JEAN-MARC CAIMI

French-Italian photographer and journalist, Jean-Marc Caimi works as a freelance for Redux Pictures. His pictures mostly cover humanitarian and social topics. In parallel, his career follows a series of intimate and more personal projects; in 2011 these photographs were released as a book, "Daily Bread" (T&G Publishing). The same year he also published the book "Same Tense" (Witty Kiwi Books) with a series of images shared with colleague Valentina Piccinni and the same team of two has seen their project “Forcella” published in 2015 (Witty Kiwi Books).

Some of his latest documentary works both in solo or in duo include stories about the mentally ill convicted, the revolution in Ukraine, the daily life of Mafia ruled neighborhoods in Naples, the consequences over people and environment of pollution in contaminated areas in Italy, religious pilgrimages in the era of Pope Francis, the veterans of the war in Libya, the human rights violation in Azerbaijan, the refugees from North Africa in Lampedusa, the crisis in Greece, the Zimbabwean refugees illegally crossing the South African border in search of a new life, the war in Donbass, the migration from Middle East and many others.

His reportages have been published worldwide in magazines, newspapers and media such as Time, Newsweek, The Sunday Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, CNN, Al Jazeera, and many others. He won multiple awards over the years. He received a series of HM at the 2015 NPPA Best of Photojournalism, he's 2014 WPO finalist, has been selected and exhibited in the 2013 and 2015 Delhi Photo Festival, won multiple prizes and exhibited at the 2013 PAA awards in Czech Republic, included for two years consecutively (2012/13) in the American Photography prize catalogue, He won the “Biennale di Videofotografia” in Alessandria (Turin), where his work where showcased. He has been exhibited during the 2013 Format Festival in Derby (UK), at the festival Entre Margens in Portugal and in Braga at the Encontros da Imagem with the project "Daily Bread". Many of his stories showcased in form of slideshow travelled the world with the Slideluck events.

Photographs from the book Daily Bread in 2014 became three exhibition in Sweden (Vasli Souza gallery), Japan (Reminders gallery) and Italy (Interzone gallery). He’s regularly holding workshops focused on a personal approach to documantary photography.

He also worked as the didactic director of a photography course dedicated to refugees and migrants living in Rome.

He’s been included as one of the guests photographers in the second volume of the publication MONO.

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