PhotographerErnesto Bazan
PrizeBronze in Book (series Only) / Documentary
Entry Description

Black & White book

About Photographer

Ernesto Bazan received his first camera when he was 14 years old and began photographing daily life in his native city and in the rural areas of Sicily Photography has been more than a profession: a true passion, a mission in his life. At the age of 19, he went to to New York to study photography at the School of Visual Arts from where he graduated in 1982. Bazan has published several books: The Perpetual Past, Passing Through, The First Twenty Years, Island, Molo Nord. In 2008, his new publishing house BazanPhotos Publishing recently released his new book BazanCuba on 14 years of life and photography on the island. The book has recently been awarded in May 2009 Best Book Of The Year at the New York Photo Festival. He has had exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and the United States. His photographs have been collected by collectors and museums among which MOMA and ICP in New York, SFMOMA in San Francisco. From 1992 to 2006, he lived and photographed the island of Cuba documenting the unique time in Cuban history called The Special Period. This body of work has given him the privilege to win some of the world most prestigious photographic awards among them The W. Eugene Smith grant; the World Press Photo and one fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2002, Ernesto Bazan created his own photographic workshops at