Fotografo specializzato in ritratto e fotografia di matrimoni con una forte propensione alla narrazione di storie ed emozioni.
2017 QEP — Qualified European Photographer FEP (Federation of European Photographers).
2018 Golden Camera — Wedding Category FEP (European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards).
2018 MQEP — Master Qualified European Photographer.
2019 Hasselblad Local Ambassador.
2019 QIP (Qualifica Italian Photographer) FIOF
2020 Medaglia d’oro, Scattiamo per l’Italia WPC (World Photographic Cup)
2020 Grand Awards — WPE Awards.
2020 PWS Craftsman PWS.
2020 Membro del team Italy WPC (World Photographic Cup).
2020 Cosmos Awards.
She has PhD in art history (2003) from Surikov Academic Art Institute in Moscow, the sphere of her interests are Russian photography, comparative visual studies and photography within the history of arts. Since 1996 she has worked as a researcher and curator in institutions such as Moscow Museum of Modern Art, ROSIZO State Center for Museums and Exhibitions of the Ministry of Culture of Russia. In 2011-2015 she had been working as a curator in Iris Foundation (previously Garage CCC now Garage MCA), Moscow.
Since 2002 she collaborates with FotoFest Inc., Houston, for research and curatorial programs on Contemporary Russian Photography. Chmyreva has been a member of the international editorial board of European Photography magazine 2000-2017. She runs lecture programs in visual communication and photography at the Moscow Polytech — Favorsky Academy of Book Design and at the Institute of Humanities and IT, both in Moscow. She is also a guest lecturer at European Institute of Design in Madrid, Spain. Since 2007 she is working at the National Institute for Theory and History of Fine Arts, Russian Academy of Arts in a position of leading researcher. In 2008 she co-founded the International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa in Krasnodar, Russia and has been the festival’s art director since.
Chmyreva is the author and co-author of several books on the history of Russian photography, among them are History of European Photography of 20th c. (Central European House of Photography, 3 volumes, 2010, 2014, 2016), Montaging Reality. Two ways of Life by O.G.Rejlander (Garage, 2011), Photographic Histories. Photography in collection of State Russian Archive of Literature and Arts (RGALI, 2013), Generation’74 (Kaunas Fotofestival edition, 2014), V1945 (A.Bondar Project, 2017), Fotografía soviético / El siglo soviético. Fotografía rusa del Archivo Lafuente, 1917-1972 (La Fabrica, 2018), Her last book Collection of Essays on History of Russian Photography was published in 2016.
In 1980, after the Soviet invasion, he was one of the first photoreporters to reach Afghanistan clandestinely, travelling on foot for 1200 kilometers with the different guerrilla groups during his three months stay. Between the end of 1982 and the beginning of 1983 he was in Naples for a report on the camorra (neapolitan mafia), that was later published all over the world. In 1983 he was also on the Lebanese front, as a correspondent for the weekly magazine Epoca, to report on the split inside the P.L.O. among Arafat supporters and Abu Mussa pro-Syrians. He is the only photo-journalist to have reported on the surrender of Beddawi (refugee camp and P.L.O. stronghold). Until 1989 he went to Lebanon six more times, in order to follow the events.
In 1985 he began to go to Palestine (Israel) to report on the conditions of Palestinians inside the occupied territories (West Bank / Gaza) that caused the uprising of Intifada in December 1987. He still follows the developments in this situation. During this time he was hospitalized three times: two times wounded by Israeli soldiers and once by a Palestinian brick while on assignement for Stern Magazine on a report on the Israeli settlers (pub. June 1994).
In February 1989, as a correspondent for ‘Venerdì’ di Repubblica, he went back, clandestinely again, to Afghanistan to report on the Soviet Army retreat.
In august 1990, for ‘Venerdì’ di Repubblica again, he was among the first photographers to report the American landing in Saudi Arabia after the invasion of Kuwait. He went back to the Gulf area during the war against Iraq, till the liberation of Kuwait.
In Italy, he often follows mafia cases in the southern regions, but also events such as the Palio in Siena and other important aspects of our society.
Since 1997, the aim is also focused on Sardinia off the beaten track, between the social and the traditions, work already partially enclosed in photo-book.
In 2007 he was invited by the Governor of Sakhalin (Russia), the former island prison colony told by Chekhov, for a photographic work in the territory, illustrating the life and productive activities, following the discovery of large oil fields. Work became an exhibition and a photo book edited in Russia.
In 2012 the prestigious house of Parisian jewelers «Van Cleef & Arpels» commissioned the realization of a photographic work, which describe the hard work through the hands of their artisans, packaged in the most exclusive jewelry in the world. 50 images collected in a volume printed in nine languages.
In 1995 the World Press Photo Contest awarded him the 3rd prize for the report: «Neapolitan Weddings».
In 1996 the World Press Photo Contest awarded him the 1st prize for the report: «Siena, the Palio».
