Stefano Stranges

Bio

What makes my work an emotion, it is not always linked to an important publication. It’s not tied to the ephemeral economic aspect. There is a stronger enrichment: the magnificent human aspect

S. Stranges


Stefano Stranges

Stefano Stranges è un fotografo e fotoreporter indipendente italiano.
Classe 1978, inizia la sua carriera professionale nel 2006 nel mondo della moda e del reportage di viaggio, ma ben presto punta il suo obiettivo verso le tematiche sociali più problematiche del pianeta. Iniziano quindi le collaborazioni con ONG nazionali e internazionali.
I suoi scatti catturano le dure realtà che attanagliano la società contemporanea, dallo sfruttamento alle guerre civili, dai disastri causati dalle catastrofi naturali alle problematiche dovute ai cambiamenti climatici.
Con le sue foto ha sovente raccontato come l’uomo, nonostante le varie avversità, riesca sempre a ritrovare la forza di creare un nido, anche in assenza di pareti.
Ha immortalato lo sfruttamento legato alla produzione degli strumenti tecnologici, dagli abitanti del Congo nelle miniere di coltan alla immensa discarica tecnologica del Ghana, in un reportage che lo ha portato a essere premiato con diversi riconoscimenti internazionali.
Questo lavoro è stato inoltre argomento di una talk tenuta al TEDx della città di Rovigo nel 2019.
Ha trattato la questione dell’infanticidio di genere nelle aree del sud dell’India e quella delle problematiche ambientali nel nord dello Zimbabwe in una lunga collaborazione con l’ONG Terre des Hommes.
Dal 2017 ha avviato un progetto legato alla didattica e sensibilizzazione in aziende e centri formativi in qualità di relatore.
Alcune sue foto fanno parte della Collettiva EXODOS, mostra che nel 2019 ha ricevuto la Medaglia d’oro al valore sociale dal Presidente della Repubblica.
Ha pubblicato i suoi reportage su numerose riviste, tra le quali Rolling Stone, Il Reportage, Millenium del Fatto Quotidiano, Jesus Magazine, Il Manifesto, La Stampa, La Repubblica, Left Magazine, Famiglia Cristiana.
I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in varie mostre, sia personali che collettive, in Italia ed Europa.

 


 

Stefano Stranges is an Italian independent photographer and photojournalist.
Born in 1978, he began his professional career in 2006 in the fashion world and travel reportage, but soon he turned his attention to the most problematic social issues on the planet and started to collaborate with national and international NGOs.
His shots capture the harsh realities that oppress contemporary society, from exploitation to civil war, passing through the disasters caused by natural calamity and climate change.
With his photos he has often told how man, despite various adversities, always manages to find the strength to create a nest, even in the absence of walls.
He immortalized in a report the exploitation linked to the production of technological tools, from the inhabitants of the Congo in the coltan mines to the immense technological landfill of Ghana.
Stefano received several international awards for this job, which was also the subject of a talk held at TEDx in Rovigo, Italy, in 2019.
He addressed the issues of gender infanticide in the areas of southern India and environmental problems in northern Zimbabwe during a long cooperation with Terre des Hommes ONG.
Since 2017 he has started a project related to teaching and awareness raising in companies and training centers as a speaker.
Some of his photos are part of the “EXODUS Collective”, an exhibition that received the Gold Medal for social value from the President of the Republic in 2019.
He published his reports in many magazines, including Rolling Stone, Il Reportage, Millenium (Fatto Quotidiano), Jesus Magazine, Il Manifesto, La Stampa, La Repubblica, Left Magazine, Famiglia Cristiana. His works have been exhibited in several exhibitions, both solo and collective, in Italy and Europe.

 


 

Awards:

 

-2021 The Covid-19 visual Project – A time to distance – selected work “Born in Covid times” for Cortona on the Move with Intesa Sanpaolo parnership.

-2020: Px3 Paris Photo Award – State of the world 2020 Curatorial Selection Winner, with the reportage “The end of the exodus – Inferno Moria”.

