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Freelance documentary photographer and Storyteller, I have travelled to more than 80 nations and have been on the move for the most part since 2011. I have a degree in Communication and a Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies, worked for 2 years in the Paratrooper Brigade of the Spanish Army, and another 2 years as an international purchaser in factories in India and Pakistan. From 2011 to 2013 I lived and worked (many different jobs) in China where I started focusing on photography and began my first projects. After that I have done internships in University of San Carlos of Guatemala and the United Nations in Panama, and now I am doing my PhD with a scholarship in Taiwan. All of this while I take any opportunity to travel and take more photos, stories and knowledge.
With my photography I try to capture the good nature of normal people all around the world, being my main goal to fight stereotypes and xenophobia. Just normal people doing normal things. I try to avoid showing too many photos of Ethiopian tribes who paint their faces or Indian Sadhus with their long hair, which are very photogenic but only distort the real image of what the people of these countries are. Nowadays, mass media principally shows the extremes and the exceptions, which creates a deformed shape of reality in people’s minds. A direct consequence of that is increasing levels of hatred, nationalisms, and xenophobia. My objective is to contribute, as far as possible, to the improvement of intercultural coexistence in the complex global future that awaits us. For this, as a traveler, photographer and writer, I enjoy telling real stories about my adventures, using a personal touch highly critical and always loaded with emotions.
The idea of my main project, called “The Road Provides”, was born during my first solo trip in Iceland in 2011, but actually took real shape in 2013 while I was crossing Asia by land (China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Kurdistan, and Turkey). Since its commencement, photography exhibitions in Spain, Russia, and Nicaragua, as well as several interviews with local media, has been part of the repercussion of my work. I enjoy traveling by road, mainly in public transport to get to know the local people more closely. My main interest is to approach places that are not well traveled and are close to the conflict, in order to show a more realistic view of them: Palestine, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, Tibet, Kosovo, Guatemala, Colombia, Turkmenistan, Myanmar, DR Congo, Burundi, Karabakh, Transnistria, Belarus, etc.