For the seventh consecutive year the Alexia Foundation will present an exhibition of the winners of its 2014 Professional and Student Grants - Sebastian Liste “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America” and Mehran Hamrahi “Iranian People – Ordinary or Criminals?”
Sebastian Liste was unknown in June 2010, days before he won the Ian Parry Scholarship for a gritty, yet traditional black-and-white reportage. Two years on, he has won numerous awards, is on show at Visa pour l'Image, has joined the Reportage by Getty Images agency, and has received a $20,000 grant. Olivier Laurent speaks with him and Aidan Sullivan
Looking at portfolios from Critical Mass 2011...Sebastian Liste was born in Spain, raised in Barcelona and is now based in Brazil. He received a Bachelors degree in Sociology at the UNED, and a Masters in the Arts in Photojournalism at the Autonomous Univ
Eight years ago sixty families occupied the "Galpao da Araujo Barreto”, an abandoned chocolate factory in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Prior to establishing in this place, these families lived throughout the dangerous streets of the city. In 2003, these families came together to seize this deserted factory, which lay in ruins, and they transformed it into a home.
Sebastian Liste has won the prestigious Ian Parry Scholarship for what judges described as a “sensitive” story on 60 homeless families living in an abandoned chocolate factory in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Liste wins £3000 towards an assignment and his work, Urban Quilombo, will be published in the Spectrum section of The Sunday Times Magazine this month.