Photojournalism. Social Documentary. Daily Life. Street Photography. Fashion. Erotic Photography. Portraits. Events. Editorial Photography.
I am not just a photographer. I am also a photo editor and publisher, a writer, a communicator and a photography educator. In this page you can know a little bit more about my experience and the services I can offer you.
I am a freelance photojournalist, always looking for new stories to document and I am currently represented by Polaris Images and LatinPhoto.
To inquire about availability and to discuss assignments you can contact me directly or throughPolaris Images.
After several collaborations with Italian magazines as correspondent from Mexico, Alex Coghe starts a career as Professional Photographer in 2010.
In 2011 he is invitated to Los Angeles, California as one of the 32 photographers selected for the exhibition/competition You Are Here, sponsorized by Leica. He will stay in US for 3 weeks during which he started collaborating as a writer for the Leica Camera Blog.
Back to Mexico with new ideas and a more aggressive business approach, he starts to offering street photography workshops. At the beginning with a one o one online solution, then in person. All over 7 years he refined the proposal by quitting the online workshops and giving group and private workshops at Universities, Photo clubs, for privates with people coming to Mexico to attend his workshops from any part of the world (Australia, China, Japan, India, US, Europa, Africa).
He has been image photographer for Samsung Image LTD
In 2013 he works on assignment for Leica Camera AG, by providing with a photo story denominated People of Chapultepec: this work has been traslated in several languages and published in the Catalog of Leica X, distributed by Leica in their official stores.
Leica realized also a video interview to promote that work on assignment.
After that work, his name was imposed even further, encouraging his growth as a photographer, writer, educator.
Alex in these years has been interviewed and his work published in several magazines and newspapers. And he gave several conferences in prestigious universities, like in Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso and TEC of Monterrey.
In 2015 he becomes official X Photographer and thanks to this collaboration, he was guest in a radio show, given another conference, published in a special book and in 2016 exhibited his work in a special gala night organized by Fujifilm Mexico.
Since 2013 he started to give workshops also in Italy and through the brand Fotolabs the Italia Dolce Vita workshops are already a successful reality, a classic appointment taking place in May and June in several cities of his native country.
Since 2015 is the CEO and editor of the e-magazine THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER NOTEBOOK, to which he added LA STRADA this year.
In 2017 Alex joined 2 important photojournalistic agencies, returning to work with agencies. His work today is mainly focused on social documentary, through the collaboration with NGOs and with some anthropological and social projects.
2018: He is speaker at Orvieto 2018, international event organized by FIOF. Alex is now a FIOF ambassador in the world.
2018: Thanks to FIOF, his work is exhibited also in Barletta together with Masters like Francesco Cito, Ivo Saglietti, Graziano Perotti, etc.
2019: A selection of photographs from the street landscape photography project AMERICANA is exhibited in Kolkata @ the KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
2019: A selection of photos from the project PIAZZA VITTORIO is exhibited in Rome
2019:Alex joins the workshops website Loculars, proposing several documentary photography experiences
2019: Month Photographer for LatinPhoto (May)
2019: The transition to color appears to be definitive and without remorse: “…after 10 years I feel I have said everything I had to say with black and white. I have meditated and analyzed my path and what I have to tell now will be in color”
2019:New collaborations with NGOs.
2019: The documentation of the barrios continues under the banner of “street social landscape”. Alex writes and publishes books and shares his experience through special workshops in Mexico City. The work continues to be realized with film and digital cameras, and with the usual “straight from the camera” approach.
2019: In September 2 special workshops realized for Fujifilm Mexico count with 50 assistants in 2 days.
2020: AMERICANA becomes his first personal exhibition in Mexico City.
2020: Despite the worldwide contingency Alex continues to photograph every day, documenting the life of the barrios. The flame of photographic passion has not gone out at all and the inspiration is even more alive than ever. While for the moment the workshops are online, he launched a new magazine: SNAPSHOT! is already a success, involving and featuring many photographers worldwide.
Leica Camera AG
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It is available the brochure containing my work realized for Leica Camera AG. Download it now, it is free!
Basilica de Guadalupe
Puente a la Salud Comunitaria
AMERICANA (ongoing work);
Familia Gutierrez (published work);
NGO works in Oaxaca;
Xoxocotlan Santa Cruz (published work);
Nuestra Señora (published work);
W (ongoing work);
ITALIA DOLCE VITA (ongoing work);
Destinazioni (published work);
YES, WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL (published work);
CALIFORNIA (ongoing work);
La Philosophie dans le Boudoir (published work);
NASTY (ongoing work);
Made in Italy (published work);
BARRIOS (ongoing work);
People of Chapultepec (work on assignment for Leica Camera AG);
Trails of Faith (published work);
Urbanography (published work);
Urban landscapes (published work);
Villa Mujeres (work on assignment for Basilica de Guadalupe);
Reality Remade (published work);
Fine art minimal (published work): architecture and urbanscapes corporate on assignment (current);
Street food in Distrito Federal (work on assignment for a stock agency);
Minimalia marina: fine art project (published work);
Ostia Surf Club (published work);
Parco degli acquedotti, Roma (published work).
Hyde Park Photography (2010-2013)
Mexicana Magazine (2014)
The Street Photographer Notebook (current)
La Strada (current)
AMERICANA – 10 PRINTED BOOKS, 2019;
PAESAGGI – PRINTED BOOK2019;
A GIRL, A HOUSE AND A LEICA – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
ITALIA DOLCE VITA – PERSONAL DIARY – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
LUNA – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
NUESTRA SEÑORA – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
OXACA- PRINTED BOOK , 2019;
X- PRINTED BOOK , 2019;
MARIALY – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
RETRATOS ENMASCARADOS – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
NAKED- PRINTED BOOK , 2019;
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – 10 YEARS- PRINTED BOOK , 2019;
PIAZZA VITTORIO- PRINTED BOOK , 2019;
PORTRAITS – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
LOS ANGELES- PRINTED BOOK , 2019;
AMERICANA VOL. 0 – PRINTED BOOK, 2019;
Book UNA FOTOGRAFIA CHE DOCUMENTA ED EMOZIONA, 2017;
My foreword for the e-book anti-manual on street photography, 2017;
Book X Photographers – Mexico 2016;
Book Notes on Street Photography;
Book Appunti sulla Street Photography;
Book WORLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 4;
Book WORLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 3;
Book THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER BOOK;
Book YES, ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL
Book WORLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 2015 (FEATURING 105 INTERNATIONAL STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS);
Book THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE;
THE LEICA X2 UNOFFICIAL GUIDE;
THE RICOH GRD IV UNOFFICIAL GUIDE;
Book CITTA’ ETERNA;
Book STREET PHOTOGRAPHY;
LEICA X CATALOG;
Book THE ART OF SEEING (3 editions);
Book La fotografia di strada (ita);
Book La fotografia dal web a voi (ita);
Book urbanography – human altered landscapes;
Book Reality Remade;
Book Street Photography;
e-book “Street Photography”;
e-book “Light Stalker – Some thoughts on Street Photography”;
e-books and paper books “NASTY“, a book series project – start up 2013 June 1th;
Book MADE IN ITALY;
e-book UNTIL I GET YOU;
e- book LIFE IN THE BARRIO;
e-book L’IMMAGINE E IL DESIDERIO;
e-book L’IMMAGINE E IL DESIDERIO 2;
e-book THE ART OF SEEING – A GUIDE TO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX COGHE – English/Italian/Spanish Edition
I collaborated regurarly for The Leica Camera Blog for 5 years and my articles and interviews are published on national and international newspapers.
