• Signs of Your Identity by Daniella Zalcman- winner of the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award
  • Yemen: The Forgotten War by Narciso Contreras- finalist of the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award
  • Talibes: Modern Day Slaves by Mario Cruz- finalist of the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award.
  • An Iranian Journey by Hossein Fatemi- finalist of the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award
  • This is My Country by Ingetje Tadros- finalist of the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award
Interview by Svetlana Bachevanova
 

Narciso Contreras is an award winning documentary photographer born in Mexico City in 1975. Since 2010 he has been covering a variety of issues and topics in Southern Asia and the Middle East, leading him to focus his work on the humanitarian cost of conflicts, economics and wars. His work intends to contribute building our visual memory of the world he testifies.

His studies in philosophy, photography and visual anthropology led him to live and study in a monastery in India while photographing religious communities. Since then, Narciso has photographed under reported issues like the ethnic war in Myanmar and the forgotten war in Yemen (for which he was selected as finalist for this FotoEvidence book award) and some of the major current events, like the political upheavals in Istanbul, the conflict in Gaza, the military coup in Egypt, the war in Syria and the tribal conflict in Libya.

Narciso’s work in Syria was awarded with one of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2013, and got recognition in Pictures of the Year International. He is also a finalist for the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award with his work "Yemen the Forgotten War".