June 2019 | John Trotter

Workshop with the Tbilisi Photo Festival

John Trotter is giving a workshop from June 10 to 14 in Tbilisi, in collaboration with the Tbilisi Photo Festival and the US embassy in Georgia. This workshop, held for an inclusive group, is part of a long term project aiming awareness rising on inclusion in Georgia.

June 2019 | Elena Anosova

“The 12th Time Zone” at Bozar in Brussels

Elena Anosova will take part in the group exhibition “The 12th Time Zone, a contemporary art report from Russia”, presented from June 28 to September 8 at Bozar / Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

June 2019 | Christian Lutz

Book launch, “The Pearl River”

Christian Lutz’s new book, “The Pearl River”, will be launched on Tuesday June 18th, at the Théâtre Saint Gervais in Geneva, with the publisher Patrick Frey.

May 2019 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

“Meaning of a nation” at La Gacilly

Justyna Mielnikiewicz’ work in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, “Meaning of a nation”, will be shown at the festival La Gacilly (France), from June 1 to September 30.

May 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

“D’Entre Eux” exhibition in Brussels

“D’Entre Eux”, by Cédric Gerbehaye, is shown at Le Brass in Brussels, in collaboration with Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, from May 22 to 26. The opening will be followed by the presentation of MURMUZIEK a series of music workshops, sound creations and animation clips with prisoners from the prison of Forest.

May 2019 | Simona Ghizzoni

Atelier at MACRO

Simona Ghizzoni is giving a one week atelier from May 21 at MACRO (Museum of contemporary art in Rome.

May 2019 | John Trotter

“No Agua No Vida” at ImageSingulières

Thanks to the ImageSingulières / ETPA / Mediapart grant, John Trotter has completed a new chapter of “No Agua No Vida”, his work on the consequences of the human alteration of the Colorado river. It will be shown during the next edition of the festival in Sète (South of France), from May 29 to June 30.

April 2019 | Kitra Cahana

Center Awards – Editor’s Choice

Kitra Cahana is at the second place of the Santa Fe Center Awards – Editor’s Choice, with her series “Caravana Migrante”.

April 2019 | Hannah Reyes Morales

2019 Joop Swart masterclass

Hannah Reyes Morales is one of the 12 photographers selected for the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass, that will take place from September 17 to 21 at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam.

April 2019 | Elena Anosova

Urgent Perspectives #3 at Aa Collections in Vienna

Part of Elena Anosova’s series “Beyond the boundaries” will be shown at the group show “Urgent Perspectives #3” at the Aa Collections in Vienna, from April 25 to May 4, 2019.

April 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

“Body Fiction” exhibition in Luxemburg

Matthieu Gafsou will be part of the “Bodyfiction” exhibition presented by the European Month of Photography Arendt Award, with his work on transhumanism “H+”, at Arendt House in Luxemburg, from May 15 to September 13, 2019.

March 2019 | Elena Anosova

Format Festival

Elena Anosova’s series “Out of the Way” is shown at the Format Festival, University of Derby, until April 14.

March 2019 | Matt Stuart

Festival L’Oeil Urbain

Matt Stuart’s series “All That Life Can Afford” will be shown at the festival L’Oeil Urbain, in Corbeil Essonnes, from April 5 to May 19, 2019.

March 2019 | Gaël Turine

“En Bas la Ville” screening

A screening of “En Bas la Ville”, with the writer Laurent Gaudé and pictures by Gaël Turine, will take place on March 13, 2019, in Geneva, at the FIFDH, Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains.

March 2019 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

“South Caucasus Photography Hub for Education and Innovation”

Justyna Mielnikiewicz is the mentor of the “South Caucasus Photography Hub for Education and Innovation”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, which will give a multimedia production lab grant to seven female emerging photographers born in Georgia, Armenia, or Azerbaijan.
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2019.

March 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

“Bodyfiction” exhibition at Foto Wien

Matthieu Gafsou will be part of the “Bodyfiction” exhibition presented by the European Month of Photography Arendt Award, with his work on transhumanism “H+”, at Foto Wien, from March 21 to April 6, 2019.

March 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Documentary photography workshop

A workshop on documentary photography with Cédric Gerbehaye will be held on March 30&31 in Paris, with Leica.

March 2019 | Simona Ghizzoni

“Uncut” at Mattatoio di Roma

Simona Ghizzoni’s “Uncut” project will be shown at Mattatoio di Roma, from March 9 to 30.

March 2019 | John Vink

Talk with Doctors Without Borders at the MID in Sète

As John Vink’s “Refugees” exhibition is still on display at the Maison de l’Image Documentaire in Sète, a talk will be held on March 30 with Doctors Without Borders.

