Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Always dedicated to the image field, Gonzalo started working with videos quite early during his childhood, when he discovered his love for movies, making several short films with his friends. He was soon concerned that he should dedicate his life to this field.
He had the chance to start travelling around the globe quite soon since he was thirteen, becoming Interested in the study of human beings as a whole, and finding by personal experiences that “humans are in essence the same, in spite of different socio-cultural realities“. Born in Spain, Gonzalo got a degree in Audiovisual Communications & Liberal Arts, and continued his higher education in the USA and Central Europe, where he could explore new fields of photography. Soon after his first degree, Gonzalo decided to combine his professional career as a freelance with a new field of study: Anthropology, which he is currently studying.
Gonzalo has spent the last four years in Ethiopia, been also involved in the cooperation field and learning every day something new about the Horn of Africa and its people. His projects in Ethiopia are many: he worked as a teacher; he is part of VIHVE NGO; he is involved in active tourism as a way to develop the country´s economy. He´s become a member of the yahoo branded storyhunter TV and also publishes in Travel Magazines. He has recently started to work as a contributor for Spanish based ABC newspaper and Italian based Nurphoto agency. In his spare time, he writes about his impressions to raise public awareness about the Ethiopian reality.
He has made an individual itinerant exhibition: “Etiopía, la inocente mirada”, was part of a collective performance at Madariaga Foundation and participated in a collective book of photographs published by Santander Foundation. Among his awards stands out the national TV channel prize of TVE photo contest.
He speaks Spanish, English, Italian and is currently learning Amharic.
- Breaking news
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing