Sirio Magnabosco & Dmitrij Leltschuk – Scotland
“My Heart’s in the Highlands“, wrote the poet Robert Burns in 1789 – and, now as ever, people are captivated by the forever remote and rough Scottish Highlands, with their staggering cliffs, windy islands and fjords reaching far inland in the west. Sirio Magnabosco and Dmitrij Leltschuk portray landscapes and locals by employing remarkable, intriguing and enchanting perspectives that shed new light on Scotland and its inhabitants. Dmitrij Leltschuk, born in Minsk in 1975, worked initially as a freelance journalist prior to studying media technology with a focus on audiovisual media at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in 1999. Since 2007, he has been working as a freelance photographer, noted for reportage contributions to various media such as GEO, Der Spiegel, arte and mare. For his photos, which have been displayed at numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad, he was nominated for the Henri Nannen Award 2012. He recently received the Greenpeace Photo Award 2014 and the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015.
Sirio Magnabosco was born in Verona in 1980. He studied photography in Milan, attended a college for film in Ferrara and subsequently moved to Berlin, where he now lives. His photos have been published in numerous publications of the likes of Newsweek, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Wired and mare. He’s had a variety of exhibitions in Germany and abroad. In 2007, he was invited to join the Joop Swart Masterclass organised by World Press Photo in Amsterdam.