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Enri Canaj
Albanian, b. 1980 (Nominee)
Featured Essays
Nov 6, 2018
As the Italian coalition government between the anti-system Five Star Movement and the far right party League is setting up a very strong immigration policy, Italy is facing the rise of a racist hatred climate.
Since the beginning of June, at least ten cases in which Italians opened fire on foreigners have been reported.
In this context, Enri Canaj, continuing his long-term work on immigration in Europe,... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 16, 2018
In August 2018 Enri Canaj documented the lives of immigrants in Hotel House in Porto Recanati, a 17-floors building dating from 1970. In early days a luxury hotel, it has now become a house for a unknown number of migrants in Italy.
32 different nationalities and almost 3,000 residents being that 100 are Italian. Most of them are families.

As part of his ongoing work in Italy Enri Canaj photographed... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 25, 2018
Up to five thousand migrants live in Borgo Mezzanone, a rural hamlet of 500 residents. Here, a decommissioned military airport has grown into a makeshift community made of containers, tents and shacks, known as the "Runway Ghetto."
Different sections of the runway host different communities, with their own churches, mosques, corner shops, butchers and even nightclubs.
Ruled by a nigerian mafia who... More...
Featured Essays
Jan 3, 2018
In Ethiopia, Ameha Mekonnen, a former civil servant turned lawyer, advocates for journalists facing censorship from government authorities. Enri Canaj followed his daily life as he met with clients who face imprisonment for what they publish.
This story is one of four chapters Magnum photographers produced on human rights, commissioned by the European Parliament for the 30 year anniversary of the Sakharov... More...
Nov 15, 2017
Enri Canaj, winner of the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award 2017, will exhibit his award winning series at Gallery 46 in London

Enri Canaj has been awarded the 2017 Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award for his series The Wind Cries War, documenting the influx of refugees arriving in Greece starting in 2013. With the support of the PJG Foundation, he intends to continue this project by documenting... More...