Alessio Maximilian Schroder
Born in Rome (Italy). Lives and works in Vienna (Austria) and Tel Aviv (Israel).
Schroder moved to Austria in 2004, initially studying philosophy and Slavic philology at the University of Vienna, then photography at Fotoschule Wien until 2008.
Following this, he began working as a freelance documentary photographer, focusing on social and political subjects in Eastern Europe, particularly in Hungary, Slovakia, and Serbia.
In 2009 he moved to Belgrade, Serbia, where he pursued a photo project that explored both social and spatial patterns of municipality of Novi Beograd, the ambitious urbanisation project carried out in ex-Yugoslavia. After receiving his Master’s degree in Photojournalism from the Institute of Photography (ISFCI) in Rome in 2010, Schroder began working with various Italian magazines. In the same year, he embarked on a photographic study of the difficulties underlying “Jewish” and “non-Jewish” immigration in Israel. This work is still in progress.
Based in Vienna again since early 2011, he is currently working on long-term personal projects between Europe, Middle East and India.