Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a photographer, visual artist and bookmaker. After graduating in Journalism in Barcelona and studying photography in New York; she enrolled FABRICA’s artist residency where she worked at COLORS Magazine as a creative editor and staff photographer for 5 years.
Her projects have been shown internationally including the United States, Canada, UK, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Italy or Spain. Her work is held in private and public collections as Musée de l’Elysée, Winterthur Museum in Switzerland, Luma Foundation or MNAC in Barcelona. Her work has been recognized with several nominations as Foam’s Paul Huf Award, Visionary Award, Magnum Foundation and Catchlight. Recently she has been awardered with Fotopres Grant, Premio Revelación PhotoEspaña and the Madame Figaro - Rencontres Arles award for her exhibition A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion.
Her work has been published worldwide such as The Guardian, The International New York Times, Le Monde, Le Figaro, The Sunday Times Magazine, FT Magazine, El Pais, Marie Claire, D Repubblica, Le Monde Magazine, PDN, Esquire, BJP, Burn Magazine, GUP or Aperture Magazine.
She self-published Thinspiration in 2012, Tediousphilia (Musée de l’Elysée, 2014) and The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), which was highly acclaimed and shortlisted for the ParisPhoto-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival and Photo España Best Book Award. In 2016 La Fabrica published her first Photobolsillo. Her latest book Lobismuller (RM, 2016) — holder of the Images Book Award and finalist of Photo España Best Book Award 2017.
She is currently working in her new long-term project A History of Misogyny, which first chapter
On Abortion will be published by Dewi Lewis in 2017.
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