Alex Masi is an award-winning documentary photographer, deeply committed to spreading awareness and supporting action towards
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After having completed a degree in Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in 2006, Alex began to investigate socio-environmental issues in countries such as India, Afghanistan, Iraq, and most recently in Nigeria.
He is devoted to exposing peculiar stories of human-made injustice, focusing on the young and vulnerable people: their living conditions, their health and their human rights.
Alex believes documentary photography ought to be an active catalyst in promoting awareness, political and juridical change, and in fostering action by individuals, NGOs and governments.
It also constitutes an essential channel for audiences to learn with immediacy, and to subconsciously empathise with people facing realities away from their own immediate surroundings and personal experiences.
Alex strives to portray his subjects with intimacy and meaning. He aspires to convey emotions, and to present images that stimulate our deepest feelings: our senses of compassion, brotherhood and justice.
By partnering with the NURU PROJECT in 2012, Alex was able to generate over 5000 US$ for international charities, benefitting (50%) from sales of Poonam's Print.
Originally from northern Italy, Alex's images have appeared on international publications such as 'National Geographic', 'Mother Jones', 'GQ', 'Newsweek' 'The Guardian', 'The New York Times', 'Time Online', 'The Times', 'Smithsonian Magazine', 'Foreign Policy', 'Vanity Fair', 'Marie Claire', 'El Pais Semanal', 'The National Magazine', 'A-Magasinet', 'DN Magasinet', 'Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin', and 'Welt am Sonntag' among many others.