November 2010 – “Forum Can Bastè” in Barcelona: street photography event;
February 2011 – “In Strada Fabula” in Rieti (Italy): street photography collective exhibition;
October 2011 – “You Are Here” in Los Angeles, California (USA): street photography show;
March 2012 – Exhibition “Friends”, La Spezia (Italy);
December 2012 – Guest Exhibit @ Miami Street Photography Festival, Miami, Florida (USA);
March 2015 – Teatro degli Audaci, Roma (Italy),multidisciplinary group show link;
June 2015 – GUDBERG NERGER GALLERY, Hamburg (Germany) 1 photo in video, group show for WORLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 2015;
July 09th 2016/August 14th 2016 – Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands: noise collective exhibition
July 2016 – Gudberg Nerger Gallery, Hamburg – World Street Photography 3 Exhibition
November 2016 – Thessaloniki’s port in Warehouse C’, Greece – “The way EYE see it” Blind Pilots Project Exhibition
February 2017 – Exhibition @ Centro Cultural Estacion Indianilla Art Gallery in Mexico City (shared)
January 2017 – Rotterdam based artists (shared), Rotterdam, The Netherland
March 2018 – Exhibition @ Palazzo Coelli, Orvieto
April 2018 – Exhibition @ Alte Kongresshalle, München – PICTAday 2018
July 26 – August 19 2018 – Exhibition @ Sotterranei del Castello, Barletta
28 February- 04 March 2019 – Exhibition @ Kolkata International Photography Festival
07 February – 07 March 2020 – Personal Exhibition AMERICANA by Alex Coghe @ Chirindogueria, Mexico City
2013 – Video Conference “La fotografia di strada spiegata da Alex Coghe for San Costanzo Fotografia Check out the video
2013 – Street Photography for Fotosfera in Turin (Italy)
2013 – Street Photography for Espacio Visual F8 in Mexico City;
2015 – Consejos de fotografia de calle for Expo Foto Regis and Fujifilm in Mexico City @ World Trade Center;
2015 – N3xt N3ws Live Radio Show @ Poder Mexico
2015 – “La calle en HD” in Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso en colaboracion con UNAM, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO, Conaculta and Bank of America link;
2015 – “Captured” Conference in Monterrey (Nuevo Leon) @TEC UNIVERSITY
2016 – Reading at proyection of “Everybody Street” in Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso
December 2017 – Photo Garage videoconference
March 2018 – Speaker and Photowalk leader @ Orvieto 2018 organized by FIOF FONDO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA FOTOGRAFIA
May 11th 2018 – Lecture in Palermo @PALERMOFOTO: “ALEX COGHE. Un percorso tra fotografia street e sociale”
Currently: Collaborating with 2 Photojournalistic Agencies, Freelance
Official X Photographer for Fujifilm Mexico
Writer at fotoreportando
Judge at Athens Photo Festival
Image Photographer for thinkTHANK photo
Member of noise
Member of la strada
Partner and Italian Photography Ambassador in the World for FIOF
Writer @ Reflex Mania
Judge @ FIIPA AWARDS 2019
Educator @ Loculars
Previously Journalist at Rome Central Magazine
Previously Journalist/Collaborator at Leica Camera Blog
JOURNALIST AT ROME CENTRAL MAGAZINE
CEO, PUBLISHER/EDITOR @ THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER NOTEBOOK
CEO, PUBLISHER/EDITOR @ LOUYS
CEO, EDITOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER @ MEXICANA MAGAZINE
January 2014 – December 2014
January 2007 – Present
Photojournalist. Editorial and Special Events, collaborations with agencies and magazines.
2011 – 2015
Journalist for Leica Camera Blog
March 2011 – 2013
Selection of photos submitted by users. Columnist. Brand development. Revenue advertising.
CEO/PHOTOEDITOR @ HYDE PARK PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINER, STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS BY ALEX COGHE
November 2011 – Present
Street Photography Workshops in English, Italian and Spanish language, also through skype, at the University of Communication and at CEUVOZ, now at AGUA Studio.
Columnist and correspondent for various agencies, newspapers, websites
Writer, Blogger, Photographer, web content proponent, administrator and moderator web groups
I speak three languages: Italian (mother tongue), Spanish, English;
Excellent managerial skills;
Construction and development websites;
Creating web events and competitions;
Judge for various photo contests;
Cameras and gear tester;
Web platform tester;
Creation, Editing & Publishing e-books;
The website was born on 2011, created by Marco Savarese. Collecting the legagy of my previous blog on blogger in 35mm all these years I proposed resources for documentary photographers, launching contests, publications and food for thought, mind provoking posts.
The blog arrived to achieve more than 6000 unique visits of page in a day. My commitment with spreading a culture of Street Photography relies much with the blog hosted on this website. All over these years we created a growing community, achieving to give good stuff for photographers around the world, including features but also cameras, cameras bags, subscriptions, books etc.
I always think my activity can help other talented photographers, and I am committed to do this.
They speak of me:
COVER + INTERVIEW ON INSPIRED EYE:
Some articles written and published:
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