His personal work focuses on migration from Africa to Europe and indigenous minorities which has been working since 2004 which combines documentary photography to video.He has worked in current affairs related to human rights in countries like Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Albania, Yemen, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Haiti, Ecuador and Brazil.
REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS/Newswek Japan, Financial Times, Vanity Fair Italia, Libération, Jeune Afrique, NWK Arabic. el Magazine de La Vanguardia ,Paris Match, Nouvel Observateur, DaysJapan , Knak (Bélgica), Night&Day ,Stern ,Figaró Magazine,Geo Italia…He issued several reportages on TV channels such as Rainews 24h/Cuatro/Telecinco/Cnn + Spain /
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
Special mention fotopres09 Fundació La Caixa
Prize José Couso 12 months 12 Tele5 causes of the documentary made in Melilla,2006-
European 2nd Prize OneVision on AIDS organized by the multinational pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squip.2007.
Grant Fotopres05 La Caixa Foundation for his work on the journey of immigrants to
Europe through Mali, Algeria, Niger and Morocco.
Documentary photographer interested in the human condition and his relationship with the environment. I have mainly photographed in Africa and Latin America since 2001, when I started my photographic career.I am graduate in Economics by Esade (Barcelona).My passion for knowing other cultures naturally led me to photography. When I began, I was only interested in denouncing injustices but now, more experienced, I realize I am principally focused in understanding the human condition. Why we do what we do, why we believe in what we believe.I have published my pictures in international publications such as Colors, Geo, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, XXI, Photo, Esquire and many others.My work has been recognized in competitions like The Hansel Mieth Prize, Picture of the Year, Center Project Competition, Fotopres 05 from La Caixa, Photo España New Talents and has also deserved a CoNCA grant.My pictures are often exhibited internationally both in solo and collectives exhibitions. They have been shown in places like the Musée Dapper in Paris, the Museum der Weltkulturen in Frankfurt, Galleria Ollerios from Sao Paulo or the Centre Culturel Français of Kinshasa.Since 2003 I am a member of the Cooperative Agency Picture Tank from Paris, which distributes my editorial work internationally.In 2007, with three other independent documentary photographers, we founded the Spanish collective Pandora.
Born in Valladolid (Spain) 1977
Newsweek, The Sunday Times, Foto8, LeMonde, Amnesty International Magazine El Pais, La Vanguardia, , between others.Awards & Grants
2010. Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. Finalist 2010. Magnum Expression Award. Finalist. “ Lebanon between sea & fire”. 2010. Sony Awards. Currents Affairs. Finalist.
“ Tax Havens” 2009. Fotopres 09 Spain. 3rd prize “ Lebanon between sea & fire”. 2009. Magnum Expression Award. Finalist. “Addicts a generation lost to Afghanistan” 2009. Anthropographia, Canada. Honourable Mention “Addicts a generation lost to Afghanistan”.
2008. Picture of the Year. Feature Picture Story. Award of Excellence “Palestinian refugees in Lebanon”
2006. Revela Photojournalist Grant. Galicia (Spain). “Palestinian refugees in Middle East ”
Exhibitions2011. ICIP. Barcelona. “ Libya: Year Zero”. 2010. Xavier Miserach Biennale of Photography. Girona. Spain. “ Addicts a generation lost to Afghanistan”. 2009. Caixa Forum Madrid-Barcelona. “ Lebanon between sea & fire” 2009. HOST Gallery. London. Foto 8 summer show. “ Addicts a generation lost to Afghanistan”. 2007. Periscopio International Festival, Vitoria, Spain. “Lebanon between sea and fire”. 2005. INJUVE festival, Madrid Spain. “Palestinian refugees in middle east”
Video Awards (“ Machine Man”) -Best Documentary Award at ISSFC 2011, Cyprus. -Best Documentary Award at Festival de Zaragoza 2011, Spain -Best Short Film at Frente World 2011, Serbia -Best Film at “DocZone section” Concorto Festival 2011, Italy -Best Short Documentary at Atlantidoc 2011, Uruguay -Special Mention International Section at Thai Short Film Festival 2011, Thailand. -Official Competition: Al Jazeera Documentay Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, DocsBarcelona, Festival Cinéma et droits humains Paris, Washington Independent Film Festival.
For more than 20 years I have photographed current affairs related to human rights. Some of these stories, such as child labor exploitation or minors in jail, deliver unquestionable evidence of situations that should be abolished or, at the very least, persecuted.
Documental photography is, for me, a life-affirming attitude, a tool that lets me approach situations that captivate me, preoccupy me, and make me want to participate.
Moreover, as photographer, I work and delve into subjects that transcend present time, but intrigue me for their experience and expose me to other types of lives. Being a freelancer lets me work on personal projects over a long period of time.
My photo stories/reports/projects are distributed by photography agencies–Panos, Laif, Luz Photos–and regularly appear in national and international newspapers.
Tim Hetherington Grant 2012. World Press Photo and Human Watch Rights
-Lucie Awards 2012, Deeper Perspective Award. Los Angeles, USA.
-Moving Walls 2012, “Juvenile in prison, Sierra Leone”.
– World Press Photo 2011, ” Juvenile in prison, Sierra Leone” in Daily life series.
– POY, Picture of the Year 2011. World Understanding Award. USA
– 8th Festival Images, Leica Prize. Vevey, Switzerland 2011.
– Finalist W. Eugene Smith Grant. N.Y.C USA 2011.
– Luis Valtueña International prize 2010, Spain.
– World Press Photo 2002 , Burning Man in Art , series.
– W. Eugene Smith Grant 1999 ( 2ª prize) . New York.
– World Press Photo 1998, ” Child labour” in Daily life series.
– Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant. Sweden 1996.
– International Prize Juan Carlos King of Spain. Spain 1995.
– Mother Jones Grant. Los Angeles, USA 1994.
Child Labour. Published by: Peliti (ITA), Braus (GER), Acte Sud (FRA), Lunwerg (ESP), International edition by OIT
– Uomini Di Dio (ITA),
– Images de la Foi ( FRA),
– Lives of Devotion (USA &CAN)
Published by Rizzoli International,
-Hombres de Dios Published by La Esfera (ESP)