Emilien Urbano
Photographer

Emilien Urbano is a documentary photographer.

In 2012, having covered the struggles of refugees in Athens, he went to Syria, in the coastal region of Latakia, where he reported on the fight of FSA rebels against Al Assad’s regime.

In 2013 he became head of UNESCO’s Photography Department for a year, closely collaborating with the Chief of Protocol Section and the Directors-General Department.

Since the summer of 2014, he has been documenting the fight of various factions against ISIS, in Northern Iraq and Syria, as well as the war between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party in South-East Turkey.

He has collaborated with periodicals, such as Le Monde, M le Magazine du Monde, Le Figaro, GQ, Polka Magazine, Die Zeit, Il Corriere della Sera.

Awarded by 73rd Pictures of the Year International, General News, Award of Excellence for “The Prisoners of Al-Malikiyah.

Emilien Urbano
Photographer

Emilien Urbano is a documentary photographer.

In 2012, having covered the struggles of refugees in Athens, he went to Syria, in the coastal region of Latakia, where he reported on the fight of FSA rebels against Al Assad’s regime.

In 2013 he became head of UNESCO’s Photography Department for a year, closely collaborating with the Chief of Protocol Section and the Directors-General Department.

Since the summer of 2014, he has been documenting the fight of various factions against ISIS, in Northern Iraq and Syria, as well as the war between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party in South-East Turkey.

He has collaborated with periodicals, such as Le Monde, M le Magazine du Monde, Le Figaro, GQ, Polka Magazine, Die Zeit, Il Corriere della Sera.

Awarded by 73rd Pictures of the Year International, General News, Award of Excellence for “The Prisoners of Al-Malikiyah.

  • The 90s Onstage
    Jan 27 – Apr 14, 2024
    Kunstverein in Hamburg
    Hamburg, Germany
    In collaboration with the cultural institution Salt, Istanbul, the Kunstverein in Hamburg presents the exhibition The 90s Onstage, with extensive German, English and Turkish language program. The exhibition The 90s Onstage consists of interwoven formats and approaches that put a variety of media – visual art, performance, television, theater, painting, music videos, talk shows and installation, elements of stage design – from the 1990s in Turkey into dialogue. (more…)
  • Marguerite Humeau: Orisons
    Jul 29, 2023 – Jun 30, 2025
    Black Cube
    Hooper, USA
    Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons is a subtle, 160-acre earthwork that transforms an unfarmable plot of land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley into a place of reverence, honoring its expansive history, existing ecosystem, and imaginable futures. The work consists of the land in its entirety, as well as a series of eighty-four kinetic and interactive sculptures that invoke the land’s histories and vast network of interrelations. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)
  • Marco Zanella: #02 Dispacci – Argini
    Publication
    Cesura
    International
    Between May 16 and 17, 2023, devastating floodings engulfed the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, provocating 15 victims, leaving more than 36,000 thousand homeless, and resulting in about a thousand landslides, hundreds of streets interrupted, and collapsed bridges. Nearly two dozen rivers overflew between the Appenine Mountains and the Adriatic Coast, inundating the fields and many cities in Romagna, including the Emilian city of Bologna and its metropolitan area. (more…)