Javier Corso (1989) is a photographer, founder and director at OAK stories (documentary agency). His photographic work originates from the need to communicate about aspects of the human condition through means of local, smaller-scale stories.
Corso began working as a documentary photographer in 2011, publishing in media like AlJazeera, TIME Lightbox, GEO magazine, VICE, PAPEL (El Mundo), El País, 7K magazine or Revista 5W. Among the cultural centers that have hosted and exhibited his projects, the following stand out; The Cervantes Institute in New York, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and the International PHOTON Festival.
His documentary work has been recognized by the International PHOTON Festival (winner grant), Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris (bronze medal), Moscow International Foto Awards (third place) International Photography Awards (honorable mentions) and as a finalist of the World Reporter Award / European Photographer, among others.
Corso started his studies as photographer at Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia (IEFC) in 2008. He coursed a Photojournalism Postgraduate at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2010 and he began his professional career working on national journals such as El Periódico de Catalunya or El País. He starts his activity in the world of cinema at Escola Superior de Cinema i Ausiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) in 2012.
Javier Corso is currently based in Barcelona and he combines his rol in OAK with his work as a professor in different photographic centers and schools.
FISHSHOT is a documentary project about loneliness, emotional isolation, and sentimental repression in Finnish society. These problems go further when the people start drinking to fight against them. The excessive consumption of alcohol is present in more than half cases of suicide, homicide and gender violence. A problem rooted in Finnish society that causes, directly or indirectly, a huge number of deaths among the population. The consequences hurt a country well known for its high-quality life, surrounded by idyllic landscapes, cold and darkness.
Filmmaker: Lucía Pérez do Souto
Film language: English/Suomi
Country of filming: Finland
Film color: Color/ Black and white
The photobook of FISHSHOT
Design & Photographs: © Javier Corso
Text: © Eppu Normaali
Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm
Pages: 58 + cover
Binding type: Soft cover
Paper: Cordenons Natural Evolution 145 gr
Paper Cover: Fedrigoni Constellatlion Snow Metal 350 gr