Gallery Event: Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award winner Davide Monteleone in-conversation with curator Emeric Glayse

Thursday 16th October, 7-8pm
Photofusion Gallery
Free for members (£3.50 non-members)

Join Davide Monteleone (photojournalist) and Emeric Glayse (curator and Development Manager for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award) for a discussion of Monteleone’s work and experiences as a photojournalist. Monteleone is the winner of the 4th Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award, which was launched in 2009 with the aim of supporting and celebrating photojournalism. This unique award funds an emerging photographer to visit areas of the world at the centre of geostrategic conflicts, where human rights and freedom of speech are often violated.

© Davide Monteleone, VII Photo for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

© Davide Monteleone, VII Photo for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

Monteleone’s photographs are currently on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Entitled Spasibo, the exhibition focuses on Monteleone’s images of Chechnya, a country torn by extreme violence, and investigates the threat to Chechen identity concealed beneath the appearance of calm and prosperity perpetuated by the autocratic regime of Ramzan Kadyrov. Monteleone was funded to work in Chechnya from December 2012 and April 2013 through winning the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. This exhibition will be the first time these works will be seen in the UK, and represents Monteleone’s first solo show in the UK. The exhibition runs 11 October – 3 November.

© Davide Monteleone, VII Photo for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

More information on the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award.


ABOUT DAVIDE MONTELEONE

Davide Monteleone (b. 1974) began his career in 2000, when he became an
editorial photographer for the Contrasto agency. The following year he moved to
Moscow as a correspondent. This decision determined his ensuing career. Since
2003, Monteleone has lived between Italy and Russia, pursuing long-term
personal projects. He published his first book, Dusha, Russian Soul in 2007,
followed by La Linea Inesistente in 2009, and Red Thistle in 2012. His projects
have brought him numerous awards, including various World Press Photo prizes
and several grants such as ‘Aftermath’ and the European Publisher Award. In
recent years he has carried out projects for leading international magazines,
foundations and cultural institutions, exhibiting and teaching. Davide
Monteleone’s fine art prints are available at Kehrer Berlin Galerie, Berlin and his
editorial work is distributed by VII Photo.

ABOUT EMERIC GLAYSE

Emeric Glayse is Development Manager for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award and the co-curator of the Spasibo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Formerly Artistic Director at the Nofound photo fair, Glayse joined the Carmignac Foundation team in 2013. His mission is to expand the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award in Europe, organise the exhibitions of winners abroad and forge partnerships with renowned European cultural institutions.


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