March 2019 | Elena Anosova

PDN’s 30 – Photographers to Watch

Elena Anosova is one of the honorees of the 2019 PDN’s 30 – New & Emerging Photographers to Watch.

March 2019 | Elena Anosova

Artist talk at Lofoten International Fotofestival

Elena Anosova gave an artist talk on March 2 at the Lofoten International Fotofestival in Norway.

March 2019 | John Vink

Usimages, Biennale de la Photographie

Pictures from John Vink’s work in the Colgate-Palmolive factory of Compiègne (1987) will be shown during the Photography Biennal “Usimages” in Creil Sud Oise (France), from April 27 until June 15, 2019.


February 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye, Matt Stuart

Workshops in Ghent

MAPS photographers Cédric Gerbehaye and Matt Stuart will be giving workshops with “Tell Me a Picture” in Ghent, Belgium, respectively on May 11&12, and July 21&22.

February 2019 | Hannah Reyes Morales

Screening at the Yangon Photo Festival

Hannah Reyes Morales’ work on the jail of Manila will be screened on February 22 at the Yangon Photo Festival.

February 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

“Civilization, the Way We Live Now”

Matthieu Gafsou takes part in the collective exhibition “Civilization, The Way We Live Now” featuring the work of 100 of the world’s finest photographers. This exhibition that addresses major aspects of our global 21st century civilisation was shown at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, as well as at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Seoul until mid-February.

February 2019 | Simona Ghizzoni

“Uncut” exhibitions in Brussels and NYC

From the 6th of February, International Day against Female Genital Mutilation, “Uncut”, by Simona Ghizzoni, will be exhibited in Brussels at the European Parliament, as well as within the #Dysturb exhibition at United Nations HQ in NYC with UNFPA.
In collaboration with Zona and No Peace Without Justice.

January 2019 | Simona Ghizzoni

“Chi sono io ?” exhibition in Venice

Simona Ghizzoni’s self portrait series is shown in the exhibition “Chi sono io ?” at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, in Venice, until February 3.

January 2019 | John Vink

“Refugees” at the Maison de l’Image Documentaire in Sète

“Refugees”, a retrospective exhibition of John Vink’s work documenting the situation of refugees in different parts of the world, from the 80’s until today, will be shown at the Maison de l’Image Documentaire in Sète (South of France) from February 1st to April 27, 2019.

January 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

“Body Fictions” book project

Matthieu Gafsou’s work “H+” is part of the “Body Fictions” book project run by the members of the European Month of Photography.
“Body Fictions” is a book project on contemporary photography and new ways of envisioning the body.

December 2018 | MAPS members

Solar Foto Festival, Brazil

The videos presenting MAPS and our first collective project “Unrest” have been shown during the evening screening of December 8 at the Solar Foto Festival in Fortaleza, Brazil.


December 2018 | John Vink

Angkor Photo Festival

“Civil Society Resistance”, by John Vink, will be screened on Friday, December 14, at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia.

November 2018 | Matt Stuart

Exhibition at Städtische Galerie Iserlohn

“All That Life Can Afford”, by Matt Stuart, is shown at the Städtische Galerie of Iserlohn, Germany, from November 16, 2018 until February 10, 2019.

November 2018 | MAPS members

Geopolis publication – UNREST collective project

After the exhibition in Brussels, MAPS’ collective project “UNREST” is at the heart of the new Géopolis magazine, published by L’Harmattan. Through photoreports and long-format texts, the reader is guided from Trumpistan to Kashmir, from Gaza to Peru and Somalia. These multiple photographs tell stories of today that shed light on testimonies and interviews with renowned researchers and observers.

November 2018 | Gaël Turine

Festival Quatre-Chemins in Haiti

“En bas la ville”, by Gaël Turine, is shown at the Art Centre of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from November 19 to December 1, during the festival Quatre-chemins.

November 2018 | Elena Anosova

Addis Foto Fest

“Out of the Way”, by Elena Anosova, will be exhibited at the Addis Foto Fest of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia, from December 6 to 10, 2018.

November 2018 | Simona Ghizzoni

“The documentary portraiture” workshop

Simona Ghizzoni will be giving a two days workshop on documentary portraiture during the Photolux festival in Lucca, Italy, on December 1 and 2, 2018.

October 2018 | Matthieu Gafsou

Jimei X Arles, International Photo Festival

Matthieu Gafsou’s work “H+” will be shown at the Jimei X Arles festival in Xiamen, China, from November 23, 2018 to January 2, 2019.

