Currently based in Madrid
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Born in Madrid in 1991, in a context of cultural mixture given by my Spanish-Persian origins, it soon awakens on me an interest to know different social and cultural realities. This will be reflected on my work as journalist and documentary photographer, in which I focus on the issues of migration, identity and human rights.
After passing through the newsrooms of 20minutes and El Periodico de Catalunya, since 2015 I work as freelancer, publishing in several media as Al Jazeera, The Guardian, BBC, The Atlantic, De Groene Amsterdammer, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Deutsche Welle, Duzy Format, El Mundo, El Pais or TVE.
My work has been recognized with the nomination to Joop Swart Masterclass 2017, the First Prize at Head On Photo Awards or a Second Prize at the International Photographer of the Year Awards.
2017 - Head On Portrait Prize
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Video capture
Banjul to Biella
Malick Jeng, 19, left Banjul, his hometown and capital of Gambia, on March 14, 2016. He faced a risky journey to Libya, crossing the desert in Mali inside an oil tank where he almost suffocated, and being held in a Libyan prison, where he witnessed the murder of some of his fellow travelers and only gained his freedom thanks to a payment sent by his family. On August 2nd 2016, he was rescued from the Mediterranean, on board of a rubber boat with 120 people on board, and transferred to Italy.
Malick was transferred to Biella, north of Italy, where he lives since then. With this reportage, I document his daily life in Italy, which can be representative of the situation of most of the asylum seekers who arrived to Italy along the past years. I started to follow his story after photographing his rescue in the Mediterranean.