-2020: Selected for Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
“In Limbo”, from the editorial project “Quell’anno in cui…”.

-2019: IPA (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention category Professional Editorial/Press, Environmental with “Drought in the rain season – A climate change issue” documentary photography for Terre Des Hommes Italia

-2019: Corinth Exposed Photography Festival 2019 (Greece) – Winner

-2018: TIFA 2017 (Tokyo International Foto Award) Silver prize in Editorial-Photo Essay Professional – “The victims of our wealth” DrCongo

-2018: Winner of the contest for the “Festival dei diritti Umani 2017″

-2017: IPOTY (International Photographer of the year) – Honorable Mention in Essay Photography/professional with the project “The victims of our wealth”

-2017: International Photography Grant 2016 – NOMINEE with “The two faces of rebellion – The Ukraine crisis 2014″ (category Story)

-2017 TRECCANI AWARD – Premio TRECCANI web – Eccellenza del mese “The victims of our wealth”

http://premiotreccani.it/the-victims-of-our-wealth.html

-2016: SiFest Premio Pesaresi – Finalist project “The victims of our wealth” Dr Congo

-2015: The series “The two faces of rebellion-The Ukraine crisis 2014″ has been shortlisted for the Athens Photo festival 2015.


 

Book:

“Quell’anno in cui…” – Sept 2020 – Special limited edition – Prinp Editoria d’Arte

“Tacciano le armi” - June 2021 – Eugraphia Editore

“Quell’anno in cui…Il tempo di una pandemia” – Sept 2021 – second edition – Stamperia Artistica Nazionale


 

Main Exhibitions:

-2021 Febo e Dafne Art Gallery, Turin – “Il senso della (R)esistenza”, Bipersonal project/exhibition
-2020 Febo e Dafne Art Gallery, Turin – “Quell’anno in cui…”, solo
-2019 San Severino Marche, Chiostro San Domenico – “Anime terremotate” – Solo
-2019 Environment Museum of Stymphalia (Greece) – International photography exhibition H2O Aqua – in collaboration with the Corinth Exposed Photography Festival 2019
-2019 Piazzetta Desio – Mondovì (CN) – “Drought in the rain season” – La siccità nella stagione delle piogge” – Solo
-2019 Fabbrica del Vapore – Milano – “Le Bambine salvate” for INDIFESA – Terre des Hommes Italia
-2018 MainAD – Ex Aurum – Pescara – “Fragile – Le bambine salvate” – In partnership with Terre des Hommes Italia – Solo
-2018 European Parliament – Bruxelles – Distribution Centre Area – “EXODOS Rotte migratorie, storie di persone, arrivi, inclusione” – Collective Exhibition
-2018 Febo e Dafne Gallery – Turin – “Le Bambine salvate” – In partnership with Terre des Hommes Italia – Solo
-2018 Galerie des Halles, UCL Universitè de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – “Les victimes de notre richesse” – Solo
-2018 Febo e Dafne art Gallery – Turin – “Homeland project” – Collection
-2018 Palazzo della Triennale, Milan – “Le bambine salvate” – Festival dei diritti umani 2018
-2017 Arteficio Art Factory, Turin – “The victims of our wealth – From Congo to Sodom and Gomorrah” – Solo
-2017 Palazzo dei Musei Civici, Reggio Emilia – The victims of our wealth” – Solo
-2017 Museo Piermaria Rossi, Berceto (Parma) – “The victims of our wealth” – Coscienza Festival
-2017 QR Gallery, Bologna – “Life in Sodom and Gomorrah” – IT.A.CA Festival
-2017 Urban Center, Rovereto – “The victims of our wealth” – Solo
-2016 Scuola Holden, Turin – “The victims of our wealth” – Solo
-2016 Alliance Francaise, main Center, Turin – “The victims of our wealth” – Solo
-2016 Ex Fornace Carotta, Padoa – “The victims of our wealth” – Solo
-2014-2017 Galleria Weber & Weber, Turin. – Collection
-2010 Cell 63 Art Gallery, Berlin – “Strange” – Solo.