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Alex Majoli

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Italian photographer Alex Majoli joined the F45 Studio in his home town of Ravenna aged just 15.

He studied at the Art Institute in Ravenna, graduating in 1991, and joined Grazia Neri Agency. He travelled to Yugoslavia to document the conflict, returning many times over the next few years.Majoli's portrayal of the closing of an asylum for the insane on the island of Leros, Greece, became the subject of his first book, Leros.

In 1995 Majoli went to South America for several months for his ongoing personal project, Requiem in Samba. He started the project Hotel Marinum in 1998, on life in harbour cities around the world. 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 in Afghanistan, and later the invasion of Iraq. He continues to document conflicts worldwide for Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Granta and National Geographic.

He 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.