Director & Founder
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Javier Corso (1989) is a photographer, founder and director at OAK stories (production company). His photographic work originates from the need to communicate about aspects of the human condition through means of local, smaller-scale stories.
Corso began working as a documentary photographer in 2011, publishing in media like National Geographic, Al Jazeera, TIME Lightbox, GEO magazine, MO, Il Reportage, VICE, PAPEL (El Mundo), El País, 7K magazine or Revista 5W. Among the cultural centers that have hosted and exhibited his projects, the following stand out; The Cervantes Institute in New York, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and the International PHOTON Festival.
His documentary work has been recognized by the International PHOTON Festival, Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), International Photography Awards (IPA) and as a finalist of other contests such DAYS JAPAN Photo Awards, the World Reporter Award, the Contemporary African Photography Prize, the Siena International Photography Awards, the Balkan Photo Awards and the LUMIX festival, among others.
Now a days he heads OAK stories, a production company composed by journalists and storytellers specialized in the development of documentary projects carried out by multidisciplinary teams.
Corso is currently based in Barcelona and he combines his rol in OAK with his work as a professor in different photographic centers and schools such as the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC), Gris Art Escola Interacional de Fotografia and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), among others.
2018 - DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards, 2018 - LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism, 2017 - Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA), 2017 - Photogrvphy Grant, 2017 - World Report Award (WRA), 2017 - Balkan Photo Awards, 2017 - Direct Look Photography Awards, 2017 - Prize for Contemporary African Photography (CAP), 2016 - Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), 2016 - International Photography Awards (IPA), 2015 - Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), 2015 - Photo Romania Festival, 2015 - International PHOTON Festival, 2015 - International Photography Awards (IPA)
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