The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film
2016 Photography Co-Laureate – Enri canaj
Project: The Wind Cries War
Region/Impact: Human flight and refugee resettlement in germany and greece
Enri Canaj is an Albanian photographer based in Athens. Focusing on the migration crisis, he covers stories in Greece and across the Balkans as freelance photographer. Enri studied photography at the Leica Academy in Athens. In 2007, he took part in a British Council project on migration, attending a year-long workshop with Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos. In 2013, Enri was the winner of the juried JGS Contest for his “Albania A-Homecoming” project. His work has been exhibited in Greece including the Benaki Museum Athens, BOZAR Center for Fine Arts and the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece. Internationally, he has exhibited at the Bilgi Santral in Istanbul, the European Parliament in Brussels and the New Delhi Foto Festival.