DANIEL CASTRO GARCIA

 
Daniel Castro Garcia is a London based photographer and film-maker. He studied Spanish and Latin American Literature at University College London and after graduating went on to work as an Assistant Director in the UK film, commercial and music video industry. Along side this profession; Daniel developed his photography practise. Having started out as a street photographer working on personal projects his work now focuses on social documentary and portraiture.

In May 2015 Daniel started the photography project “Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016” in collaboration with John Radcliffe Studio partner Thomas Saxby, which has subsequently been made into a photo book. In December 2015 he was nominated to enter the First Book Award founded by Mack Books, a photography-publishing prize established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. In May 2016 the book was shortlisted for the award and received a print run of 1000 copies. In October 2016, “Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016” was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.

In January 2017 Daniel was named the winner of the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2017 in recognition of his work on the migrant/refugee crisis across Europe. He had his first solo show at TJ Boulting, London, in March 2017. This exhibition was accompanied by a new John Radcliffe Studio publication, "Foreigner: Collected Writings 2017”.

In March 2017, Daniel was selected as a grantee by the Magnum Foundation Fund. This support will enable the continuation of his work in Sicily, Italy, documenting the refugee/migrant crisis. In October 2017 Dani won the prestigious W. Eugene SmithFund in Humanistic Photography for ‘Foreigner: I Peri N’Tera’ the second chapter in his ongoing series about the mass migration into Europe.

http://www.danielcastrogarcia.com/
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