Director & Founder
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Javier Corso (1989) started his studies as photographer at Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia (IEFC) in 2008. He coursed a Photojournalism Postgraduate at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2010 and he began his professional career working on national journals such as El Periódico de Catalunya or El País. He starts his activity in the world of cinema at Escola Superior de Cinema i Ausiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) in 2012.
His work has been awarded in LUX Photography Awards from Professional Photographers Association of Spain (AFPE) and exhibited in festivals such as FOTOWEEK DC (Washington D.C.) or VISA OFF (Perpignan, France). The Cervantes Institute of New York and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts exhibited his project SOLDADOS during a travelling exhibition, currently in movement across the U.S.A.
His photo essay FISHSHOT was selected in Descubriminetos PHoto España, Encontros de la Imagem (Braga) and wins the Novel Photon Grant (International PHOTON Festival) and the Photo Romania Festival Grant for young photographers. His portfolio has been recognized as one of the 50th best photographers of Barcelona International Photography Awards (BIPA) and received three honorable mentions in International Photography Awards 2015 (IPA) and the third prize in Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA).
2015 - Jessica Lum Award, 2015 - Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), 2015 - International Photography Awards (IPA), 2015 - International PHOTON Festival, 2015 - Photo Romania Festival
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FISHSHOT is a documentary project about loneliness, emotional isolation, and sentimental repression in Finnish society. These problems go further when the people start drinking to fight against them. The excessive consumption of alcohol is present in more than half cases of suicide, homicide and gender violence. A problem rooted in Finnish society that causes, directly or indirectly, a huge number of deaths among the population. The consequences hurt a country well known for its high-quality life, surrounded by idyllic landscapes, cold and darkness.