Darek Fortas

Photographic Artist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Award winning photographic artist and commercial photographer.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Commercial Photography
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Photographer

Darek Fortas Photography

Jun 2005
  • Photographic Artist and Commercial Photographer

2015

Member of Panel of Experts Member

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Click to edit position descriptionFully operational from the 1st of January 2006, the Executive Agency operates under supervision from its three parent Directorates-General of the European Commission: - Education and Culture (DG EAC), - Communication (DG COMM) and - EuropeAid Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO). Its role is to manage European funding opportunities and networks in the fields of education and training, citizenship, youth, audiovisual and culture. Mission: 1/ The Agency is responsible for most management aspects of the programmes, including: drawing up conditions and guidelines for funding opportunities; evaluating applications, selecting projects and signing project agreements; financial management; contacts with beneficiaries; monitoring of projects (intermediate and final reports, and controls); on-site project visits. 2/ Information and support to applicants and beneficiaries 3/ Dissemination and exploitation of projects' results 4/ Contribution to European Knowledge and expertise

2015

Photo Editor

Prism Phootography Magazine

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • - Analysis and evaluation of data gathered from Google Analytics and Facebook - Dealing with a variety of organisations & businesses (directly, phone & e-mail) to ensure Prism Photo Magazine brand recognition - Analysis of submitted images, developing magazine’s content - Photographer’s portfolio review, dealing with artist’s agents and obtaining rights to use images - Managing magazine’s integrity and on-line content - Commissioning photography related articles & interviews - On-line and direct marketing on behalf of Prism Photography Magazine - Dealing with magazines, advertisers and partners - Organising mailing lists and managing newsletters

2013

Click to Edit Position Titlevisual Arts Jury Member

Neu/now Festival

Dec 2012 - May 2013
  • The NEU/NOW Festival is an innovative international platform for talented graduating artists (or those who have recently graduated) – coming out of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities across Europe and beyond – to present themselves to a wider international audience within a professional arts context. The Festival features the most excellent new artists now entering the professional arts arenas and is an international showcase for emerging creative talent.

Education

2015

MA Fine Art Photography

Royal College of Art

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Fine Art Photography

Awards

2015

BMW Residency Award at Mus

BMW Residency Award

2015

Royal College of Art Bursary Award, London, UK

RCA

2014

Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant, Warsaw, Poland

2014

MAC International 2014 Art Prize, Belfast, Northern Ireland (shortlisted)

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2014

Camera Clara Prize, Fondation Gr

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2014

Propeller Fine Art Award, Dublin, Ireland

2013

The Foam Paul Huf Award 2012 nominee, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Foam Paul Huf Awards

2013

Culture Ireland, International Culture Programme Grant, Dublin, Ireland

2013

Visual Art Project Award, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

2012

PhotoIreland Festival 2012 portfolio review winner, Dublin, Ireland

2012

2nd Alliance Fran

2011

Dublin Institute of Technology Medal, Dublin, Ireland