“Italian photographer Francesca Casciarri (1970) and Norwegian photographer Eirik Linder Aspelund (1975) first met at Magnum Photos in Paris as interns in 2001. Since 2004 they are signing their photographic works together with the name Calias. Francesca Casciarri completed her university degree in social geography before dedicating herself to photography. Eirik Linder Aspelund attended the Oslo Photo Art School before leaving for Paris with a grant from the Norwegian Photographer Association. Calias are currently based in Italy.”
About their work
“Calias work primarily in the field of social documentary photography and since 2007 they have been concentrating on a long term project about water conflicts. Their series of reportages called “DamAge” is putting a special focus on the consequences of big dams.
For this project Calias have documented stories from Italy, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Chile. Their work has been exhibited in large parts of the world.”