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.”

July 2018 | Simona Ghizzoni

Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award

Simona Ghizzoni is one of the runner ups of the Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award, with her project “Uncut”.

June 2018 | MAPS members

MAPS at the Rencontres d’Arles

The series “H+” by Matthieu Gafsou, on transhumanism, will be shown in Arles at the Maison des Peintres from July 2 to September 23.

“Anatomies of power”, by Christian Lutz, will be exhibited at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, within the program Grand Arles Express, from July 5 to November 4.

Laetitia Ganaye will be one of the experts of the Photo Folio Review.


June 2018 | Simona Ghizzoni

L’Altro Sguardo, Fotografe Italiane 1965 – 2018

Simona Ghizzoni takes part in the group exhibition “L’Altro Sguardo, Fotografe Italiane 1965-2018”, shown at the Palazzo delle esposizioni in Rome, until September 2.

June 2018 | Matthieu Gafsou

Exchange Award at Fotoleggendo

Matthieu Gafsou is the winner of the Exchange Award of Fotoleggendo festival in Rome, given in partnership with Les Boutographies festival of Montpellier. His work “Only God Can Judge Me” will be exhibited at the 2019 edition of Les Boutographies, from May 4 to 26.

June 2018 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Talk at Lumix festival

Justyna Mielnikiewicz will be giving a talk about her work on June 22 at the Lumix festival for young photojournalism in Hannover.

June 2018 | Cédric Gerbehaye, Gaël Turine, John Vink

Antwerp Photo Festival

Cédric Gerbehaye, Gaël Turine and John Vink are part of the exhibition “Iconobelge”, that will be presented at the Antwerp Photo Festival from June 24 to September 30.

June 2018 | Hannah Reyes Morales

British Journal of Photography “Ones to watch” issue

Hannah Reyes Morales is part of the photographers featured in the 2018 “Ones to watch” issue of the British Journal of Photography.

June 2018 | Gaël Turine

Roger Pic Award 2018

Gaël Turine is one of the finalists of the Scam – Roger Pic award, with his series “En bas la ville”. His work will be exhibited at the Scam, in Paris, from June 12 to October 26.

May 2018 | MAPS members

MAPS at festival Fotoleggendo in Rome

MAPS will be present at festival Fotoleggendo in Rome for the opening days, from June 8 to 10 : Alessandro Penso and Laetitia Ganaye will be giving portfolio reviews on June 9, and a conference to give a presentation of MAPS will be held on June 10.
Matthieu Gafsou’s series, “Only God Can Judge Me”, will be exhibited during the festival.

May 2018 | Gaël Turine

“En bas la ville” shown at 1Cube in Marseille

Gaël Turine’s work on Port-au-Prince, “En bas la ville”, will be shown at 1Cube, in Marseille (South of France), from May 25 to June 23.


May 2018 | John Trotter

Grand Prix ImageSingulières / ETPA / Mediapart

John Trotter is the winner of the first edition of the Grand Prix ImageSingulières / ETPA / Mediapart.
The prize will allow him to complete work on his “No Agua, No Vida” project on the human alteration of the Colorado River. The work produced will be exhibited at next year’s festival.

May 2018 | MAPS members

MAPS at festival ImageSingulières in Sète, France

MAPS has a wide visibility at festival ImageSingulières this year, from May 7 to 13 : workshop with Cédric Gerbehaye, exhibition “The meaning of a nation” by Justyna Mielnikiewicz, installation of our “Unrest” project on a 43 meters outside wall, encounter with the public and 35 minutes screening in the evening of Saturday 12.

April 2018 | John Vink

De Donkere Kamer #12 Antwerp

John Vink will have a 15 minutes projection during an on stage interview at the ‘Donkere Kamer’ issue nr 12 in the Antwerp ‘Bourla’, on Thursday May 3rd. And he’ll be in fine company: Anton Corbijn, Nick Hannes, Ilvy Njiokiktjien and others…

April 2018 | Christian Lutz

“Afrique, Religions de l’Extase” at the Musée Ethnographique de Genève

Christian Lutz takes part in the exhibition “Afrique, Religions de l’Extase” at the Musée Ethnographique de Genève, from May 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

April 2018 | Matthieu Gafsou

Art Paris Art Fair

Matthieu Gafsou will exhibit the La Chaux-de-Fonds series in a duo show with Le Corbusier works on the double booth by Galerie Eric Mouchet and Galerie Zlotowski during Art Paris.

April 2018 | John Vink

“Vnous sommes là”, exhibition in Brussels

“Vnous sommes là”, an exhibition about transmigrants and their hosts, featuring pictures by John Vink, at the Solstice gallery in Brussels, from April 26 to May 3, 2018.

March 2018 | Cédric Gerbehaye, Gaël Turine

Two MAPS members at the festival L’Oeil Urbain

“The Lima Wall”, by Gaël Turine, will be shown at the festival L’Oeil Urbain, in Corbeil Essonnes (France), from April 6 to May 20.

Cédric Gerbehaye has been invited for a photographic residency that will span over a year, and will be shown at the 2019 edition of the festival.

March 2018 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Exhibition at the Fine Art Gallery in Vienna

“Meaning of a nation”, by Justyna Mielnikiewicz, will be shown at the Fine Art Gallery in Vienna, from April 6 to June 8.

March 2018 | Hannah Reyes Morales

PDN’s 30 : New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

Hannah Reyes Morales is one of the 2018 PDN’s 30 : New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.

February 2018 | Simona Ghizzoni

Odd Days at the Perugia Social Photo Fest

“Odd Days”, by Simona Ghizzoni, will be exhibited at the Perugia Social Photo Fest in Italy, from March 10 to April 8

February 2018 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

“Borders” exhibition at United Photo Industries in NYC

Justyna Mielnikiewicz exhibits in New York with 6 winners of the Tokyo International Photography Competition at United Photo Industries on the theme “Borders” from March 1 to 29

February 2018 | Alessandro Penso

European Dream at the Yangon Photo Festival

“European Dream”, by Alessandro Penso, will be exhibited at the Yangon Photo Festival from February 16 to March 4.

February 2018 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Workshop at Fotofabrik in Berlin

Cédric Gerbehaye will be giving a workshop at Fotofabrik in Berlin from March 2nd to March 4th, on the theme “Declination of a photographic narrative”.

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