Darek Fortas (b. 1986 in Zory, Poland) graduated with a Photography BA (Hons) at Dublin Institute of Technology with a First Class Honours Degree and a DIT Medal. His photographs have been exhibited in national and international venues including Aperture Foundation's What Matters Now?, the Belfast Photo Biennial, Photo Ireland Festival, Foto Foyle at Tower Museum, Derry City, the RUA RED Winter Exhibition and The Copper House Gallery, Dublin. His newest project, Coal Story, has been nominated for the Alliance Française 2nd Photography Award and shortlisted by Chris Hammond of MOT International for Claremorris Open Exhibition 2011. He is a founder of Prism Photography Magazine and lives in Dublin, Ireland.