Alex Majoli Soldier from the presidential special guard assigned to provide security to President Luiz Inacio LULA da SILVA, inside the FIAT car industry. Brasilia. Brazil. 2004. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Since May 20 ten scholars have participated in an intensive masterclass with Magnum photographer Alex Majoli, developing new work and honing their craft as photographers. The participants were selected for their free scholarships after an extensive open call process.

As the masterclass culminates on June 7, Magnum Photos and ArtsFor_ are proud to present an evening with Alex Majoli and a special screening of the work produced by the scholars throughout the masterclass.

After the screening Alex Majoli will discuss his own work and his experience tutoring the scholars with Editor-in-Chief of Icon Design, Michel Lupi, with an introduction by Lorenza Baroncelli, Chief-curator for the Architecture, Urban Regeneration and Cities at the Triennale di Milano.

The project was organised on the occasion of the Milan PhotoWeek, in collaboration with Magnum Photos and La Triennale Milano, curated by ArtsFor_ and generously supported by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.

Tickets are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. The event begins at 6.30 pm.


To book your free ticket to this event, please click here.


Alex Majoli Riots between police and demonstrators. Tunis. Tunisia. January 18, 2011. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

About Alex Majoli

At the age of 15, Alex Majoli joined the F45 Studio in Ravenna, working alongside Daniele Casadio. While studying at the Art Institute in Ravenna, he joined Grazia Neri Agency and traveled to Yugoslavia to document the conflict. He returned many times over the next few years, covering all major events in Kosovo and Albania.

Majoli graduated from art school in 1991. Three years later, he made an intimate portrayal of the closing of an asylum for the insane on the island of Leros, Greece, a project that became the subject of his first book, Leros.

In 1995 Majoli went to South America for several months, photographing a variety of subjects for his ongoing personal project, ‘Requiem in Samba’. He started the project ‘Hotel Marinum’ in 1998, on life in harbor cities around the world, the final goal of which was to perform a theatrical multimedia show. That same year he began making a series of short films and documentaries.

After becoming a full member of Magnum Photos in 2001, Majoli covered the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, and two years later the invasion of Iraq. He continues to document various conflicts worldwide for Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Granta and National Geographic.

Majoli, in collaboration with Thomas Dworzak, Paolo Pellegrin and Ilkka Uimonen, had an extremely successful exhibition and installation Off Broadway in New York in 2004, which travelled to France and Germany. He then became involved in a project for the French Ministry of Culture entitled ‘BPS’, or ‘Bio-Position System’, about the social transformation of the city of Marseilles. His project, ‘Libera me’, is a reflection on the human condition.

Alex Majoli lives and works in New York.

Milan PhotoWeek

From 4 to 10 June 2018, Milan will pay tribute to photography with the second edition of the Milan PhotoWeek. A week of exhibitions, meetings, guided tours, workshops, publishing projects, opening or finishing, urban projections dedicated to photography.

Milan PhotoWeek is a project promoted by the Municipality of Milan Culture.

A project by Magnum Photos, with the support of BNL BNP Paribas Group, in collaboration with La Triennale Milano, conceived and curated by ArtsFor_.


Alex Majoli Republic of Congo. 2013. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos