Maysun (Spain, 1980) is a Spanish - Palestinian independent visual journalist and DOP, based in Madrid, Spain and mainly focused in documentary storytelling and news. The interest of learning and her desire to help people made her realise the necessity of documenting her surroundings.
Since 2005, she has covered conflicts, political and social crisis and environmental issues all around the world, including Europe, specially the Balkans, Southeast Asia, North and East Africa, Central America, but with special emphasis in the Middle East.
She has been working, as a freelance, for several NGO's and national/international News Agencies such as EPA, AFP, Corbis, or ACN (Spain). Her pictures have been published in the most important papers, magazines and blogs such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Lens Blog by NYT, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Focus magazine, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, ABC News, NBC News, Al Jazeera, Die Welt, El Pais, El Mundo, CNN, Ojo de Pez Magazine, among others.
Member of Women Photograph, International Federation of Journalists (IJF), Foreign Correspondents’s Association of East Africa (FCAEA) Frontline Freelance Register (FFG), RISC Training Alum and TEDx Speaker.
Maysun combines her work as a documentary and wire photographer with painting, creative design, public speaking and teaching. She also had taken part as Director of Photography of “Llueven Vacas" (2017) a several award winning film by director Fran Arráez and screenwriter and author of the work Carlos B., together with consecrated actors as Eduardo Noriega, Maribel Verdú, María Barranco, Laia Marull, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Asier Etxeandía, Secun de la Rosa or Victor Clavijo, among others.
"I'm committed to my job as I consider it as a way to be engaged and consistent with my convictions and my ethics. Journalism is a way to be engaged with our world".
2019 - 2019 "Desalambre" Awards., 2017 - Photojournalism National Award (Spain), 2017 - “Enfoque” Prize. , 2015 - IPA Awards, 2015 - Photojournalism National Award (Spain), 2015 - Juan Guerrero Photography Award, 2015 - 4th Edition Prix Lucas Dolega, 2015 - Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), 2015 - Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), 2015 - IPA Awards, 2015 - IPA Awards., 2014 - IPA Awards, 2014 - Favoured daughter of the City of Zaragoza., 2014 - IPA Awards, 2013 - PDN Photo Annual Award, 2013 - Robert Capa Gold Medal., 2013 - Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards, 2013 - Marco Luchetta International Award., 2013 - Manuel Rivera Ortiz Grant., 2013 - Pulitzer Prize., 2013 - 2EME Edition Prix Lucas Dolega, 2013 - Reflexiva Award, 2013 - Robert Capa Gold Medal, 2013 - Pulitzer Prize., 2013 - IPA Awards, 2012 - Luis Valtueña Prize, 2011 - PHE Ojo de Pez Human Values Award, 2009 - Fotoactivate Awards, 2009 - Enfoca Awards, 2009 - IPA Awards. , 2008 - Foto-Nikon Award, 2008 - Fnac New Talent Award, 2008 - XI International Photojournalism Award, 2008 - XI International Photojournalism Grant
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