Enri Canaj (b. 1980) spent his early childhood in Tirana, Albania and moved to Greece in 1991, immediately after the opening of the borders. He studied photography at the Leica Academy in Athens. In 2007, he participated in a British Council project on migration, attending a year-long workshop with Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos. Since 2008, he has been a freelance photographer for major publications such as Time, CNN Photo, MSNBC Photography, VICE, and the Financial Times. He has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Benaki Museum Athens, Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, Bozar Center for Fine Arts, and Les Rencontres d’Arles. In 2016, Canaj was awarded The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film grant, and FREELENS Award at the LUMIX Festival. (Photo shot in Gaziantep, Turkey 2017. Photo sponsor: Penny Womble.)


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