Daniel Castro Garcia
Photographer

Daniel Castro Garcia is a Sicily based photographer and filmmaker. He studied Spanish and Latin American Literature with Management Studies at University College London and after graduating went on to work as an Assistant Director in the UK film, commercial and music video industry. Alongside this profession Daniel developed his photography practice. Having started out as a street photographer working on personal projects his work now focuses on social documentary and portraiture.

In May 2015 Daniel started the photography project Foreigner in collaboration with his John Radcliffe Studio partners Thomas Saxby (graphic designer) and Jade Morris (producer). The aim of this series was to contribute an alternative type of image to the visual landscape of this humanitarian crisis. He travelled to, and revisited, most of Europe’s refugee/migrant hotspots over the course of many months. In December 2015 Daniel was nominated to enter the First Book Award founded by MACK Books. The resulting dummy, Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016, was shortlisted for the award and was later self-published by John Radcliffe Studio with a print run of 1,000 copies (currently sold out). The book was distributed internationally and received critical acclaim. In October 2016, Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016 was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.

In January 2017 Daniel was named the winner of the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2017 in recognition of his work on the migrant/refugee crisis across Europe. This award resulted in the first solo showing of the Foreigner project at TJ Boulting Gallery, London, in March 2017. This exhibition was accompanied by a new John Radcliffe Studio publication, Foreigner: Collected Writings 2017. The project has since been exhibited at the Refugee Law Initiative at Senate House Library, Cortona On The Move Photography Festival, Organ Vida at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and the Wagner Gallery at New York University.

In March 2017, Daniel was selected as a grantee by the Magnum Foundation Fund, which has enabled the continuation of his work in Sicily, Italy, documenting the refugee/migrant crisis.

In October 2017, Daniel was named as the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography; one of the most prestigious funds in photography. This grant will enable the continuation of his ongoing project about migration and trauma into Sicily which he has been documenting for the last three years.

Daniel Castro Garcia
Photographer

Daniel Castro Garcia is a Sicily based photographer and filmmaker. He studied Spanish and Latin American Literature with Management Studies at University College London and after graduating went on to work as an Assistant Director in the UK film, commercial and music video industry. Alongside this profession Daniel developed his photography practice. Having started out as a street photographer working on personal projects his work now focuses on social documentary and portraiture.

In May 2015 Daniel started the photography project Foreigner in collaboration with his John Radcliffe Studio partners Thomas Saxby (graphic designer) and Jade Morris (producer). The aim of this series was to contribute an alternative type of image to the visual landscape of this humanitarian crisis. He travelled to, and revisited, most of Europe’s refugee/migrant hotspots over the course of many months. In December 2015 Daniel was nominated to enter the First Book Award founded by MACK Books. The resulting dummy, Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016, was shortlisted for the award and was later self-published by John Radcliffe Studio with a print run of 1,000 copies (currently sold out). The book was distributed internationally and received critical acclaim. In October 2016, Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016 was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.

In January 2017 Daniel was named the winner of the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2017 in recognition of his work on the migrant/refugee crisis across Europe. This award resulted in the first solo showing of the Foreigner project at TJ Boulting Gallery, London, in March 2017. This exhibition was accompanied by a new John Radcliffe Studio publication, Foreigner: Collected Writings 2017. The project has since been exhibited at the Refugee Law Initiative at Senate House Library, Cortona On The Move Photography Festival, Organ Vida at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and the Wagner Gallery at New York University.

In March 2017, Daniel was selected as a grantee by the Magnum Foundation Fund, which has enabled the continuation of his work in Sicily, Italy, documenting the refugee/migrant crisis.

In October 2017, Daniel was named as the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography; one of the most prestigious funds in photography. This grant will enable the continuation of his ongoing project about migration and trauma into Sicily which he has been documenting for the last three years.

  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International
    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)
  • Adrianna Ault: Levee
    Publication
    Void
    International
    Adrianna Ault was raised in New Orleans where a 350 mile levee system controls and holds back flood waters. This project began as Ault attempted to better understand the landscape surrounding the city, but evolved over the course of 5-years to encompass her changing family, journeys they took and the processing of grief. The levee became a metaphor for the barriers built in an attempt to ward off inevitable decline, and the onslaught of time and nature. (more…)
  • Tongues of Fire
    Feb 22 – May 5, 2024
    Kunsthall Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway
    In response to our home building’s former life as a fire station, and Trondheim’s history as a city shaped by blazes whose traces are still present in its design today, this group exhibition brings together artists who have been deeply touched and transformed through the challenges manifest in the burnt and burning. Hailing from diverse generations and backgrounds, these individuals converge to explore how flames have served as agents of change across time and space. (more…)
  • Exteriors – Annie Ernaux and Photography
    Feb 28 – May 25, 2024
    MEP
    Paris, France
    Exteriors — Annie Ernaux and Photography celebrates the dynamic relationship between photography and the writing of Annie Ernaux. Winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature, Annie Ernaux is known for her social and feminist commitment and her ability to explore universal themes such as memory, identity and the human condition. Her precise style and emotional analysis have made her a major figure in contemporary literature. (more…)