Erik Messori is a photojournalist and co-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 includes in-depth, issue-driven stories across Asia, Africa, Europe and Eastern Europe. His professional development has included attending Gianni Berengo Gardin seminars on photography in Milan. His work, often published by major international media outlets, is typically used as material for debate during conferences, television programs, and various festivals. It is also exhibited and projected in many museums, galleries, and universities. Messori’s 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, Vision Magazine, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, South China Morning Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, New Zealand Herald, 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. He is a co-founder of CAPTA collective.