In 1997 the Istituto Abruzzese for Contemporary Italian History awarded him the City of Atri prize for peace and freedom for his commitment to follow the Palestinian struggle.
In 2004 Prize Città di Trieste per il reportage
In 2005 Prize Rodolfo Pucci «La Fibula d’oro» Castelnuovo Garfagnana (LU)
In 2005 Prize Werner Bischof «The silver flute» Avellino
In 2006 Bariphotocamera & Camera Commercio awarded him the 1st prize for the report: «Barche Pescatori & Pesci»
In 2006 Appointed Master of the Photographia Italiana by FIAF. Rovereto (TR)
Main magazine publications:
Epoca / ‘Venerdì’ di Repubblica / ‘Sette’ del Corriere della Sera / Sunday Times Mag. / Observer Mag. / Stern / Bunte / Zeit Mag. / Figaro Mag. / Life / Paris Match / L’Express Mag.
Member of the Academic Senate of University of Arts Tirana, Albania.
Head of Photography Department. University of Arts Tirana, Albania.
Laureato in Architettura, abbandona la libera professione per dedicarsi alla grafica editoriale e alla fotografia.
Giornalista professionista, dal 2000 al 2009 è art director e photo editor a “Diario”, diretto da Enrico Deaglio, giornale che nel 2002 vince a Parigi il premio internazionale “Guide de la Presse” come miglior giornale del mondo. Alla professione affianca un’intensa attività di didattica sulla fotografia e fotogiornalismo, di curatela editoriale nella realizzazione di libri di fotografia, di conferenze e letture-portfolio in Italia e all’estero, di giurato in concorsi nazionali e internazionali di fotografia.
Nel 2010 è nel comitato scientifico e nella giuria del “Premio Bruce Chatwin”, per la fotografia e la narrativa di viaggio; nel 2011 insegna a New York nell’ambito del “New York Photogarphy Workshop”, organizzato da Spazio Labo’; nel 2012 crea “Ragusa Foto Festival” ed è direttore artistico della prima edizione. Nel 2013 ha curato la realizzazione editoriale del volume “Mimmo Jodice”, di Roberta Valtorta, edito da Bruno Mondadori. E’ stato nel comitato scientifico del festival “Gazebook” in tutte le sue edizioni. Dal 2014 è sotto contratto con la casa editrice Pearson per la progettazione delle nuove collane editoriali.
Dal 2015 ha tenuto conferenze sulla fotografia con Letizia Battaglia, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Tano D’Amico, Maurizio Galimberti, Tony Gentile, Uliano Lucas, Davide Monteleone, Joe Oppedisano, Ivo Saglietti, Ferdinando Scianna.
Ha curato mostre di Alfredo Bini, Giuseppe Cardoni, Diego Casertelli, Bruce Chatwin, Gianni Cipriano, Tano D’Amico, Mario Dondero, Nanni Fontana, Fausto Giaccone, Tina Modotti, Mimì Mollica, Ferdinando Rollando, Ivo Saglietti, Enzo Sellerio, Shobha.
Dal 2018 insegna “Photo Editing” presso la scuola di Arti Visuali “Mohole”, a Milano.
Dal 2021 insegna “Art Direction” presso l’Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, a Genova.
He won important international contests, such as the Miami Street Photography Festival in 2016, Urban DotArt in 2015, Leica Talent Italia in 2014 and Nikon Young Talent in 2013.
His work has been exhibited in many different cities and main photography festivals in Italy, Europe and United States.
He’s been working with Fujifilm Italia since 2016, developing and promoting new products before their launch on the market and organizing workshops about street photography.
Alex is also the creator of InQuadra collective.
Eolo Perfido photography has been featured in magazines such as NY Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, Communication Arts, L’Espresso, and Computer Arts and he worked for several international clients like Pepsi Cola, Samsung, Pirelli, Kraft, Gatorade, Sky Television, Novartis and Opel.
At the beginning of his career, he has been honored to assist on the field photographers like Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, Eugene Richards and James Nachtwey in several of their shootings in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.
His creative path has allowed him to win several major awards in the field of creative photography. In 2009 he was awarded the first prize of the National Association of Italian Professional Photographers Tau Visual for the artistic quality of its images.
In 2010 he was awarded the «Best International Portrait Photographer» during the fine art photography exhibition “Photo Vernissage” which was held at the Manege Museum in St. Petersburg, which saw the participation of hundreds of photographers from around the world.
In 2011, the Italian magazine L’Espresso chose along with other nine young Italians creatives who have been asked to tell through a picture the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
In 2019 he won the prestigious Luce Iblea award with his street photography.
In 2021 he won the bronze medal @ the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a campaign by TBWA\PARIS for Leica Camera.
Eolo also follows a personal artistic journey that leads him to exhibit his fine art photography series in numerous private galleries. Among his most successful fine art projects is the photographic series Clownville, recently presented in two solo shows at Galleria Janet Coast of Recife in Brazil and the Leica Galerie in Milano.
