Erik Messori is a photojournalist and founder of CAPTA Collective, specialising in photojournalism and reportage of both domestic and international issues around the world. Over the past 15 years, Erik has covered armed conflicts, humanitarian and environmental crises, social inequalities, and in-depth, issue-driven stories across Asia, Africa, Europe and Eastern Europe. His work, published by major international media outlets, is often used as material for debate during conferences, television programs, and festivals. It is also exhibited and projected in many museums, galleries, and universities. His works have been published in: Stern Magazine, National Geographic Italia, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, OBS Magazine, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Der Spiegel, CNN, Wired Magazine Italia, SDZ, Days Japan, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, South China Morning Post, The Australian. A portion of his project on Chernobyl has been published in the volume Connections across a Human Planet (Photojournale 2009) and his Coal Mines image has been published in the book Bonded Labor (Columbia University NYC 2012). He has been recognized with many international awards, including first prize at POYi.