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  • BIO


    I am a documentary photographer from Barcelona. I hold a BA in Design and I've worked for a few years as a graphic designer until 2010, when I decided to devote to photography full time. In 2011 I moved to London where I graduated with distinction on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the LCC.

    Since then, I've been working on social documentaries in Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa and South America. I feel honoured my work has been awarded in several international competitions such as the DB Award for Photography, the AOP Student Photographer of the Year, the POYi, the Lucie IPA Awards, and recently winner of the Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

    I publish and work for a wide range of international media, and I'm represented by German agency Laif. Currently I combine personal long-term projects with editorial and corporate assignments.

     

    CLIENTS


    The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, The New Stateman Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Private Magazine, Die Zeit, Io Donna, El País, Gara, the CNN, Marie Claire, Newsweek Japan, Historic Royal Palaces, Nonesuch Records

    AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


    2014
    Winner Premio Revela

    2013
    Nominated, the ICP Infinity Awards
    Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass
    Finalist IdeasTap Photography award, London, UK

    2012
    Winner the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, London, UK
    Winner the Deutsche Bank Award for Photography, London, UK
    Winner the AOP Student Awards, London, UK
    2nd place POYi Community Awareness Award 2012, USA
    Finalist the Lucie Awards (IPA), Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, Los Angeles, USA
    Winner “One to Watch” student challenge by Lisa Pritchard Agency, London, UK
    Honourable Mention Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Canada
    Finalist Concurs Centre de Fotografia Documental, Barcelona
    Selected the Eddie Adams Workshop 2012, New York, USA
    Selected Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
    Selected the Foto8 Summershow, London
    Selected 155th International Print Exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society
    Selected Concurso de Fotografia Purificación García, Madrid, Spain
    Selected Migration, Stories of a Journey Photography Award, London, UK
    Selected Ian Parry award 2012, London, UK
    Winner "Best portrait in show" the RGB Awards, Bristol, UK

    2011
    Selected Ian Parry award, London, UK
    Shortlisted Bar Tur award, London, UK


    Exhibitions


    2014
    “Ramallah's youth at a croassroads” Solo exhibition at Espai Català Roca, Barcelona
    “Paraguay's land struggle” Biennal de fotografía Xavier Miserachs, Palafrugell, Girona
    “Manar and her boyfriend” The Renaissance Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London
    “Menonos” solo exhibition at Pinsent Masons LD, London
    “The last residents of Minga Pora” A year in development, Labyrinth Photographic, London

    2013
    "Menonos", El Tiempo Suspendido, PhotoEspaña 2013, Galería Paula Alonso, Madrid
    "The Parallel Society", IdeasTap Photographic Award , Magnum Print Room, London
    "Celebration of the Eid Day", A year in development, Labyrinth Photographic, London

    2012
    "Margarita Teichroeb", The Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, 2012
    "Mennonite Portraits", IdeasTap Photography Award, London Film Museum, London, UK, 2012
    "Mennonite Burial", 2012 Foto8 Summershow, London, UK
    "Menonos", 155th International Print Exhibition, Allen & Overy LLP in London, 2012
    "Menonos" at The AOP Student Awards exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery in London, 2012
    "Five Siblings", The RGB Awards at the The Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol, 2012
    "The Fredom Theatre, Palestina" Solo exhibition at CC Cotxeres Borrell, Barcelona, 2012
    "In no man's land", Migration, Stories of a Journey exhibition at the Royal Horseguards of London, 2012

    2011
    "Menonos, Neither Snake nor Lizard exhibition, the LCC Galleries, London, 2011
    "The Mennonites in Bolivia", the Ian Parry Award exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in London, 2011
    "The Nomad's School", solo exhibition at Ateneu 9Barris, Barcelona, 2011

    2010
    "The nomad’s school", collective projection at CC Golferichs, Barcelona, 2010
    "The Freedom Theatre, Palestina", Solo exhibition at CC Convent de St Agustí, Barcelona, 2009
    "The Freedom Theatre, Palestina", Solo exhibition at Espai Antoni Miró i Peris, Barcelona, 2009