October 2018 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

UN Women Ukraine Conference

Justyna Mielnikiewicz will be a speaker at the UN Women Ukraine Conference on “ Journalism and Conflict: A Gender Perspective” which will take place in the premises of the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine in Kiev, on November 20th.


October 2018 | Elena Anosova

Grant for emerging Russian artists

Elena Anosova is the recipient of a grant given by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia) to support emerging Russian artists.

October 2018 | Elena Anosova

ONE NORTHEAST exhibition

Elena Anosova’s work “Polite Fish” is part of the ONE NORTHEAST exhibition, shown at the Zarya Center for Contemporary Art in Vladivostok, Russia, until December 16.

October 2018 | Simona Ghizzoni

Festival della Diplomatia

Part of Simona Ghizzoni’s “Uncut” project will be exhibited at the festival della Diplomatia in Rome, from October 12 to 18, 2018.


October 2018 | Matthieu Gafsou

Civilization, The Way We Live Now

Matthieu Gafsou takes part in the collective exhibition “Civilization, The Way We Live Now”, a major exhibition featuring the work of 100 of the world’s finest photographers.

The exhibition is shown at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, until January 2, 2019. It will be on display as well at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Seoul, Korea, from October 18, 2018 to February 17, 2019.

October 2018 | Matthieu Gafsou

Book signing at Musée de l’Elysée

Matthieu Gafsou will be signing his book “H+” at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, on October 27th at 5pm.

September 2018 | Simona Ghizzoni

Joop Swart Masterclass

Simona Ghizzoni is one of the masters of the Joop Swart Masterclass, held in Amsterdam from September 24 to 28.

September 2018 | Elena Anosova

“Out of the Way” at the Schilt Gallery in Amsterdam

Elena Anosova’s series “Out of the Way” will be shown at the Schilt Gallery in Amsterdam, from September 29 to December 9, 2018.

September 2018 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Multimedia installation at the Tbilisi Photo Festival

Justyna Mielnikiewicz takes part in a multimedia installation featuring works of over 10 great photographers and artists that have covered the Russian-Georgian war in 2008 and ongoing Russian occupation.
The opening week of the festival is held from September 13 to 20 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

September 2018 | Kitra Cahana

Talk at the Unfinished festival

Kitra Cahana will be giving a talk at the Unfinished Festival, held in Bucharest from September 27 to 30, 2018.


August 2018 | Gaël Turine

Exhibition at Visa pour l’Image

“Wounded Rivers” by Gaël Turine will be exhibited during the festival Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, from September 1 to 16.

August 2018 | MAPS members

UNREST exhibition in Brussels

The UNREST photo exhibition brings together 20 visual stories, inviting us to reflect and provoking in us, the viewers, questions about the volatile state of our world.
This orchestrated interaction between 100 photographs of twelve MAPS photographers illustrates that nowadays everything is interdependent: migration, politics, armed conflicts, environment, etc.
In parallel to the pictures displayed, the stories will be projected in a loop together with a 30-minute-long sound creation composed by Dago Sondervan.

Exhibition at De Markten cultural center in Brussels, from September 6 to October 14.

August 2018 |

MAPS introduces 3 new members

Three new photographers were elected at MAPS’ Annual General Meeting in Arles early July.

The team of 12 MAPS photographers and 5 creatives asked Elena Anosova, Kitra Cahana and Matt Stuart to join them as members.

All three meet MAPS’ ambition to visually document today’s changing environment and societies in the world with a personal and differentiated photographic writing, giving MAPS the possibility to strengthen its complementary competences and benefit from its diverse experiences.

Kitra Cahana (b. 1987) is a freelance documentary photographer, videographer, a photo/video artist and a TED speaker based in the U.S. She is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine. She has a B.A. in philosophy from McGill University and a M.A. in Visual and Media anthropology from the Freie Universität in Berlin.
“I believe we are a part of a righteous community, a mix of journalists, artists, social justice warriors and empaths and we need each other’s support, now more than ever.”

Elena Anosova (b. 1983) is originally hailing from the region of Baikal and is currently based in Moscow and Irkutsk. She completed her education at Rodchenko ArtSchool, Moscow, Russia and already has participated in a number of national and international projects and exhibitions.
“MAPS is more than just a collaboration of equals, this is the case when 1+1 = greater than 3. Coinciding in ethical views and complementing each other with different experiences and activities, artists, creatives, and documentalists have created a team which is a bit more than an agency.”

British photographer Matt Stuart‘shoots people’ and ‘is not sure which came first, being nosey or an interest in ‘street photography’, but he has a fascination with people and the way they live their lives’.
“I am impressed by the refreshing thought that has gone into the creation and structure of MAPS and which separates it from the more conventional agencies. You have a totally different agency model.”