Director & Founder
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Javier Corso (1989) is a photographer, founder and director at OAK stories (documentary agency). 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. is work is part of the traveling exhibition "Creadores de Conciencia" curated by Juan Manuel Castro Prieto and Chema Conesa, which compiles the work of 40 authors under the topic "committed photographers".
His documentary work has been recognized by the International PHOTON Festival (winner grant), Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris (bronze medal), Moscow International Foto Awards (third place) International Photography Awards (honorable mentions) and as a finalist of other contests such DAYS JAPAN Photo Awards, the World Reporter Award / European Photographer, the Contemporary African Photography Prize, the Siena International Photography Awards and the Balkan Photo Awards, among others.
In 2018 he is nominated for the World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program and his project MATAGI received the National Geographic Society Early Career Grant.
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), 2018 - National Geographic Early Career Grant
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