Développement Durable in Montreal.
> For the 25th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2014, UNICEF Germany, has taken the opportunity to produce a unique book focusing on the living conditions of children and their rights, to raise public awareness on highly diverse issues and to stimulate sustainable debates in politics and society. The book will be published at Frankfurt Book Fair, taking place from the 8th to the 12th of October.
> Among the 16 selected reportages from the 'Unicef Picture of The Year' 2012 and 2013, 'Bhopal Second Disaster' will be exhibited from the 16th to the 21st of September in Cologne, during the biannual Photokina Fair.
> Twelve 60 x 40 cm prints of 'Bhopal Second Disaster' will be exhibited at Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2014 as part of the main theme: 'An Ocean of Possibilities', during the month of September and October 2014 in the Fries Museum of Leeuwarden, Holland.
The exhibition will then travel to the 4th Singapore International Photography Festival during the months of November and December.
> On the evening of September 3, 'Bhopal Second Disaster' will be displayed as a Screening - view list - during the professional week of VISA Pour L'Image 2014, in Perpignan, France.
> July 2014 - ‘Bhopal Second Disaster’ has been projected as part of a FotoEvidence and Emaho Magazine collection during the festival PhotoIreland 2014, in Dublin, Ireland.
The projection (above) includes the work of other talented photojournalists who have also worked in Bhopal in the last few years: Daniel Berehulak, Andy Moxon and Andy Spyra.
> 'Bhopal Second Disaster' is exhibited at the Moscow Center for Documentary Photography, (FOTODOC) in The Andrei Sakharov Museum, alongside other FotoEvidence photographers committed to social justice.
> August - September 2013 - 'Bhopal Second Disaster' has been exhibited during the 'PhotoREPORT/Age International Festival' - in Pomarico Mt, Basilicata, Italy, with shows from other FotoEvidence photographers.
> 'Bhopal Second Disaster', my 2012 hardcover book published in collaboration with 'FotoEvidence', will be exhibited at the 'IPA PHOTO BOOKS SHOW 2013' on 19th-20th October at the National Museum of Singapore, as part of the Finalists for 'The IPA Photo Book Asia Award 2013'.
> One of my images from Bhopal will be exhibited alongside other images as part of the 'Royal Photographic Society RPS International Print 156'. The Exhibition (UK Dates/Locations) of 117 framed prints will tour the UK in 2013/2014.
> May 2013 - One of my images from Bhopal has been exhibited at the Galeri Petronas, in the Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from May 23 to June 23, 2013, as part of the 'KL International PhotoAwards 2013'.
> December 2012 - 'Bhopal Second Disaster' is exhibited as a slideshow during the '8th Angkor Photo Festival' in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
> October 2012 - A selection of images from my hardcover book 'Bhopal Second Disaster', has been exhibited at the VII Gallery in New York City, USA, as part of the '2012 FotoEvidence Book Award' launch.
> September 2012 - A print of my image of Poonam sitting in the rain in Bhopal has been auctioned, along other 68 outstanding photographs focusing on 'water' at the 'Rotary X Aquaplus', a charitable event organised by the Italian national photo-editors association G.R.I.N. (Gruppo Redattori Iconografici Nazionale) in Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan, Italy.
> August 2012 - 'Right Before Your Eyes: Photography Driven By Social Change'. Exhibition curated by PhotoPhilanthropy in the Visitors' Lobby, United Nations, New York City.
> August 2012 - One of my images from Bhopal has been exhibited during the 'Photo Annual Awards 2012' festival in Prague, as the winner of PAA Awards' Motions category.
> May 2012 - 'DIGNITY Vancouver Photography Exhibition and Auction', curated by the Nuru Project for The Acument Fund.
> May 2012 - Fovea Gallery, in Beacon, New York, USA, as part of the 'Liberty and Justice (for All): A Global Photo Mosaic', the Alaska Quarterly Review's special tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.
> May 2012 - VII Gallery, New York, USA, as part of the 'Liberty and Justice (for All): A Global Photo Mosaic', the Alaska Quarterly Review's special tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.
> March 2012 - 25 CPW Gallery, New York, USA, as part of 'Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment', a photography exhibition and auction benefitting 'Man Up Campaign Us'.
> January 2012 - 'Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition' at The Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of the winning series for the 'The Gala Awards'.
> November 2011 - 'Right Before Your Eyes: Photography Driven By Social Change'. Exhibition curated by PhotoPhilanthropy during the 'FotoWeek DC 2011' in Washington DC, USA.
> November 2010 - Washington DC, USA, as part of the winners selection for the 'FotoWeek DC International Awards 2010'.
> June 20, 2010 - Hard Rock Cafe' Times Square - New York, USA. Images from my long-term project 'Bhopal Second Disaster' were exhibited on multiple screens, as part of the award ceremony for the '2010 Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism'.
> March 2010 - Tokyo and various cities across Japan, as part of the winners for the 'Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards 2010'.