Eolo is also an Educator, and in the last ten years, he developed a series of very successful international photography workshops dedicated to Portrait Photography, Travel Portraits, Street Photography, and Post Production.
It is possible to find more information, calendars and registration forms on the dedicated website Eolo Perfido Workshops:
In 2016 he created with Fabio Timpanaro and Antonella Catanese a Digital Artists collective named Storm Studio, specialized in Creative Retouching, Digital Imaging, Digital Illustration, Advertising Still Visuals, Post Production, and 3D CGI.
One of the best known Italian Street Photographers, Leica Ambassador between 2013 and 2018, today Eolo is a Leica Certified Photographer and Leica Akademie instructor.
Since 2017 Eolo is an Elinchrom Ambassador.
Since January 2019 he is the Editorial Director of ExibartStreet Magazine, a new editorial platform dedicated to street photography and part the Exibart Magazine, the most important Italian editorial network dedicated to contemporary art.
Since 2020 he is the Studio Director of the LineaB Photographic Studios in Rome.
Since 2021 he is the artistic director of Molinchrom: Festival of Nomad Photography an international Photographic Festival held in Molise.
Eolo Perfido is represented by the international photo agency SUDEST57.
As a photoreporter he dedicated himself to social and travel photography working as a reporter in Italy, Europe and many other countries such as India, Russia, China, Indonesia, Java, Bali, Sumatra, Malaysia, Yemen, Africa (Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania), Seychelles, Maldive, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Jordan, Cambodia. He published over 200 features on national and international magazines and newspapers getting 25 covers and realized major advertising campaigns including those for “Grand foulard Bassetti”, Alpitour-Francorosso, Hotelplan, Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi to name a few. Numerous are his personal and collective exhibitions.
He has won awards in Italy and abroad “Destino Madrid”, “Divine Shots”, “Il genio Fiorentino” and his photographs has been acquired by private collections, foundations and museums.
È stato docente di fotogiornalismo e photoediting in scuole specializzate e workshop, ha partecipato a giurie di premi fotografici per concorsi nazionali e internazionali, ha tenuto letture portfolio in tutta Italia ed è stato curatore di mostre fotografiche per festival di fotografia e gallerie.
È stato titolare del blog di fotografia “Fuori Fuoco” sul sito nationalgeographic.it e per tre anni direttore artistico del festival di fotografia Umbria World Fest di Foligno.
Nel corso della sua attività realizza reportage, mostre, pubblicazioni e missioni fotografiche in Salvador, Nicaragua, Cuba Libano, Palestina, Cile, Colombia, Panama, Haiti, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kosovo, ecc.
Progetti, Missioni e mostre fotografiche più importanti:
“Cile il Rumore delle Sciabole” gli ultimi anni della dittaturadi Pinochet
“Fotografie dal Nuovo Mondo” 1492-1992 America Latina
“Fom Ouidah to Port-au- Prince” La via degli Schavi
“Landscape in the Mist” il Mediterraneo e L’Inquietudine della Frontiera
“L’Ombra e la Vita” Le tre grandi malattie da infezione: HIV, Malaria e Tubercolosi.
Terra del Fuoco Org. Torino Lotta al razzismo. I rom a Torino
Genova per Cornigliano: Distruzione e riqualificazione acciaiera Ilva
Vincitore di premi tra cui tre volte il WPP, Fotografi al servizio della Pace e del Progresso città di Atri, Fotografo dell’anno al Lucca Digital Fotofestival, Grant della Fondazione Arte di Anversa, MILKAward. Australia
E’ membro dell’Agenzia Giornalistica Tedesca Zeitenspiegel Reportagen.
Il recupero di un linguaggio è però un percorso difficile, soprattutto quando, di fronte alle scelte, vengono anteposte altre strade: studentesche e professionali.
La voglia d’immagine però è sempre lì, nelle nottate in camera oscura alla ricerca del proprio bianco e nero, oppure tra quei viaggi che costituiscono la prima fonte d’ispirazione. L’incontro con le nuove tecnologie, e con Canon Italia, risulterà determinante: la creatività è più vicina, a portata di mano; non rimane che concentrarsi sul contenuto, condividendolo, rendendolo contagioso.
Con alcuni professionisti italiani ha esposto a Porretta Terme nel 2009, raccontando la storia di quanti, abbandonate le proprie origini, hanno deciso di vivere al fianco della prima ferrovia dell’Unità d’Italia. Finalmente, la voglia della fotografia aveva trovato una sua strada.
Nel 2011, sullo stesso tema, è uscito il libro “La Transappenninica, il Viaggio, i Luoghi, la Gente”, dove ha debuttato anche come scrittore.
Mosè Franchi ha all’attivo tre mostre e due libri. Giornalista di formazione, pubblica da anni articoli su fotografia e fotografi; per una passione che continua.
Dal 2014 è Direttore Responsabile della rivista Image Mag. Dal 2015, e da EXPO, si occupa della curatela di mostre e libri, con la fotografia sempre nel cuore.