Bronze 2021 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Drag Syndrom

  • Photographer
    Erik Messori
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay

Drag Syndrome is the world's first professional drag company for queens and kings with Down’s syndrome.They are using the power of drag to promote a message of radical acceptance for those with disabilities. Performers who hail from places across the UK, the London-based project gives artists with Down syndrome the opportunity to experiment with costumes, makeup, music, and perform on stage for global audiences.

Erik Messori focuses his work on photojournalism and reports on both national and international issues. His professional development has included attending Gianni Berengo Gardin seminars on photography in Milan. Messori’s works have been published in: National Geographic Italia, l'OBS Magazine, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Der Spiegel, CNN, Wired Magazine Italia, SDZ, Days Japan, Vision Magazine, Private Magazine, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Le Journal de la Photographie, Photojournale, The Australian, Out of Focus Magazine.