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About

PHmuseum is a curated platform dedicated to contemporary photography. Launched in 2012, we are today a community of 5,000 selected photographers reached by more than 300,000 visitors per year. Our mission is to connect professionals within the photographic industry as well as create a free online space were everyone could learn about photography and its language.

In this sense, one of our most important initiatives are the online curated exhibitions that we organise on a monthly basis. Our galleries have hosted the work of internationally recognized authors like Jacob Aue Subol, Anastasia Taylor Lind, Hajime Kimura, Alejandro Chaskielberg and Fabio Bucciarelli, and dealt with important issues of our time like conflicts and migrations.

PHmuseum is also known for its Grant, an international photographic prize that we organise with the aim of supporting photographers and awarding the best visual stories of the year. Max Pinckers, Diana Markosian, Tomas Van Houtryve, Catherine Schneiderman and Rasmus Degnmol are among the past editions winners, while Martin Parr (Magnum), Kathy Ryan (New York Times), Alec Soth (Magnum), François Hébel (Foto Industria) and Iatã Cannabrava (Estudio Madalena) among the former jurors.

Team

We are an international group of photographers, photo editors and journalists. Our goal is to connect professionals of the media industry and democratize the access to contemporary photography.

Giuseppe Oliverio

Giuseppe Oliverio

Director

Giuseppe is an Italian entrepreneur born in 1985 in Bologna. In 2011 he moved to Buenos Aires to develop the PHmuseum project and its online platform, launched in June 2012. Since then he has created an international network of photographers and editors around the project and leaded his team with a special focus on the creative development. He has given workshops and talks on 2.0 photography at international festivals like Paraty Em Foco in Brazil and events like Ojo de Pez Meeting in Barcelona and written for media like TIME. He holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University and a Master Degree in Quantitative Finance at London Cass Business School.

Alejandro Kirchuk

Alejandro Kirchuk

Photo Editor

Alejandro is an Argentine photographer born in 1987 in Buenos Aires. His work is focused on personal documentary long‐term projects in Latin America and has been recognized by different organizations such as World Press Photo, POYi, Magnum Expression Award, Ian Parry Scholarship, PhotoEspaña, among others. Among his clients today include The New York Times, The Guardian and Stern Magazine. He started collaborating with PHmuseum in April 2012. He curates our monthly online exhibitions and he's in charge of the organization of our annual Grant.

Nicolas Janowski

Nicolas Janowski

Photo Editor

Nicolas is an Argentine photographer, anthropologist & curator. His works is focused on long term personal projects in Latin America. Among other prizes he has been awarded The Repsol Prize in 2014. He gives lectures and workshops in several latin american institutions such as Centro de la Imagen (Peru) FOLA (Latin American Photo Library) and at Buenos Aires National University. His work has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, TIME Magazine, Der Spiegel & Bloomberg News among others media. His personal work has been exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, France, Spain, USA, India & China. He joined PHmuseum in 2013.

Eefje Ludwig

Eefje Ludwig

Grants and Education

Eefje (1982) is a Dutch advisor, educator and curator based in Amsterdam (NL). She holds a  MA in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and studied photography at the Institut Catalan de Estudis Fotografics in Barcelona, Spain. She previously worked as a project manager and manager of Education Team at World Press Photo between 2008 and 2016. During those years she developed and coordinated different training projects and publications in the Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. For years, she coordinated the well-known Joop Swart Masterclass, which has brought forward many of nowadays big names in the industry of photojournalism and documentary photography. Since 2016 she works as an independent advisor-connector, educator and editor, curator in the field of photography and visual storytelling.

Gemma Padley

Gemma Padley

Contributor

Gemma Padley is a freelance writer and editor who specialises in photography. Her clients include: British Journal of Photography, Time LightBox, The Telegraph, Magnum Photos, Foam, Photoworks, 1000 Words, and the BBC, among others. Gemma also writes introductions for artist photobooks, and in 2015 contributed to Self Publish, Be Happy’s A DIY Photobook Manual And Manifesto co-published by Aperture. She has judged competitions that include the Getty Prestige Grant 2015, Magnum Photos’ 30 Under 30 award, and Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2016, and also takes part in talks about contemporary photography and publishing.

Laurence Cornet

Laurence Cornet

Contributor

Laurence is a writer, photography critic and curator based in Brooklyn who is focusing on cultural and dystopian issues. Her clients include MSNBC, Vogue, Newsweek, Blink.la, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Magnum Foundation, The Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, The Long+Short, and Vice.

Alejandro Acín

Alejandro Acín

Contributor

Alejandro Acin (b.1984 Spain) is a photographer based in Bristol (UK). After graduating in Environmental Science from the Universidad de Granada (2009), he has been involved in the visual arts and particularly photography for the last six years. His personal work has been exhibited in Spain, Colombia, Italy and the UK. Acin has always been taking part in the industry also as an art producer and editor through IC Visual Lab C.I.C, where as founder director he supports and promotes contemporary photography through collaborative projects. Since 2012 Acin has also been working as project assistant and picture editor at the Historical Photographs of China Archive at University of Bristol. In 2013, he started working as a Art Director of Photobook Bristol. He has also delivered numerous photography workshops and education programmes on photobook publishing and digital storytelling.

Veronica Sanchis Bencomo

Veronica Sanchis Bencomo

Contributor

Veronica is a Venezuelan photographer and editor based in Hong Kong. She is the founder and curator of Foto Féminas, a platform promoting the work of female Latin American and Caribbean photographers as well as of those female photographers who are based or have worked in Latin America. So far she has taken Foto Féminas to international photo festivals, such as, Just Another Photo Festival (India), GuatePhoto (Guatemala), and San José Foto in (Uruguay).

Museum Van

The Museum Van is a metaphorical representation of PHmuseum in the real world. It allows us to connect with the photographic community of foreign countries and to spread our vision on contemporary photography. 

Every year since 2012 we drive around South America with the purpose of exploring the relationship among photography, cultures and contemporary society. Here you can learn more about our journeys and see some interviews to the photographers and curators we have met on our way.

Coming Soon - Paraguay 2015

In April 2015 we discovered Paraguay and its surprising multicultural society also thanks to the aid of two special guide: Fredi Casco and Fernando Allen. We are currently working at a feature documentary that will be presented in 2017.

Chile 2014

In March 2014 we travelled across Chile on the Museum Van, crossing the Andes, reaching the Pacific coast and driving through the Atacama desert. This is the trailer about those 6,000 km on the road and what Chile left us. A 20 min short documentary of this experience is now touring film festival around the world and it will be released in the second half of 2016.

Brazil 2013

After the first epic tour in Bolivia we visited Brazil in February 2013. From Sebastian Liste, Iatã Cannabrava and Corinthians supporters to Favela do Vidigal, Estudio Madalena and the beaches of Florianopolis, these are the people, places and moments we have met in a month and 7000km.

Bolivia 2012

In august 2012 we drove 6000 km from Buenos Aires to La Paz and then back. From the Argentinian Pampa to the Titikaka lake, passing through the Salard de Uyuni and the lunar Bolivian landscape with the Museum Van as a physical representation of our online Museum.

An Interview with Iatã Cannabrava

Brazilian Curator and Photographer Iatã Cannabrava tell us about photography scene in Latin America on the rooftop of his production company Estudio Madalena (São Paulo, February 2013).

An Interview with Pep Bonet

During the 9th edition of Paraty Em Foco we interviewed Spanish photojournalist Pep Bonet, co-founder of NOOR Agency, about his latest works and his thoughts on multimedia projects and nowadays documentary photography.