Alketa Misja is an architect/urban planner and photographer from Albania. She graduated in 1995 as Architect Urban Planner in the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania. From 1995-2007, she worked as full time lecturer in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning Department, in the Courses of “Urban Economics” “Urban Sociology” “Urban Legislation” and as part time lecturer in the Courses of “Urban Planning” in the Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Geography, of University of Tirana. She specialized in Master in Business Administration MBA in Faculty of Economics of Tirana and in professional courses on City Planning and Urban Management. In 2008, she took an interest in Photography as a tool to investigate different forms and outcomes of urban transformations. She followed the New York Institute of Photography in Professional Photography. Her work is recognized by international competitions and has participated in different exhibitions. Alketa has her private studio in Tirana, where she works for commission and personal photographic projects.
1990-1995_ Architecture/Urban Planning Studies, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania.
2000-2002_ MBA Master in Business Administration, Faculty of Economics University of Tirana in collaboration with Lincoln University of Nebraska USA.
2010-2012_ Complete Course in Professional Photography, New York Institute of Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS AND EXIBITIONS
International Color Awards 12th edition 2019, Nominee Architecture Category Professional, with photography “Palazzo Reale, Genoa Museums”
International Color Awards 10th edition 2017, Nominee Architecture Category Professional, with photography "Palazzo Rosso, Museums of Strada Nuova"
IPA International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation 2016, Honorable Mention in Architecture/Cityscapes Category Professional, with photography "Summer Lights- Himara by Night"
International Color Awards 9th edition 2016, Nominee Architecture Category Professional, with photography "Foundry/Formation Unit ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana", from the series ARTIFACT Project
International Color Awards 9th edition 2016, Nominee Still Life Category Professional with photography "Old Telephones used in ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana", from the series ARTIFACT Project
IPA International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation 2015, Honorable Mention in Architecture/Industrial Category Professional, for ARTiFact Project ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana
International Color Awards, 8th edition 2015, Nominee Architecture Category, with the photography "a la Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie Paris"
International Color Awards 7th edition 2014, Nominee Architecture Category, with photography "In the Port"
Grand Prix Juror Awards of Merit in Cityscape/Architecture Category, with photography "Mostar Bridge, notes from a journey", International Fine Art Photography Competition, Grand Prix de la DeCouverte, 2013
International Color Awards 6th edition 2013, Nominee Architecture Category, with photography "No Photography and Dogs Allowed in the shopping mall"
International Color Awards 5th edition 2012, Nominee Still Life Category
ARTIFACT PROJECT Volume 1, Ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana, Exhibition, 20 may - 30 september 2016, MINILAB, COD Centre for Openness and Dialog,Prime Minister's Building of Tirana, Albania
Solo Duo Exibition "ARTiFact Project Volume1, ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana", 29 April-12 May 2014, Photography and Installation. Documenting the Industrial Heritage through photography and story telling.
Group Exibition, Salon de la Photo Paris, 7-11 November 2013, International Fine-Art Photography Competition, Grand Prix de la DeCouverte, November 2013