Daniel Caselli

URUGUAY

Born in Montevideo in 1952. In 1974 he took refuge in Geneva, Switzerland, where he finished his studies in Graphic Arts, in the field of photography, and later began his professional career as graphic designer first and then as a photographer for various international organizations (UN, OMS, OIT, CMI, etc.). Made his first photojournalism reportage in Mexico and later in Nicaragua (1982). He worked in this country ‘til 1986 for the French agency Sipa Press, the Ministry of Education and the agency Nueva Nicaragua, as the photography department director. In 1984 he was invited to Canada to make a tour along with the Canadian photographer Deborah Barndt and the exhibition “Testimonios de Nicaragua“ (Nicaraguan Testimonies). This show lasted 3 months and was exhibited in 15 different cities, from coast to coast, in Canada; at the same time he gave several workshops about the methodology of popular communication. He returned to Urugay in 1986 and associated with the photographic agency Prisma, making coverage of Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua and Uruguay. He also worked in several photographic documentations on housing and urban development for the Municipality of Montevideo, until 1999. Between 1992 and 1994 he produced three major coverage in Bolivia for the Swiss Cooperation for Development (COSUDE). In 1997 does a photo reportage in the province of Neuquen, Argentina, about life and the development of local projects linked to the Mapuche Indians. In 1997 he also participated as a photographer for the production of the book and exhibition "7 fotógrafos X Montevideo" (7 Photograpers Through Montevideo) supported by the Municipality. From 1994 to 2007 he taught photojournalism in a workshop at the Foto Club Uruguayo. In early 1999 he carried out photographic documentation in Nicaragua and El Salvador for the Swiss NGO GVOM, about the reconstruction of these countries after Hurricane Mitch. From this work comes out an edited book "Souvenirs du Présent" (Memories of the Present), and a traveling exhibition for Switzerland and France, shown already in 15 cities. In 2004 he performed, in Cuba, a coverage commissioned by the Swiss Cooperation for Development (COSUDE). This production is to broadcast the work, done by COSUDE along with State Organizations and Cuban NGOs, through publications and exhibitions in Cuba and Switzerland. Since 1999 he works as a photo editor, as well as a photographer in Latin American Desk of Agence France Presse (AFP) in Montevideo. In 2009 he teaches at the Tris Photo School in Montevideo, coordinating a multimedia photography workshop, "Moving Pictures".

He has exhibited in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Cuba, United States, France, Switzerland and Uruguay. As a freelance photographer he has published material in various of international and national press media.